Edit Sony XDCAM and Panasonic P2 Media with Grass Valley EDIUS 4.5

Studio Monthly by Steven Wise STEP 1: Install P2 driversEdius Pro 4.5

Let’s start with the Panasonic P2 media. First, install the Panasonic P2 drivers— this enables your PC to read the MXF data (OpAtom in this case) directly on the drive. If you don’t do this, EDIUS will not work correctly.

STEP 2: Edit with hi-res data

Once you load the data onto the EDIUS, choose P2 Select from the Capture menu. Here you’ll see thumbnails displayed and, underneath, the clip metadata.

There are two main ways of working with P2 media. Because the solid-state storage media is so fast, it’s perfectly possible to work directly from it, even with a heavy codec like AVC-Intra (although this does require considerable PC horsepower). To work this way, select the Direct Import method, in which case both proxy and hi-res files will be available for editing instantly. Alternatively, if you need to use your ever-so-valuable P2 card on another shoot, you can choose the Copy and Import method, which transfers the data to your local hard disk. read more...

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