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Sony BPAV reformatting

Apr 8, 2013 7:35 PM

I am shooting on Sony EX3 and editing on CS6, pc version.  What is the best way to format BPAV files into single, editable files for a client?  I know there are third party options with Apple.  I'm not that sure about the pc side, though.

 
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    Apr 9, 2013 12:13 AM   in reply to toddpretre

    You can't without quality loss. It is best to keep the BPAV directory as it is, including subdirectories. The alternative is to put all the clips in a timeline and export as a single H.264 file, with the generation loss and the drawback that it is one single file, which is IMO far more difficult to edit that the original small clips.

     
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    Apr 9, 2013 12:54 AM   in reply to Harm Millaard

    "You can't without quality loss."

     

    Well, you can, but you will probably not like the file size.  You can make an uncompressed .avi file, a QT file with .tga files, etc.

     
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    Apr 9, 2013 12:59 AM   in reply to toddpretre

    Use either the free download Lagarith or UT "lossless" codecs to export as *.avi, or alternatively the free download Avid DNxHD codec to export as *.mov.

     

    All of these are designed for your  purpose - export of files with as little loss of quality as possible (they are described as visually lossless) to a format which is accessible to a variety of NLEs and software players.

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 5:29 PM   in reply to toddpretre
     
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    Apr 11, 2013 10:52 PM   in reply to toddpretre

    Yes, use Media Encoder.  When you install the codecs, they appear in the Video codec list in AME. 

     

    As an example, in Format, select QuickTime, then in Preset select the appropriate HD one.

     

    Now go to the Video Tab lower down the R hand panel and select video codec.  Avid DNxHD will appear in the list which appears for selection.

     

    UT and Lagarith will appear in the same place if you select .AVI.

     
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