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Jeremy Newmark
FYI: ProRes capture on a Quad G5
on Jun 15, 2007 at 9:14:03 pm

Yesterday I was finally able to install FCS 2 and start testing things out. I'm happy to say that today I was able to capture 1080 24p all day long from HDCAM tapes to ProRes 422 HQ on our Quad G5. We have a Kona 3 with the latest drivers capturing to a Huge U320RX which was 85% full when we started. Everything went pretty smoothly, no big hiccups or issues. I'll continue to test for the next few days and let you know if anything pops up, but for now I think I can safely say that you CAN capture ProRes on the EOL G5's.

best regards,
jeremy

P.S. I'll post this on the Kona forum as well.


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tcurren
Re: FYI: ProRes capture on a Quad G5
on Jun 15, 2007 at 10:00:52 pm

Try 1080 30.

Terence Curren
http://www.alphadogs.tv
http://www.digitalservicestation.com
Burbank,Ca


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Bob Zelin
Re: FYI: ProRes capture on a Quad G5
on Jun 15, 2007 at 10:47:49 pm

who let Terry in here !

Bob Zelin


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Jeremy Newmark
Re: FYI: ProRes capture on a Quad G5
on Jun 16, 2007 at 11:36:37 am

[Bob Zelin] "who let Terry in here !"

I'm glad that we're starting to see more and more old school L'rs on the cow. With FCS 2, I think we're going to see a lot more of them popping up here.

Before ProRes, I think that DNxHD was really the last major thing that Adrenaline had over FCP. But, now that we have ProRes and I see that it's working, I think we may finally lay our Adrenaline to rest.

best regards,

jeremy


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tcurren
Re: FYI: ProRes capture on a Quad G5
on Jun 16, 2007 at 3:55:36 pm



The major thing that Avid still has over FCP is media management. Because of the architecture of FCP, I don't think that will ever change. That hasn't kept Avid from killing themselves though.

Terence Curren
http://www.alphadogs.tv
http://www.digitalservicestation.com
Burbank,Ca


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Jeremy Newmark
Re: FYI: ProRes capture on a Quad G5
on Jun 17, 2007 at 8:58:21 pm

Very true! You absolutely have to plan well and really keep your media organized with FCP. It's nothing like Avid in this sense, you just have to be smart about it and stay one step ahead.

best regards,

jeremy


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tcurren
Re: FYI: ProRes capture on a Quad G5
on Jun 16, 2007 at 3:59:02 pm

<>

Bob,

As you know, I've owned Kona products for years. I've jut been an occasional lurker in the past. As we are now nearly 50 percent FCP vs. Avid, you will be seeing more of me here. :-p


Terence Curren
http://www.alphadogs.tv
http://www.digitalservicestation.com
Burbank,Ca


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Jeremy Newmark
Re: FYI: ProRes capture on a Quad G5
on Jun 16, 2007 at 11:29:22 am

[tcurren] "Try 1080 30."

Hey Terry,

I'm continuing with more tests today. 1080 25 works fine, 1080 30 does not. I tried multiple times and it started dropping frames just after a few seconds. This is no problem for me, being that I mostly work with 23.976 and a little 25. But for the majority of the US market who works in 29.97, then it seems as though you're out of luck with a Quad G5. I'd be curious to here if anyone does get it working, but my guess is that you simply need more processing power to crunch the codec. I'll continue testing away and report back if I come across any interesting info.

best regards,

jeremy


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tcurren
Re: FYI: ProRes capture on a Quad G5
on Jun 16, 2007 at 3:56:20 pm

<<1080 25 works fine, 1080 30 does not.>>

That is my experience also. Need the Intel Mac.

Terence Curren
http://www.alphadogs.tv
http://www.digitalservicestation.com
Burbank,Ca


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George Bellias
Re: FYI: ProRes capture on a Quad G5
on Jun 18, 2007 at 4:06:15 pm

I wonder if we will be able to capture 1080i/60 with the IO HD on a Quad G5. Maybe the PreRes chip in the IO HD can offset the lack of processing power.

George Bellias
Jade Productions


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David Roth Weiss
Re: FYI: ProRes capture on a Quad G5
on Jun 18, 2007 at 4:24:31 pm

Hey there George!!! Remember me, a voice from the past???

You should absolutely be able to capture ProRes 422 1080i/60 with your quad machine using the IO HD.

In addition, simulataneous export of high quality cafe lattes may be possible.

David

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Post-production Supervisor
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles


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walter biscardi
Re: FYI: ProRes capture on a Quad G5
on Jun 18, 2007 at 5:39:55 pm

[David Roth Weiss] "
You should absolutely be able to capture ProRes 422 1080i/60 with your quad machine using the IO HD."


You can do ProRes Capture / Playback on a MacBook Pro too with the Io HD. That's the whole point of the on-board processing. AJA had the unit hooked up to a laptop at NAB and it was working very nicely.

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David Roth Weiss
Re: FYI: ProRes capture on a Quad G5
on Jun 18, 2007 at 5:43:04 pm

[walter biscardi] "You can do ProRes Capture / Playback on a MacBook Pro too with the Io HD. That's the whole point of the on-board processing. AJA had the unit hooked up to a laptop at NAB and it was working very nicely."

And, what about the simultaneous high quality latte export???

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Post-production Supervisor
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles


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mark palmos
Re: FYI: ProRes capture on a Quad G5
on Jun 21, 2007 at 7:19:41 pm

[David Roth Weiss] "And, what about the simultaneous high quality latte export???"

aaah mr weiss, always looking for the perks hey?
looks like I may be joining the fcp bandwagon - a merger with a sister company who already have several fcp's... more of that on the edit*ors forum... later mate,

mark.


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David Roth Weiss
Re: FYI: ProRes capture on a Quad G5
on Jun 21, 2007 at 7:26:36 pm

Mark,

Welcome to the dark side (actually, the enlightened side). I think you will be happy (for the most part)... Plus, you'll be able to lean on me and the others here during your trip over the learning curve. There are lots of great peeps here. My to you advice is, read everything that come across this forum and you will usually know what's happening before you need to know it and before it affects you.

Keep me posted...

David


"No job is worth doing more than once..."

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Post-production Supervisor
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles


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George Bellias
Re: FYI: ProRes capture on a Quad G5
on Jun 22, 2007 at 2:58:37 am

David,
Great to hear from you! We need to catch up. Send me your contact info.

george@jadeproductionsla.com

George


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