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Alan McCormick
Inadvertently transferred incorrect codec clips Log & Transfer
on Dec 13, 2011 at 7:57:46 pm

I am near the end of an edit and only now realised that something was wrong when trying to render and got horrendous render times.

I used transfer and log for the 1st time with XF300 camera (used to tapes!!)

Basically during the L&T I chose PRORES422 but actually want "Native".

I know I can make the files Offline but here is the problem - the files are the same files in the Scratch disk, I just ingested them in the wrong codec. So, I can re L&T using Native (not a problem) but how do I then reconnect the clips to the new ones?

I did a trial:
1 - made clip Offline
2 - Did a log and transfer using "Native"
3 - I could not then relink the clip on the edited timeline if you see what I mean

Any ideas, I have trawled through some posts without luck so far

Thanks

Alan


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Shane Ross
Re: Inadvertently transferred incorrect codec clips Log & Transfer
on Dec 13, 2011 at 8:07:43 pm

I highly doubt your render times will improve if you bring in the footage NATIVE. You'll still need to edit them on a ProRes timeline.

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Alan McCormick
Re: Inadvertently transferred incorrect codec clips Log & Transfer
on Dec 13, 2011 at 8:16:33 pm

Shane, the files are 35mbps and a 1 minute 8 second clip took 55 minutes to render.

I have a MacPro 8 core 2.8GHz with 8GB RAM and have a 5TB raid 0

It eats up and chucks out HDV tape at 25mbps so I must be doing something wrong.


My 1st thought was to go back to Native, I will be exporting a QT movie btw

Thanks

Alan


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Shane Ross
Re: Inadvertently transferred incorrect codec clips Log & Transfer
on Dec 13, 2011 at 8:20:13 pm

[Alan McCormick] "Shane, the files are 35mbps and a 1 minute 8 second clip took 55 minutes to render."

What effects do you have on that clip? What is causing the need to render?

[Alan McCormick] "It eats up and chucks out HDV tape at 25mbps so I must be doing something wrong."

Either that or you have a very intense filter on that clip.

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Alan McCormick
Re: Inadvertently transferred incorrect codec clips Log & Transfer
on Dec 13, 2011 at 8:27:16 pm

I have a Neato reduce noise but I did render out a bit yesterday and it was fine (as normal), I have not changed the settings at all.

Just out of curiosity how do you relink L&T files that you have imported as a different codec?
I have no problems relinking media which let's say has been moved etc.

I have thought about deleting and re L&T as native but obviously do not want to lose everything.

Thanks

Alan


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Shane Ross
Re: Inadvertently transferred incorrect codec clips Log & Transfer
on Dec 13, 2011 at 8:36:45 pm

Noise Reduction filters always are the more intensive ones. Now, the fact that you rendered yesterday and it was fine, but today it is slow, means that it cannot be the ProRes codec that is at fault. Because it did work before. So changing codecs won't fix it...another issue is at play here.

You can try to trash all your render files and start from scratch...or trash your preferences first, and see if that fixes things (digitalrebellion.com - Preference Manager...it's free and does this for you).

As for reconnecting...as long as the names are the same, and the timecode and reel number, reconnecting should be easy.

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Alan McCormick
Re: Inadvertently transferred incorrect codec clips Log & Transfer
on Dec 13, 2011 at 8:50:28 pm

I know the NR plugins are intensive - I will give the options a go starting with preference deleting...

Thanks

Thanks

Alan


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