Just in the nick of time Sony’s Catalyst Prepare arrives allowing you to batch capture all your XAVC LongGOP 1920 x 1080 50p footage to Apple ProRes 422 HQ. Got to be honest I like this programme and it gets all my LongG footage into FCPX…NOW…not when Apple decide to include it !
Firstly you import your footage at this stage you can set in and out points, very useful, and rename your clip in my case SVC01X180…a far better way of keeping tabs on your footage.
Next before batch export you set…ProRes, 422 HQ and Rec.709 and all your clips arrive as the same, way beyond Catalyst Browse.
In my experience the importer had problems importing all my 52 clips and got stuck at clip 28…good news is that it did not fold, I simply stopped the import left clip 28 out and brought in 10 clips at a time which seemed to do the trick, after importing the rest of the clips I went back to clip 28 and it came in fine !
If you open the destination folder while importing you can watch the clips being rendered thats how I noticed it had stuck at clip 28.
Catalyst Prepare has a lot more to offer like transcoding to 422 HQ 2048 x 1080 50p but for now I am very happy with the program and slightly less happy parting with £124.95 but it does the job and more.
Heres a link to the UK download http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/catalystprepare
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