mjroddy wrote on 4/10/2008, 10:12 AM
I'm thinking about getting the EX1 too and flying with V7, but have no practical experience with the combo yet.
My impression (and intended workflow) is to encode using Cineform's Neo HD. WIth that, there should be no problems in the slightest, from what I understand.
Gareth.O wrote on 4/10/2008, 11:09 AM
Hi all.

Well I can confirm that the EX1 works with Vegas 7.0e.

You just have to download the XDCAM EX Clip Browser from the Sony website and that will convert the file so it works on Vegas.

Just got to work out how to get a decent SD picture onto the DVD now.

Any ideas anyone?

busterkeaton wrote on 4/10/2008, 11:33 AM
Put the EX1 clips on the timeline and render as a normal SD DVD project. You may want to make it widescreen SD.

Vegas should take care of the down conversion itself.
farss wrote on 4/10/2008, 1:47 PM
"Vegas should take care of the down conversion itself. "

Not really, there's a number of issues you might need to wrangle.
You would want to edit on a 50/60i HD T/L, have Project properties de-interlace set to something other than None. You need to watch how certain FXs are applied as well. Applying things like sharpening before downscaling will give you problems.

If you shoot progressive then the very high res from the EX1 will likely require you to wrangle the resolution during the downscaling or you'll have aliasing and line twitter problems with many display devices.

Gareth.O wrote on 4/10/2008, 2:07 PM
Thanks for your info Bob.

As I plan to create a SD DVD would it be best to set the EX1 up as 1440 x 1080 50i and then place the footage in a HDV 1080-50i (1440 x 1080, 25.000 fps) time line as you said?

Would I then render out as PAL DV Widescreen?

Thanks again for your help.

busterkeaton wrote on 4/10/2008, 3:35 PM
You should probably match your source footage, the EX1 gives you full 1920, not just the 1440 of earlier HDV, so I would go with

HD 1080-50i (1920x1080, 25.000 fps) if that matches your source footage.
farss wrote on 4/10/2008, 3:57 PM
The EX1 does both 1920x1080 and 1440x1080 in HQ and SP respectively.

Gareth, I just use HD 50i although you could use HD 50i, either seems to work OK regardless if you're going to SD. For SD then FullHD is probably overkill unless you want Progressive, then you have to shoot in HQ however so far I'm pretty happy with SP and 50i.