Since 2011, I have appreciated how ClipWrap added proper support for malignant PsF within just days of my initial request, alleviating the woes of many Canon AVCHD camera owners who appreciated pure progressive without any unnecessary de-interlacing. More recently, I was surprised to see how ClipWrap’s creator —Divergent Media— added support for professional XAVC Long GOP to EditReady, and did not do so with ClipWrap. So I asked whether they were now favoring their EditReady instead. They answered with a big yes, with pre-release info about the EditRead 1.2 update that was released earlier this week. Ahead you’ll learn all about it.
Upgrade free or crossgrade from ClipWrap
Divergent Media says that the US$49.99 EditReady 1.2 is a free upgrade for EditReady customers. For ClipWrap customers, they are offering a $29.95 crossgrade.
Original ClipWrap review
Here is a link to my 2011 article: PsF’s missing workflow, Part 8: ClipWrap to the rescue.
A quick comparison of the two apps
Both ClipWrap and EditReady were created mainly to make camera formats that are not (yet) edit friendly more easily acceptable by your editing program. At least since 2011, ClipWrap has actually offered two possible paths to make that happen.
- The first path, which is quite implicit in its name, is to rewrap the original file (like AVCHD, with its painful labyrinth of folders, subfolders, and sequential files) into a single file, maintaining its original códec, without re-encoding anything or making it substantially larger in size.
- To transcode the original file into a different, more friendly códec, also creating a single file. Often the transcoded file is a much larger, i-frame códec.
On the other hand, EditReady’s name does not imply one or the other. With EditReady, you can still do either rewrap or transcode, but the name doesn’t immediately imply either one specifically. Before version 1.2, EditReady didn’t yet support formats like AVCHD or HDV, so editors had to choose between the two, or purchase both. That all changes with EditReady 1.2, which is why Divergent Media considers it to be such an important upgrade is, and is also offering the crossgrade for ClipWrap users. The company says that EditReady 1.2 will be up to three times faster for some conversions compared to ClipWrap.
Colin McFadden of Divergent Media clarifies:
One of the reasons we didn’t do M2T/MTS right away (in EditReady) is because we had all those special optimizations built into ClipWrap, which from a programming standpoint makes it pretty complicated. We didn’t want to just bring them over to the new app as is, giving the new app all these custom special cases. Luckily, we were able to figure out how to rewrite our approach to that, so that we get all the special features (PSF, etc.) without having spaghetti code to maintain in EditReady… We love being on top of supporting special features as cameras come out, and continue that with EditReady. For example, we supported the weird timecode format of the A7S before anyone else, and we’re currently in the process of reverse engineering some special metadata that Sony is baking into their MXF files. So, the things you love in ClipWrap live on in EditReady 🙂
In addition to converting camera formats that are not (yet) edit friendly more easily acceptable by your editing program, EditReady can also transcode between DNxHD and ProRes, or transcode either of those file types to H.264. EditReady can also view and edit metadata, or use metadata to rename files automatically.
What’s new in EditReady 1.2?
- Support for MPEG transport stream content (AVCHD and HDV)
- Better handling for files that can’t be converted to DNxHD due to resolution limitations
- Audio sync fixes for some Panasonic MXF files
- Better support for spanned MXF files
- Much faster initial loading of clip thumbnails and metadata
- Fixes rare crash when disclosing clip info in thumbnail list
- Resolves an issue with menu appearance when Mac OS X is in “high contrast” mode
- Better support for Canon C100 mark II files
Recent related articles
- Understanding & using the breakthrough XAVC Long GOP códec/file format from February 25, 2015
- Pro XAVC Long GOP compatibility bulletin 2015.1 from February 28, 2015
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