MC5: Video Quality Control with XDCAM

Today’s piece is focused on changing the quality of the clips you are working with in Media Composer. Using the Video Quality Control button, found on the bottom of the sequence window, you can toggle the playback quality of the clip. This works great when you are working off a USB powered drive, editing HD material while on your laptop.

By clicking on the button highlighted, you can control the preview quality of the sequence you are editing. Just yellow means it is rough and half yellow and green means full quality.

I’ve been using the feature while editing a multi-cam piece that was shot on XDCAM EX format. I’m loving how easy it is to change how it looks so quickly.