Converting P2 footage for Sony Vegas

mvpvideos2007 wrote on 9/17/2012, 8:53 AM
I have a person who filmed footage with a Panasonic video camera in P2 files. They won't import into vegas, unless I convert them first. It is 1080 24p. I downloaded a software called brosoft MXF converter, tried converting, but the footage looks alittle choppy. Is there a good converter for this?


rs170a wrote on 9/17/2012, 9:12 AM
Raylight Ultra from DV DFilm ($150.00)
Or wait until Pro 12 is released as this feature is supposedly built into it.

FrigidNDEditing wrote on 9/17/2012, 10:50 AM
I'll second Raylight Ultra as a great workflow for Vegas. I've got it, and it saved my bacon on a project about a year ago, and I've used it since as well. Great tool and seemless workflow. Of course with native support coming in 12, it just depends on how quickly you need to have your files cut by.

mvpvideos2007 wrote on 9/17/2012, 10:52 AM
I tried the demo version, but seen no setting for 24p, just 60i and 50i the footage looked choppy.
FrigidNDEditing wrote on 9/17/2012, 11:16 AM
was it shot with a high shutter speed or something like that? or are you certain the chopiness is being introduced into the footage via your workflow?

mvpvideos2007 wrote on 9/17/2012, 11:29 AM
I could only choose between 60i, or 50i. The selected 60i. The video looked jagged, not clean.
kairosmatt wrote on 9/17/2012, 1:52 PM
Can you find out more about the footage-what format and framerate and pulldown?
If the footage is DVCProHD let's hope it was shot with advanced pulldown (24PA) in the menus. All 1080 is in a 60i stream with DVCPro.

Raylight will automatically remove the advanced pulldown if you convert to self contained Raylight AVIs with Raymaker. If you have the codec properly installed you can also drag and drop straight on the Vegas timeline and Vegas will recognize and remove the pulldown as well.

If its regular 24p (not advanced) I don't think Raymaker will remove those extra frames. But Vegas might recognize it if you drag it on the timeline. Its too late now but its always recommended to use advanced pulldown with Raylight.

I have not experience with AVC-I, but I believe that shoots 1080 24p natively?