View Full Version : I'm getting a Mac. What should I know to edit hv20 footage?
2007 December 17th, 09:06
I have been editing on the PC in Adobe Premiere for about 8 years. I have been fairly happy with it but I have wanted to leave the PC platform for video editing for some time. I was looking into getting Final Cut Pro and a Mac for Christmas. Is getting the 24p and then editing it easy to do on a Mac? I know the hv20 doesn’t have the pull down flags to make it an easy process. I will also edit 1080i60 but from what I hear editing that is straight forward much like a PC. I just hate to deinterlace video.
Any suggestions before I dive into this OSX editing realm?
2007 December 21st, 19:34
If you're getting an Intel Mac you can stick with Adobe Premiere. Discard iMovie since you've already know Premiere. No point in going backwards. Final Cut Pro is what I use though.
2007 December 23rd, 05:37
Just starting out with Final Cut Pro... Edit HV20 footage 1080i60... It seems to be going well... Very straight forward... Kind of a stupid question, but you said you hate to disinterlace.... Is this a process you need to do in final cut before exporting? I ask because the footage is fine and I haven't done anything....
2007 December 23rd, 09:45
I didn't get it either, and couldn't understand why my final output from FCP looked so jiggly and noisy (the only adjectives I could think of while writing this - suffice to say it looked NOT good).
They recommend de-interlacing prior to editing, but I've been using JES Deinterlacer (google it) on my FCP Quicktime file (after outputting it from FCP), and the results look REALLY great.
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