Pal Conversion in FCP

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  1. ferrarofilms macrumors member

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    I work on HDV NTSC but I keep the masters in APPLE PRORES HQ 1920X1080.
    I need to convert some masters stored in
    APPLE PRORES HQ 1920X1080 60i.mov TO PAL.mov.
    The only chance I see in FCP is the conversion to APPLE PRORES HQ PAL, but the resulting file isless than one third smaller than the original NTSC. The ratio is 1 to 3.5.
    Any idea of why?
    Any other suggested way of conversion?
    Thanks
    Carlo Ferraro
     
  2. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

    MovieCutter

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    Not sure why the file is smaller, but you can't just drop one format into the sequence of another and render it. You need something like the Nattress Converter. I used this last weekend to convert 2 NTSC tapes for a 3 camera interview (idiot videographer changed the format on the cameras) and they passed broadcast QC without a problem.

    http://www.nattress.com/Products/standardsconversion/standardsconversion.htm
     
  3. ferrarofilms thread starter macrumors member

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    Got it

    Thanks for the info. I'll try Nattress. I found why the smaller size, it converts but to Standard definition......
     

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