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Christian Hart
Compressing 1TB of media to work from home/back up
on Feb 10, 2009 at 8:20:43 pm

Hullo there

i'd like to compress about 1.6TB of DVCProHD rushes to something far less chunky
so that I can work from home on the laptop if needs be then bring that project
back into work with me and re-link it to the DVCProHD rushes.

Also - if the main mac pro has down time for any reason i can keep working till
it's back up. Time's super tight on this one....

I'm thinking there are 2 basic ways for me to do this - Media Manager or Compressor.
Which do you think would be the best way forward? I was thinking maybe a couple of
nights transcoding might do the trick... Am i way out?

I don't need super high quality - just something rough and ready with low file sizes - maybe
so i can edit from my little 232GB FW400 portable drive. Is that possible??
If not a G-raid is an option if going that small would take for ever.

Firstly - Is this just a dumb idea?

Secondly - Can anyone suggest a good compression codec/data rate to set it to
given the above? Currently it's all DVCProHD 25fps and i don't know quite where to
start - trancoding to standard PAL would only cut it down to about 35% of it's original size.

Oh - i'm using FCP 6.04 OSX 10.4.11 etc on a 4 x 2,5 G5

thanks muchly!




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Daniel Low
Re: Compressing 1TB of media to work from home/back up
on Feb 11, 2009 at 10:43:30 am

This is more of a workflow thing, I'd suggest the guys in the FCP forum would be better qualified to answer.

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Christian Hart
Re: Compressing 1TB of media to work from home/back up
on Feb 11, 2009 at 11:39:52 am

Ok - will do - sorry!



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Daniel Low
Re: Compressing 1TB of media to work from home/back up
on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:16:19 pm

No worries.

It would be easy to tell you how to compress your video down to a small size but in turn that may introduce a nightmare moving back and forth between FCPs.



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