Newb here with a question I cannot find an answer for. I'm very new to CS5.5 and am very frustrated with something that should be a simple procedure, at least it was with my last NLE.
I am shooting amateur hockey games using a Canon XF100. Typically I shoot at 720 60p and with all the starts and stops of the game there may be 30-40 MFX files for a game. I'm having no problems importing into CS5.5, the files all show up on the timeline.
I want (need) to be able to color correct ALL these files at once using the fast color corrector and/or the 3 way color balance. For the life of me I cannot seem to do this and I cannot find any answers despite many hours of searches.
Last night I did (after much mucking around) manage to 'nest' the files and do the color correction but when I went to export to Media Encoder (to render as MP4 file) I kept getting error messages and was unable to proceed. This happened 6 times, the encoding would start and then after about 20 minutes, and some progress, it would give me an error message.
Can someone please, pretty please!, explain a simpler way to do this? I feel like I am missing a very obvious step and I'm probably just phrasing the question incorrectly.
Many thanks in advance.
Adobe CS5.5, Windows 7 Premium
9 GB Ram
500 GB Velociraptor HDD
Dual 27" monitors
Unfortunately, you're doing it exactly in the right way. I just nested a sequence and applied the Fast Color Corrector to the nest and it exported beautifully. Could you try nesting and color correcting a short sequence with clips other than the MXF files generated by the Canon XF100 using the same methodology? I'm trying to see if it's your footage is the issue or something else.
Thanks Kevin, I'll keep mucking around and see what happens. Cheers.