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Graham Smith
a Lion and a 5D killed my FCP 7 !
on Jun 19, 2012 at 12:36:57 pm

The new update to Lion combined with the purchase of a new 5D Mark III seem to have rendered FCP 7 useless...

- I transcoded last night with " Pavtube " - seems to work ok ...

- any one out there have any solid recommendations for transcoder / edit platform options ??

- I only edit my demos and do occasional transcodes of DSLR stuff and occasional Alexa footage ...

- time to move to Premier ??

- thanks -

- Graham Smith

Graham Smith

http://www.hdshooter.com


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Phil Balsdon
Re: a Lion and a 5D killed my FCP 7 !
on Jun 19, 2012 at 10:27:49 pm

Why use Pavtube, it's designed to rip Blue Ray discs? What is it transcoding the H264 5D files to?

Why not use the Canon plug in specifically for FCP that is designed to Log and Transfer Canon HDSLR footage as the ProRes file type of your choice, retain Timecode info from the camera data and it's free.

I doubt Lion and the 5D Mk111 are solely to blame.

Premier will bring the 5D files in natively and mix them with other codec formats quite happily. Only have one client left that hasn't made the transition from FCP to Premier or AVID and I'm making the same move myself.

Cinematographer, Steadicam Operator, Final Cut Pro Post Production.
http://philming.com.au
http://www.steadi-onfilms.com.au/


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Graham Smith
Re: a Lion and a 5D killed my FCP 7 !
on Jun 20, 2012 at 1:08:31 am

Hey Phil -

Last night at 12pm Pavtube was the best answer !

I was transcoding 5D MkIII " ALL-I " footage to ProRez 422 . FCP 7 would fail after about 8 clips.

It seems like all the problems began when Lion showed up -

- but I think you're right - even for the occasional transcodes I need a more stable system like Premiere ...

- I guess I was holding out for Apple to fix things ...

- g.s.

Graham Smith

http://www.hdshooter.com


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Phil Balsdon
Re: a Lion and a 5D killed my FCP 7 !
on Jun 20, 2012 at 8:53:58 am

There's a pretty good deal with Adobe Creative Cloud for Master Collection CS6 at the moment, especially if you have an Adobe Suite already, around $30 p.mth for first 12 months depending on where in the world you are located. You get all upgrades as they are released so software is always up to date.

If I was cynical I'd think Apple was deliberately driving the pro users away. I had to do 6 system rebuilds in the last year due to Quicktime issues. My partner teaches broadcast and media journalism at Australia's top university, they're having to abandon FCP due to growing number of students and it's availability. All future generations will learn on a different program. Those that don't go to film school will want to copy Hollywood and they won't be using FCP eX. I really don't think they've considered the marketing consequences very carefully.

So far I'm okay with Premier, only had it a couple of weeks, learning new way of doing FCP things, some things aren't so good but others are better and Adobe are listening and trying.

Cinematographer, Steadicam Operator, Final Cut Pro Post Production.
http://philming.com.au
http://www.steadi-onfilms.com.au/


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Graham Smith
Re: a Lion and a 5D killed my FCP 7 !
on Jun 20, 2012 at 11:44:12 am

Thanks Phil - the Cloud deal sounds great - I'm working in Lightroom and Photoshop anyway...

- thanks for the advice !

- g.s.

Graham Smith

http://www.hdshooter.com


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