Demystifying AVCHD and XDCAM Enhancing in Closing Cut Pro 6

Its really attainable we will see indigenous AVCHD editing (and sequence options) in the subsequent edition of FCP. It previously has assistance for native XDCAM assistance, which is comparable in AVCHD, even though greater quality and a little large bitrate. What tends to make AVCHD unique, and able to document prolonged lengths of High definition footage with really small storage space is it’s use of Prolonged-GOP compression. Long-GOP permits movement movie with no producing each individual frame. Only x amount of frames for every next are produced. The relaxation are practically created by way of interpolation. This will save massive of hard generate place, but calls for playback and enhancing computer software to re-produce those frames not recorded. XDCAM also makes use of Long-GOP, but uses a higher bitrate and diverse algorithm bringing elevated high quality Hd with a small improve in difficult travel space.

Amongst the two, XDCAM is for pro use and thats most probably why they implemented that format initial. But AVCHD is developing in reputation. A little rumor is circulating stating that the following variation of Ultimate Minimize Pro could support indigenous AVCHD modifying. Presently, it is supported but have to first be transcoded into an intermediate format such as ProRes. Intermediate formats are not by mother nature developed to be very transportable or for distribution. They are for operating in a a very substantial high quality arena, enabling for excellent overall flexibility in mixing formats, composites, and so forth. But that is how AVCHD is at the moment supported in FCP. You must “log and transfer” your content, which commences the approach of converting the AVCHD documents into ProRes 422. This takes a extended time, making the thought of a “tapeless” workflow appear not well worth it, because it normally takes more time than actual-time on most workstations to do this transcode. On the other hand, XDCAM footage is introduced into FCP by means of the File>Import>XDCAM route. Downloading and putting in a tiny, free plugin from Sony is all you need to have to beforehand.

Log and Transfer plug in software program utility for XDCAM

The footage is copied from the XDCAM media (this sort of as the SxS solid-state playing cards) and the materials is right away accessible for editing in FCP. When importing from (XDCAM EX format), the transfer has a prime velocity of 800Mb/s. The import procedure merely transfers the media and “wraps” it in QuickTime a quite swift approach you will not likely even discover. One particular hour of footage “captured” and ready-to-edit in ten minutes or much less. When native AVCHD modifying is feasible in Final Reduce Pro, the workflow will grow to be extremely comparable to how we work with XDCAM these days.