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Editing Workflow of Olympus SH-2 Camera Files on Mac OS X Yosemite

Brand new compact camera especially for low light shooting, it has several shooting modes to imporve3 your low light photos and videos. And for small design, you can use one hand to finish your shooting. Also, to save you some hunting through settings to find the right one to use, Olympus has put them all under one Nightscape mode in the SH-2.


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Also, if you decide you want video and not photos, pressing the camera's record button in Nightscape mode will get you results optimized for dark Scenes.You'll also find a full manual shooting mode in case you want to move beyond all the automatic options.
Here we will focus on the Videography part:

Videography features


1920*1080 (60p, 30p), 1280*720 (30p), 640*480 (30 fps)



Videography notes

High speed : 120 fps (1280 *720), 240 fps (432*324)





Here you can clear see the parameters about eh videography features from the above tablet. You may notice that the format of this camera is H.264 which is a very compatible codec for almost all the platforms. Does this Olympus SH-2 H.264 footages can edit on Mac Yosemite flawlessly? The answer is depended, for the new system and NLEs like FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, etc, they claimed that this codec is not a problem, but user may find it's not true, even for some H.264 footage come from other cameras.

Here do recommend you this Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac for a try. You can according to your target NLEs to choose the most proper format for your editing software and if you just want enjoy your raw videos on portable devices or uploading them on YouTube or Vimeo, this app can also do the work.


Workflow about editing/playing Olympus SH-2 on Mac Yosemite

Step 1. Launch this app on your Mac

Download this app freely and launch it , you will find even on the Yosemite, this app can run as smoothly as it should.

The storage is used by SD memory card like SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory. You can just insert the card on your Mac. Then launch the app, click "File">"Add Video/Audio" to load your files.

With the inner decoder and recoder, you don't have to download other codec package.


Step 2. Choose proper format for NLEs on Yosemite

We have plenty of NLEs for choosing, which one will be the best is according to your needs.

After see this tablet below, you may have your choice, here we will take FCP as an example.





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Go to the "Format" to choose "Final Cut Pro">"Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as your output format, some of you may say that H.264 can accept by FCP and don't need to convert. But even you don't wrap this code to ProRes codec, FCP will do this favor for you at the backstage.


Here you can know the differences among Apple ProRes codec to help you make a better choice.

Step 3. Adjust parameters if you need

Click "Settings" will bring you to this UI, you can adjust bit rate, frame rate if you need. Some users may find unsync problem after the conversion, here you can adjust the frame rate to fix this.

Step 4. Start to convert Olympus SH-2 footage H.264 to ProRes for FCP on Yosemite

After setting the file location, you can start your conversion, but if you just happen to forget to set the file location, then you can click "Open output folder" to find them.

Here for users with more about how to transfer Olympus SH-2 footages to FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro.

Further Reading:

How to Transcode Panasonic Lumix TZ70 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro X as ProRes for Editing?

How to Tackle No Audio for Sony HDR-AS200V XAVC S to DaVinci Resolve?

How to Import Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Footages in Final Cut Pro X?

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