3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 22, 2013 1:41 AM by Harm Millaard

    Canon C100 + HyperDeck Shuttle 2 + Adobe Workflow Question

    Chandan S

      Hello Everybody,


      I recently purchased a Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 to pair with my Canon C100. The C100 outputs uncompressed footage thru HDMI. I shot a film recently and I recorded uncompressed 10 bit 4:2:2 Quicktime files thru the shuttle. I need some help with the best way to edit/grade this footage. I searched all over the internet and I found references only to the DNxHD MXF file format or ProRes file format that the shuttle can do. Nobody seems to be using/discussing the uncompressed Quicktime 10 bit 4:2:2 workflow.


      Restrictions: Workflow has to be Adobe + Windows


      The C100 sends the 24p signal in a 60i wrapper and as a result the footage shows up as 29.97 fps.


      1. Removing Pull Down in Adobe After Effects?


      What is the best way to do this? I can go to Adobe AE and Interpret footage. This is converting video from 29.97 to 23.976. Once this step is done:


      A. Do I need to render it and use the rendered file for further steps (Edit/Grade)? The original file out of the shuttle2 shows up as Quicktime 10 Bit Uncompressed YUV 4:2:2, Trillions of Colors. Do I need to render back to the same format or should I render to Uncompressed Avi (Internet is full of issues with QT on Windows). When I try AVI, it offers only Millions of Colors and not Trillions of colors. Will there be a loss in Quality? If I render to uncompressed AVI the file size is almost same as the original. If I render back to the original format (Quicktime 10 Bit Uncompressed YUV 4:2:2, Trillions of Colors) the file size decreases by 10% - 15% making me believe that there is some sort of compression happening.


      B. Do I just skip rendering and somehow send the footage over to Premiere for Editing, Speedgrade for grading and then output for delivery? This would mean sticking to the same file format that the shuttle captured. I am not even sure if this can be done.


      2. Removing Pull Down in Adobe PPro?


      Is there any way I can remove pulldown in Ppro without having to go to AE? I see the Interpret footage option in Ppro. Even after I do it, the file properties still show as 29.97 fps.


      Also, what would be the correct preset option in Ppro? I see a Blackmagic Capture


      Any help will be greatly appreciated. The reason why I want to stick to the least lossy format is because I have a few shots that are underexposed and a few that have an incorrect white balance :-)