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bjornaagedk

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Chris, how do you convert your GH2 videos to FCP ?
« on: May 04, 2011, 11:58:03 AM »

You use Final Cut Pro, correct? I just bought a GH2 a few days ago. Which software do you use to convert MTS files to Quicktime ? I found that MPEG Streamclip doesn't recognize MTS-files..!

Thanks in advance.
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Chris Sanderson

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Re: Chris, how do you convert your GH2 videos to FCP ?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011, 04:29:51 PM »

John is correct.

I use FCP Log & Transfer to transcode the GH2 video files to Apple ProRes 422
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Re: Chris, how do you convert your GH2 videos to FCP ?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 01:41:59 AM »

Thank you both for your answers. I will try this  :)
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Re: Chris, how do you convert your GH2 videos to FCP ?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 03:27:24 PM »

In FCP clip settings, the bitrate for my imported clips (ProRes) is 13,7 Mb/s. I expected to see 24 Mb/s as I shoot in creative mode 24H. Why???
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Re: Chris, how do you convert your GH2 videos to FCP ?
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011, 06:53:54 PM »

The camera recording data rate is specified by Panansonic to be around 24 Mbps (megabits)

However after transcoding in FCP, the resulting Apple Pro Res file will be in the range of 13.5 MBps (megabytes) - considerably higher and resulting in much bigger files since the economies of AVCHD are gone but which are much easier to edit.
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Re: Chris, how do you convert your GH2 videos to FCP ?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2011, 02:31:14 AM »

Okay :) John and Chris, thank you very much.
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Re: Chris, how do you convert your GH2 videos to FCP ?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 09:44:26 AM »

Aha, the penny has dropped :o Thanks!
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