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Panasonic AG-AF100A Manual

Editing avchd with final cut pro 7.
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  • Page 1 Editing AVCHD with Final Cut Pro...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    AND outputtING AVCHD WItH AppLe FINAL Cut pro 7 Transferring AVCHD Footage to Your Mac………………………………......Copying AVCHD Footage to A Hard Drive…………………………………………....4 Transferring AVCHD Footage Directly From the Panasonic AVCCAM Cameras to Your Mac..................Editing With Final Cut Pro 7.…………................5 output optIoNs …………………………………………………........
  • Page 3: The Avchd Workflow On Apple Computers

    The AVChD WorkfloW on Apple CompuTers Apple Intel based Mac computers (MacBookPro laptops, iMac or Mac Pro Towers) work really well with Panasonic AVCCAM cameras shooting AVCHD footage. Working on a Mac platform presents four editing solutions, based on your budget and the complexity of your final edit.
  • Page 4: Copying Avchd Footage To A Hard Drive

    keY poinT #3. WriTe proTeCT Your sDhC CArD prior To mounTing. our SDHC card has a small little slider on the left hand side of the card labeled “Lock.” Push this slider down to write protect the data on your card. This is a critical step to protect your footage before you insert the SDHC card into your Card reader, Camera, or computer SDHC Slot for mounting.
  • Page 5: Transferring Avchd Footage Directly From The Panasonic

    (not streaming oriented), there is no requirement for a Fire Wire output. sTeP #1 – ConneCT YoUR PanasonIC aVCCaM CaMeRa VIa a Usb Cable To YoUR CoMPUTeR. Note: It is recommended to connect your camera to an AC power supply, as a low battery could damage your transferring footage.
  • Page 6: Editing With Final Cut Pro 7

    eDiTing WiTh finAl CuT pro 7 sTeP #1 – oPen fInal CUT PRo 7 After Final Cut Pro opens, your first step should be to set your audio and video setting to the appropriate ProRes (LT) setting for your project. sTeP #2 -ClICk on fInal CUT PRo >...
  • Page 7 There is another way to set the codec to prores (lT) and you do this in the log and Transfer process. sTeP #3a - ClICk fIle > log anD TRansfeR When the window opens, press the tool gear (to the right under the word Transfer) on the top right of the bin pane and select Preferences.
  • Page 8: To Ipod

    sTeP #5 - ClICk on aDD ClIP To qUeUe. This will begin the transcoding of your AVCHD clip into the Apple ProRes preference you established earlier for easy editing. You can watch the progress bar to see the speed of the transcoding. The actual speed of the encoding will be dependent on the speed of your Mac and the length and complexity of your footage.
  • Page 9 This opens up the share window. Here you will find a drop down window for a number of devices. sTeP #2 – seleCT IPoD Click on iPod. sTeP #3 – aDD To ITUnes lIbRaRY Click on Add to iTunes Library. This opens a slide out panel where you can select a playlist in your iTunes library. sTeP #4 –...
  • Page 10: To Youtube

    ouTpuTing To YouTube You might want to share your movie with the world on YouTube. From Final Cut Pro 7, this is very easy to do. Note: You must, of course, have a YouTube account in order to upload your movie.
  • Page 11: To Blu-ray Or Avchd Disc

    sTeP #4 – ClICk eXPoRT That’s all there is to it. Your movie will now be published on YouTube. Note: Remember that this exporting is a background process, so you can continue working. ouTpuTing To blu-rAY or AVChD DisC Final Cut Pro 7 makes it very easy to transfer your movie to Blu-ray or AVCHD Disc. sTeP #1 - ClICk on fIle >...
  • Page 12: To Standard Definition Dvd

    sTeP #3 – CReaTe blU-RaY DIsC Click on Create Blu-ray disc. This opens a slide out panel where you enter your output device (where you will burn your disc). Note: you will need an external Blu-ray burner to burn Blu-ray. However, you can burn an AVCHD disc (which is a duration-limited Blu-ray image on standard DVD media, using the Mac’s internal DVD/Super Drive).
  • Page 13 This opens up the share window. Here you will find a drop down window for a number of devices. sTeP #2 – seleCT DVD. Click on DVD. sTeP #3 – CReaTe DVD Click on Create DVD. This opens a slide out panel where you enter your output device (where you will burn your disc).
  • Page 14: The Avchd Workflow - Archiving

    Year and member of the DVD Association hall of fame. bernie is the panasonic AVChD evangelist and a paid consultant to panasonic.

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