16 October 2009

Editing On Set!

I'm blogging live from the set of a short film produced by Samsung / Fort Productions to promote their new line of wireless streaming BluRay players.  What am I doing here?  I'm camping out in the video village, laptop, P2 reader and stack of hard-drives to boot (no pun intended).

The film is a cohesive action-short that is being embedded into the latest line of promotional materials.  They're shooting "tapeless" Panasonic P2, VariCam 24p.  The P2 footage is coming in as the AVC-Intra codec and we're importing them into Final Cut Pro (Fort is strictly a FCP house) as Apple ProRez 4:2:2 (HQ). The footage recording to the cards is far smaller than the unwrapped MXF files, but thanks to the FW800 P2 card reader we're not being held up too much.

Camera assistant is swinging by, more footage.  Will continue to blog about the experience of dealing with this crazy Intra format!

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