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Lincoln Waldron
Really Embarising Question- Render
on May 18, 2012 at 8:16:48 pm

Hi So I have been an editor for 6 years on Final Cut Pro.
Currently im working in a H264 codec timeline with the footage all matched.
I have 3 layers of video from a 3 cam shoot.
Every time I make a cut I have to Render.

Why would it be doing this?
Surely if it's the same codec I wouldn't have to render?
Im embarrassed I dont know the reason to this.

There is a slight chance that he H264 files aren't exactly the same as they were encoded by different people- would this be the problem?
Any clues please?

Thankyou

L



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Dave LaRonde
Re: Really Embarising Question- Render
on May 18, 2012 at 8:35:04 pm

H.264 is not in any way, shape or form an acceptable editing codec in FCP. I recommend converting the files to ProRes 422 and starting over. If you don't your problems will only grow.

H.264 is mildly toxic to FCP, like the humble bay leaf is to the human body. You happen eat a bay leaf? No problem. You chow down 5 pounds of bay leaves in a single setting? Prepare to meet your maker. You have a minute's worth of H.264 on a single layer? No problem. You use it in multicam? You're hosed.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Lincoln Waldron
Re: Really Embarising Question- Render
on May 18, 2012 at 8:41:42 pm

Thanks Dave- I originally avoided Pro Res due to file size.
I shall start my night all over again.
Many thanks for your help.
L



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Dave LaRonde
Re: Really Embarising Question- Render
on May 18, 2012 at 8:43:19 pm

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Nick Price
Re: Really Embarising Question- Render
on May 22, 2012 at 1:52:57 pm

Hi Lincoln,
use ProRes LT or even ProRes Proxy for your edit. They both use small file sizes but look great.
thanks
nick


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