24p HDCAM/DVCAM Workflow for the Independent Filmmaker


Hill Dave

Sony Pictures Digital



With the rapid and continued adoption of Sony HDCAM as the acquisition format of choice for the independent filmmaker, many people have asked how they could use Sony Vegas software as an editing tool for 24p HDCAM production.

Sony Vegas delivers many exciting new features, including cost-effective tools for 24p HDCAM editing using DVCAM proxies.


Figure 13.1 The 24p/XPRI workflow.

With Vegas Pro you can:

  1. Connect Vegas directly to a Sony J-H3 HDCAM deck and capture frame-accurate DVCAM down-converts over i-link. You can also have DV/DVCAM dubs ...

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