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frederico silva
FCP on a Macbook Pro
on Mar 19, 2010 at 4:13:20 pm

Hi there

I have a Macbook Pro with 2.4Ghz Core2duo, 2GB ram.
I have a sequence with 920x720 with a video(originally 1920x1080)
the Video has 1min and 21 sec.
And just a few effects like: 3 color balance filter, 1 -Sharpen, 3 Magic Bullet filters(LS bleach, LS NÂș 85, MisFire Vignette), Color corrector 3way, Frames(Magic Bullet de-interlace filter)
it takes like 10 hours to export to quicktime(current settings)

I dont have experience in editing HD, and using color filters. Is this a acceptable rendering time?
What is your experience with a similar system and FCP color adjustments or AE in terms of rendering time?



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Shane Ross
Re: FCP on a Macbook Pro
on Mar 19, 2010 at 5:32:44 pm

You said the dimensions, but NOT the codec. What codec? DVCPRO HD? ProRes?

[frederico silva] "I have a sequence with 920x720 with a video(originally 1920x1080) "

Those are VERY odd numbers. Not a normal ratio for FCP. If the sequence settings and footage doesn't match something you find in the Easy Setups, then yes, they can take a long time. But also, you have a LOT of render intensive filters, like FRAMES. That does take time too. You have a lot of factors that are adding up to a long render time.


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Sam Ellens
Re: FCP on a Macbook Pro
on Mar 20, 2010 at 12:33:36 am

The only 960x720 footage I've seen came from DVCPro HD 720, but I rarely get 720 footage.

and I love that this is considered a small number of filters by some. renders take a long time, and they take even longer on a macbook pro.

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4th year at Ryerson University - Radio and Television Arts

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