50i or 25p

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Mister Three, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Mister Three macrumors newbie

    Mister Three

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    Hi everyone,

    i have a sony v1 which shoots 25p but transfers it to 50i internally!
    I'm about to import the footage into fcp but i'm not sure which setting to use on import or for the sequence settings, 25p or 50i. Does anybody know? I'll be capturing using the apple h.264 I think unless anyone can offer a better way...

    many thanks

    Tony

    using a mac pro 2.8
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    Capture using the HDV 1080i50 preset. This will capture in the Apple HDV codec. H.264 is only good as a final output codec. You never, ever what to use it to edit with.


    Lethal
     
  3. Mister Three thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mister Three

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    captured

    Thanks for the info Lethal,

    I've captured the way you suggested. Why is h.264 only used for output?

    Tony
     
  4. Courtaj macrumors 6502a

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    H.264 is designed as a delivery format, not an editing format. It's highly compressed which makes it ideal for delivery (high quality relative to file size) but a pain in the proverbial to edit with.
     
  5. Mister Three thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mister Three

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