Avid Users: Use Raylight MXFX instead of DVFilm Maker to add/remove pulldown,
reduce noise, or rotate image. Raylight MXFX enables you to edit all 24P and 25P HD

formats on the Avid.

Recommended Settings for the Panasonic HVX200 and Transfer to Film

Other settings are up to the user and can be accurately judged using an HD monitor with greater than 700 lines resolution.

Use DVFilm Raylight to Edit HVX200 footage with Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere Pro.

If you edit with CineForm it is important to use the Raylight Decoder.

DVFilm Maker's Support for Panasonic HVX200

If you cannot use Raylight, DVFilm Maker can convert MXF files from the HVX200 to Quicktime or AVI.

Windows Users - You can import the resulting AVI's into numerous other programs like After Efffects. For real-time editing, we recommend the Raylight AVI format. However if you get Raylight, there is a built-in conversion tool called RayMaker that comes with the Raylight System and performs the necessary conversion. So DVFilm Maker is only used if you do not need the real-time editing capabilities of Raylight.

Avid and FCP Users - Until Avid and FCP support the 1080/24PA and 720/25P formats, you can use Maker to create HD Quicktimes editable in Avid or FCP. See below for details.

1080/24PA (Advanced, or 2:3:3:2 Pulldown)

720/24P or 720/25P recording mode

Choosing the Right Quicktime codec

The default codec for HD quicktime is the Avid DV100 codec. For all other Quciktime codecs, the "User Selects Compression" optiion must be used, and then you are prompted to select the Quicktime compression format when the processing starts. Other possible formats are Avid DNxHD codec (for real time editing with Avid HD systems) and Motion JPEG B for Final Cut Pro. Other possible formats are Blackmagic YUV or uncompressed (Format = None).

Choosing the Right AVI codec

Possible AVI codecs are Raylight or CineForm. For these formats you must select the "User Selects Compression" optiion. Also for CineForm 1080-line format you must also select "resize" to 1440 x 1080. The default format is uncompressed AVI, 24 bits/pixel.


If you configure the camera to record on channels 1 and 2, DVFilm Maker will copy 1 and 2 from the 1080i DVCPROHD audio data into a stereo audio track in the Quicktime or AVI movie file. For 720/24p or 720/25p formats Maker will automaticall search for and use the audio MXF files for channels 1 and 2 in the AUDIO folder.


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