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  • Support for Sony PMW-EX1 XDCAM EX ?

    Maybe the most interesting camera in 2007 is expected to hit the streets in November (in Europe, the price will be only EUR 6.500,- plus tax!):

    http://www.sony.com.au/objects/PDF/PDWEX1_Brochure.pdf

    Will Edius support this format? The spec sheet says the the camera records MPEG-2 Long GOP. So this sounds kind of ordinary.

  • #2
    That camera is sitting at my booth at IBC right now :)


    Mike

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GrassValley_MD View Post
      That camera is sitting at my booth at IBC right now :)
      Mike
      Cool! Can you please tell us something about picture quality and how to import the video into Edius? TIA!

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      • #4
        I'm wondering if Edius can play the mp4 files directly or do you need to convert them to mxf files using the supplied Sony software for doing this.

        I'd prefer to convert to HQ - much smoother edit experience.

        Paul
        Edius Edits at: http://www.vimeo.com/user781619/videos

        1) AMD 3900X 12 core 4.6Ghz 2) Asus X79 4930K 6 core @4.4GHz Water Cooled. 480GB REVO3x2 System drive, 4TB Raid 0, 4 TB E-Sata Raid 5, 32GB RAM, GTX1070Ti Decklink HD Extreme. 3X Sony AX53 Sony AX700 BMPCC 4K

        http://indiestereographer.blogspot.co.uk

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PaulTV View Post
          I'm wondering if Edius can play the mp4 files directly
          Paul
          The camera doese MPEG2.

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          • #6
            so what are the mp4 files refered to in the sony pdf - proxy's? There are a number of references to converting from mp4 to .mxf I see that the camera records long gop mpeg2 - but are they .mxf extension as per XDCAM HD?

            Paul
            Edius Edits at: http://www.vimeo.com/user781619/videos

            1) AMD 3900X 12 core 4.6Ghz 2) Asus X79 4930K 6 core @4.4GHz Water Cooled. 480GB REVO3x2 System drive, 4TB Raid 0, 4 TB E-Sata Raid 5, 32GB RAM, GTX1070Ti Decklink HD Extreme. 3X Sony AX53 Sony AX700 BMPCC 4K

            http://indiestereographer.blogspot.co.uk

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            • #7
              The files are MPEG-2 in an MP4 wrapper ready for easy play back. They are easily re-wrapped into the proper mxf format (lossless of course).
              Sony PMW-EX1 on a learning curve
              editing with Vegas Pro 8.0b, but considering Edius Broadcast
              QX6700 quad CPU, Asus P5W DH Deluxe, 2xRAID0
              24" LCD plus 50" HDTV

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              • #8
                thanx dude, now I know.

                Paul
                Edius Edits at: http://www.vimeo.com/user781619/videos

                1) AMD 3900X 12 core 4.6Ghz 2) Asus X79 4930K 6 core @4.4GHz Water Cooled. 480GB REVO3x2 System drive, 4TB Raid 0, 4 TB E-Sata Raid 5, 32GB RAM, GTX1070Ti Decklink HD Extreme. 3X Sony AX53 Sony AX700 BMPCC 4K

                http://indiestereographer.blogspot.co.uk

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                • #9
                  You can import the clips much like the XDCAM importer :)


                  MIke

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                  • #10
                    Yeah Mike, drool, drool. Glad to have seen it and you of course! Thanks for the talk and sorry we couldn't get back to the booth. Ultra-HD is sooooo awesome!!
                    John Glantz

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                    • #11
                      I have trouble understanding what this camera is aimed for...is it competition to the HVX200??

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by STORMDAVE View Post
                        I have trouble understanding what this camera is aimed for...is it competition to the HVX200??
                        That would be the most obvious comparison, and one likely target market would be independent film-makers. Some high-end event videographers are also interested in this camera due to the larger sensors compared to other low-cost HD cameras, which should help a little in low light.
                        Edius 6.5 on Lenovo W520 laptop: Intel Core i7-2720QM @2.2 GHz, Nvidia graphics card, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Canon Vixia HF-G10, three Sony HDV video cameras and one Canon 7D.

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                        • #13
                          In a nutshell:

                          mp4 wrapper for NLE compatibility

                          cheaper solid state memory

                          1/2-inch lens
                          Q6600 Quad-Core2 [email protected], Asus P5K-E Wifi MB, 2GB DDR2-800 RAM, BFG 7900GTX OC 512MB, Edius NX PCI-E, Edius 4.52, Adobe Production Premium CS3, Windows XP Pro SP2

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JPowell View Post
                            cheaper solid state memory
                            Not currently -- maybe once additional vendors start making SxS cards, but the prices that have been mentioned are essentially identical to Panasonic P2 card prices.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by THoff View Post
                              Not currently -- maybe once additional vendors start making SxS cards, but the prices that have been mentioned are essentially identical to Panasonic P2 card prices.
                              Yes, but with three times the recording time per card for the same price. That not only improves the cost equation but makes it possible to shoot for a reasonable length of time without having to swap cards. Plus the physical format is compatible with newer laptops while P2 is not, and manufacture will be less restricted which should lead to lower prices. Everything about this is better than P2 from a practical standpoint, but the initial price is still a bit steep.
                              Edius 6.5 on Lenovo W520 laptop: Intel Core i7-2720QM @2.2 GHz, Nvidia graphics card, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Canon Vixia HF-G10, three Sony HDV video cameras and one Canon 7D.

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