Adobe has been putting out several white papers, workflow guides, and other materials to give the nitty-gritty details of how to work with several high-end cameras and formats. Many of these resources are collected here. This blog post is a summary of some of these resources, and links to some that aren’t captured on this page.
Note that most aspects of working with most of these formats in After Effects and Premiere Pro are not significantly different from working with movie files using other formats and codecs, so the instructions for importing and exporting are much as you find in the general documentation on importing and exporting in After Effects Help and Premiere Pro Help:
Canon digital video camcorder and DSLR cameras
“Using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 with Canon Digital Video Cameras“
This paper covers video formats used by Canon video cameras–DV, HDV, and AVCHD, as well as the new Canon XF MPEG-2 codec.
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 also offers native support for high-definition video shot with the Canon 5D Mark II, 7D, 1D Mark IV, and EOS Rebel T2i DLSRs. For the DSLR workflow, see Karl Soule’s video below.
This paper describes working with footage from Sony XDCAM cameras in XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD 50, XDCAM EX formats.
RED digital cinema (R3D)
“Using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 with RED digital cinema content”
This paper gives an overview of working with RED (R3D) digital cinema files. I point to more technical detail about working with RED (R3D) files in this post: “new RED color science, and how to make it all work with After Effects CS5 and Premiere Pro CS5“.
This paper describes working with footage from Panasonic P2 and P2HD cameras in AVC-Intra 50, AVC-Intra 100, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, and DVCPRO HD formats.
Part 1: aquiring and archiving P2 footage
Part 2: working with P2 footage in Premiere Pro CS5 (more detail here: “Import assets in tapeless formats” and “Export to Panasonic P2 format”)
Part 3: working with P2 footage in After Effects (more details here: “Import assets in Panasonic P2 format”)
Part 4: delivery options and working with P2 footage in Adobe Media Encoder
This paper describes working with footage from Panasonic AVCCAM cameras using the AVCHD codec.
Part 1: aquiring and archiving AVCHD footage
Part 2: working with AVCHD footage in Premiere Pro CS5
Part 3: working with AVCHD footage in After Effects
Part 4: delivery options and working with AVCHD footage in Adobe Media Encoder