import/export codecs/settings for FCE with HMC40 footage?
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:15
Hi all, I am pretty new to video editing in FCE, and brand new to 'tapeless workflow' (just bought a Panasonic HMC40) so am not sure of all the technical protocol yet. What is AVCHD as opposed to DV or HDV? What is meant by 'transcoded'? For the following series of questions, my final usage will be for the web, flash video (.flv file as converted in Adobe Media Converter from the quicktime file exported from FCE, unless there is a method to export directly to a flash video file from FCE i.e. what is the FLC format?) streaming from my server and played with a flash player (.swf file) Obviously, I would like to achieve the best quality possible while still maintaining a fast streaming time here is an example of the above: [url]http://dennisroliff.com/multimedia/oasis/[/url] I see that if I go to menu-->final cut express-->easy setup I get a window with default import settings as in figure 1 below [img]http://dennisroliff.com/samples/web/fce/setup.jpg[/img] figure 1 Which import format is best for footage from the HMC40, shooting at 108024p? 108030p? see figure 2 below [img]http://dennisroliff.com/samples/web/fce/import_format.jpg[/img] figure 2 Which import frame rate is best for footage from the HMC40, shooting at 108024p? 108030p? see figure 3 below (don't understand the odd frame rate choices of 25 and 29.97) [img]http://dennisroliff.com/samples/web/fce/import_framerate.jpg[/img] figure 3 The default import codec is DV-NTSC as seen in the popup menu in figure 4 below [img]http://dennisroliff.com/samples/web/fce/codec.jpg[/img] figure 4 which of the above import codecs would you recommend for footage from the HMC40 if I am shooting in 108024p? 108030p? I am using the 'log and import' option for importing footage directly into projects from the SDHC card. Does the check box option under the 'import settings' tab mean that audio/video will be compressed with the import codec specified during 'import setup'? see figure 5 below [img]http://dennisroliff.com/samples/web/fce/import.jpg[/img] figure 5 When exporting from FCE with quicktime conversion, is it best to use the same type of codec as the import codec? see fig 6 below [img]http://dennisroliff.com/samples/web/fce/export.jpg[/img] figure 6 Thanks very much for any advice. Much appreciated. Best, Dennis [url]http://dennisroliff.com/folio[/url]Reply