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Nicklas Gks
5DM3 material on FCP
on May 27, 2012 at 3:29:43 pm

Hi guys, I have an iMac 3,1 Ghz Core i5 with 12 GB og RAM. I have recently shot some 5DM3 material and have converted the files to ProRes 422(HQ) which I have read is the best setting for editing 5DM3 material. But FCP can't really cope with the material, my timeline settings are good, I'm editing from an external drive through firewire 800. What should I do? What is the best way to edit 5D material and still keep the best quality!?

Regards, Nicklas


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Steve Eisen
Re: 5DM3 material on FCP
on May 27, 2012 at 4:16:22 pm

Standard ProRes or ProRes LT will work perfect with your system and FW800 drive. ProRes HQ is causing the problem. Very large file sizes and drives can't keep up with your data rate.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Creative Pro Users Group


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Joseph Hung
Re: 5DM3 material on FCP
on Jun 2, 2012 at 3:42:42 pm

Steve's right, use Standard ProRes. The Canon 5DMKIII is still highly compressed video files, there isn't really enough info there to warrant using HQ. I would bet that you won't see the difference between the two codecs. Standard ProRes will give you great quality, but without the file size and data rate of HQ.


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