Proxy Video - From A to iPod

Proxy Video - From A to iPod
How to use Proxy Video as a fast, cost-effective
and reliable way to get dailies... daily!
What is Proxy Video?
Proxy Video
(Requires AJ-YAX800G Encoder Card)
Provides the ability to SIMULTANEOUSLY
encode the video and audio that is being
recorded by the camera (in HD or SD) into a
lightweight MPEG-4 format video onto a P2
Card and an SD Memory Card.
How can I use Proxy Video?
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Uplink and beam proxy footage from remote locations, via
Satellite, Dial-up Modem or Cellular Smartphone.
(ie: War Zone, Late breaking stories, etc.)
Create a paper or offline proxy edit for later conform.
(ie: News stories, First assemblies, etc.)
Create internet ready streaming video for the web.
(ie: YouTube, etc.)
Create in camera dailies that can be loaded onto a portable
media player (ie: iPod, iPhone)
What does Proxy Video look like?
Quality
Setting
192 kbps
768 kbps
1.5 Mbps
Size
320x240
320x240
320x240
Sound
Mono
Stereo
Stereo
Frame Rate
12 or 15 fps
24 or 30 fps
24 or 30 fps
Time Code
Option
Upper or Lower Upper or Lower Upper or Lower
Burn in
Burn in
Burn in
Note: Time-Code super-imposition is a burn-in reference only.
The Proxy Video does not contain a user addressable Time Code Track.
How much Proxy Video can I record on an SD Card?
Card Capacity
192 kbps
768 kbps
1500 kbps
256 MB
Approx.
2 hour
17 minutes
Approx.
35 minutes
Approx.
19 minutes
512 MB
Approx.
4 hours
27 minutes
Approx.
69 minutes
Approx.
38 minutes
1 GB
Approx.
8 hours
56 minutes
Approx.
2 hours
19 minutes
Approx.
77 minutes
2 GB
Approx.
18 hours
11 minutes
Approx.
4 hours
44 minutes
Approx.
2 hours
37 minutes
SDHC 4 GB
Approx.
35 hours
42 minutes
Approx.
9 hours
18 minutes
Approx.
5 hours
12 minutes
What do I need to record Proxy Video to an iPod?
Camera and Cards
Cameras
AJ-HPX2000, AJ-HPX3000, AJ-HPX2700 or AJ-HPX3700
P2 Cards
Any size P2 Card
Proxy Encoder Cards
AJ-YAX800G
SD Cards
Any Panasonic “High Speed” or “SDHC” SD Memory Card.
(Other Manufacturer Cards can be used as well.
Please test.)
SD Card Adapter/Slot
If your laptop already has a built-in SD Memory Card Reader
nothing else is needed, If not, you will need an SD to USB/
Firewire Adapter
(very common and inexpensive)
What do I need to record Proxy Video to an iPod?
Computer Hardware and Software
iTunes Software
(Mac & PC)
iTunes Version 7.7 or later (Recommended)
Quicktime Software
(Mac & PC)
Quicktime Version 7.4.5 or later (Recommended)
Mac Computer Requirements
(Desktop or Laptop)
Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later (required for iTunes)
Mac OS X 10.4.10 or later (required for iPhone)
1Ghz G4 processor or better
256MB RAM / 16MB Video RAM
PC Computer Requirements
(Desktop or Laptop)
32-bit editions of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Vista
64-bit editions of Windows Vista
2Ghz Pentium Class Processor or better
512MB RAM / 32MB Video RAM
What do I need to record Proxy Video to an iPod?
Video Capable iPod/iPhone
iPod nano (3rd Generation)
4GB and 8GB
iPod Touch
(1st & 2nd Generation)
8GB, 16GB and 32GB
iPod nano (4th Generation)
8GB and 16GB
iPod (5th Generation : “iPod
with video”)
30 GB, 60 GB
iPhone
8GB, and 16GB
iPod Classic (1st & 2nd
Generation)
80GB, 120GB and 160GB
iPhone 3G
8GB and 16GB
Proxy Video to iPod : Step by Step
Proxy Video to iPod : Step by Step
STEP 1 : Insert and Install Proxy Encoder Card
Make sure the camera’s Power Switch is set to the
OFF position when installing the card.
The Proxy Card slot is covered by a plastic lid that
is easily removed with a Phillips Head Screwdriver.
After installing the card and replacing the lid, turn
the camera back ON.
Proxy Video to iPod : Step by Step
STEP 2 : Insert and Format SD Memory Card
Place SD Card
(make sure it is not “Locked” or “Write Protected”)
into the SD Memory Card Slot.
Proxy Video to iPod : Step by Step
STEP 2 : Insert and Format SD Memory Card
Use the THUMBNAIL MODE to Format the Card
in the Camera.
Go to:
OPERATION / FORMAT / SD CARD:
Hit ENTER when prompted “Sure?”
Proxy Video to iPod : Step by Step
STEP 3 : Initialize, then enable Proxy Record and Set Settings
When the Proxy Encoder Card is installed for the
first time, it is always a good idea to “Initialize”.
Go to:
OPERATION / DEVICE SETUP / PROXY /
INITIALIZE :
Hit ENTER when prompted “Sure?”
Proxy Video to iPod : Step by Step
STEP 3 : Initialize, then enable Proxy Record and Set Settings
Now we will enable Proxy Video Recording to both the
P2 Card and the SD Card.
Go to:
OPERATION / DEVICE SETUP /PROXY / REC MEDIA :
Select “P2&SD”
Proxy Video to iPod : Step by Step
STEP 3 : Initialize, then enable Proxy Record and Set Settings
Now we will enable Time Code Super-imposition on the
lower part of the frame.
Go to:
OPERATION / DEVICE SETUP / PROXY / TC SUPER :
Select “LOWER”
Proxy Video to iPod : Step by Step
STEP 3 : Initialize, then enable Proxy Record and Set Settings
Now we will set the Record Data Rate (the record
quality setting).
Go to:
OPERATION / DEVICE SETUP / PROXY / REC RATE :
Select “1500 kbps”
Proxy Video to iPod : Step by Step
STEP 4 : SHOOT !!!
Proxy Video to iPod : Step by Step
STEP 5 : Mount SD Card on your Computer
The Card mounts as a volume with the name
“NO NAME”
Note: This will look slightly different on a Windows PC, but the folder
structure is the same.
Inside this volume you will find a folder called
“CONTENTS”, and inside this folder you will see
a folder called “PROXY”.
Proxy Video to iPod : Step by Step
STEP 6 : Open Apple’s iTunes Software
Launch Apple’s iTunes Software.
When iTunes is open, got to iTUNES /
PREFERENCES /ADVANCED :
You want to make sure that both “Keep iTunes Music
Folder Organized” and “Copy files to iTunes Music
Folder when adding to library” are selected.
Proxy Video to iPod : Step by Step
STEP 7 : Create a new Playlist
You’ll want to create a new Playlist for each
shooting day.
Start by Clicking on the “+” sign on the
bottom left corner.
Then replace the default “untitled playlist”
with something like “Wed, Aug. 25th, DAY 4”
Proxy Video to iPod : Step by Step
STEP 8 : Move MP4 files onto your new Playlist
Go back to the “PROXY” folder identified in
STEP 5, and Click on the top tab named “Kind”.
This will sort the files by different file types. You
may have noticed that the Proxy folder contains
both “MP4” and “BIN” files. We do not need the
“BIN” files, and sorting by “Kind” groups all of
our MP4 files together. Select all of the MP4 files
and Drag and Drop them onto your new empty
Playlist window.
Proxy Video to iPod : Step by Step
STEP 9 : Rename file names as needed
Select the “Album View” in the top right corner.
This will allow you to see the both a thumbnail
image and the file information. Click on the file
“name” and rename it.
Proxy Video to iPod : Step by Step
STEP 10 : Connect iPod/iPhone
Use the standard iPod/iPhone to USB
connector (supplied with any iPod and
iPhone) to connect the device to your
computer. The device should automatically
be recognized by iTunes and mount as an
available device. Drag the newly created
playlist onto the mounted iPod/iPhone
volume. The media will start copying over
to the device.
Proxy Video to iPod : Step by Step
STEP 11 : Disconnect iPod/iPhone
Unplug your iPod/iPhone and repeat STEP 10 as many times as you have devices.
Proxy Video to iPod : The Results
After selecting “iPod” on the iPhone main
screen, and selecting “Videos” from the
bottom menu screen, you will see a vertical
set of dailies. On the left side, you will find a
thumbnail representation of the first frame of
video for each clip. On the right side, you will
find a descriptive name for each shot (“Sc 1 Tk
1”), as well as the shot duration of each clip.
Proxy Video to iPod : The Results
On the iPhone (or iPod Touch), you can
use your finger to scroll through your
entire set of dailies, and simply tap on
the clip you want to review. Once you
tap on a selected clip, the clip will play
and give you standard player controls
(Play, Pause, etc.
Learn more at
www.panasonic.com/p2hd
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