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Should I choose by camera type or video record format?

Should I choose by camera type or video record format?

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Summary: Digital cameras come in all shapes a sizes – and prices. We’ve divided these roundups by camera type, and cost. Here, you’ll find our take on everything from pocketable compact models to high-end full-frame powerhouses.

Interchangeable lens cameras come in all kinds of different shapes, sizes and prices, from the very reasonable to the eye-wateringly expensive.

While most of the cameras in this category fall within the relatively narrow $500-$800 range (with a few exceptions), products in this roundup vary quite a bit in terms of sensor size, number and type of control points, zoom range, video capabilities and built-in electronic viewfinders (or lack thereof).

The Long Zoom Compact category is probably the most diverse of any in our round-ups. Within it are three separate sub-classes of camera, all of which offer 8x optical zoom or greater (up to a whopping 83x). Broadly speaking, the cameras separate into the following categories:

Classic superzooms: DSLR look-alikes with small sensors and very long zoom lenses. The vast majority of the cameras here belong to this class.
What we might call ‘pocketable’ long zooms, which offer less zoom range but which look and handle like a traditional compact. Examples include the Sony Cyber-shot HX90V and Nikon Coolpix S9900.
Finally there are the heavy-hitters, premium long zoom cameras like the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 and Canon PowerShot G3 X. All of these use sensors that are substantially larger, 1″-type sensors and offer more advanced features, with fast lenses and high-end video capabilities.

One thing all of the cameras in this category have in common, aside from having a fixed prime lens, is that they offer either a 28mm or 35mm equivalent focal length (save for the Sigma Quattro dp2 and dp3), making all excellent choices for shooting street photography or candids. You’ll find large sensors in this category, either APS-C or full frame. One nice perk of having a fixed prime lens camera is that the lens can be optimized for the camera’s sensor. As a result, all of these cameras deliver excellent sharpness.

In many users’ pockets consumer-level digital compact cameras have been replaced by smartphones. The cameras of the latter don’t usually have zoom lenses or xenon flashes but image sensor technology has been rapidly improving and clever software processing helps rival, and in some cases even surpass, image quality of dedicated cameras. Add large high-resolution screens for image framing and viewing along with the ability to add special features and new shooting modes by installing apps to the mix, and it’s no surprise that for many the smartphone camera has become an important piece of photographic equipment. 

No matter what kind of camera you have chosen, you always have the require of playing or editing video in sometimes. Not all the video can be imported into the NLEs for editing since the video format or recording codec are not compatible for all the NLEs. In fact, different NLE has different original format with itself, such as Avid DNxHD for Avid MC, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro X/7/6MPEG-2 or WMV(VC-1) for Adobe Premier Pro and Sony Vegas and more to meet different of needs.

Hot SearchXAVC S to Avid | H.265 to Adobe Premiere Pro | 4K video in Sony Vegas

A PROFESSIONAL TOOL named  Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac(read the review) can be convert all kinds of camera video to the most suitable format whatever NLEs. Here we choose the FCP X/7/6 as the example.

          
  
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How to import and edit camera video with Final Cut Pro X Mac OS X 10.11?

Step 1: Transfer mirrorless recorded footage to Mac computer.

Almost all camera records footage on an SD card, you can remove the SD card from the camera, insert the SD card to a card reader, then plug in the card reader into your Mac computer USB Port for transferring the video footage to your Mac local hard drive.

Step 2: Import camera recorded footage.

From “File”drop-down option, select “add Video/Audio”to add source camera recorded footage to the program.



Step 3: Select output file format.

Click “Format”bar, from its drop-down list, select “Final Cut Pro”> “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)”as your desired output.
file format.



Step 4: Convert camera recorded footage to Apple Prores format.

Go back to the main interface and press the “Convert”icon on the right-bottom to start mirrorless recorded footage to Final Cut Pro Apple Prores process.

When the conversion is done, you can easily import the converted video to FCP X for furthering professional editing.

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