Its quite possible we’ll observe native AVCHD editing (and chain settings) from the next edition of FCP. It already includes support for native XDCAM support, that will be comparable in AVC HD, but higher quality and a small high-bitrate. What makes AVCHD unique, and ready to record long lengths of HD footage with almost no space for storage is it has utilization of Long-GOP compression. Long-GOP allows motion video without even creating every single frame. Only x quantity of frames per minute are created. The others are virtually developed by means of interpolation. This saves enormous of disk drive space, however, requires playback and editing software to re-create those frames not recorded. XDCAM additionally uses Long-GOP, but runs on the higher bit rate and separate algorithm; bringing increased quality HD that has a tiny increase in hard disk drive space.
Between the two, XDCAM is for expert use and final cut pro x effects thats likely why they executed that format. However, AVC HD keeps growing in popularity. A small rumor is circulating saying that the next edition of Final Cut Pro may support indigenous AVC HD editing. Currently, it’s supported but needs to first be transcoded in an intermediate format such as for example ProRes. Intermediate formats are not naturally designed to be quite portable or for distribution. They are for in a a rather higher excellent arena, allowing for great flexibility in mixing formats, composites, etc.. But that’s the way AVCHD is currently supported in FCP. You must “log and move” your material, which begins the process of converting that the AVC HD files right into ProRes 422. This requires quite a while, which makes the idea of a “tapeless” work-flow seem just not worth it, as it will take more than real-time on most workstations to do this transcode. On the flip side, XDCAM footage has been brought into FCP via the File>Publish>XDCAM path. Installing and downloading a small, totally free plugin from Sony is whatever you want to beforehand.
Log and Move plug-in software utility for XDCAM
The footage is reproduced from the XDCAM press (like the SxS solid-state cards) and the material is immediately available for editing in FCP. When importing from the SxS cards (XDCAM EX format), the move has a top speed of 800Mb/s. The import process simply transfers the press and “wraps” it into QuickTime; a very speedy process you won’t actually notice. 1 hour of footage “captured” and ready-to-edit at 10 minutes or less. When indigenous AVCHD editing is potential in Final Cut Pro, the work flow will become rather like the way we work with XDCAM today.
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