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Sharif Al-Haj
Lowering file size from FireWire import
on Jun 12, 2012 at 4:44:31 pm

I am going on a trip soon and need to figure this out ASAP. I am important an SDI feed via Firewire into Final Cup Pro "Log & Capture" Mode. I have 2 external 1.5 Terabyte hard drives with me to capture the footage directly onto there. However, testing this method out I have noticed that a 17 seconds video clip has cost me 114MB on the drive. At this rate I will only be able to capture 3min max before my 1.5 T drive becomes completely full.

How do I lower the size of my input FireWire feed? without losing too much quality?

Thank you!

All the Best!


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Shane Ross
Re: Lowering file size from FireWire import
on Jun 12, 2012 at 4:57:14 pm

[Sharif Al-Haj] "I am important an SDI feed via Firewire into Final Cup Pro"

How? You must have a capture box or some converter in there. SDI and firewire are completely different connector types.

[Sharif Al-Haj] "testing this method out I have noticed that a 17 seconds video clip has cost me 114MB on the drive. At this rate I will only be able to capture 3min max before my 1.5 T drive becomes completely full."

Your math is a little off. After MB comes GB (gigabytes)...and then TB (Terrabyes). You can capture a lot more than 3 min.

If you are capturing via firewire, your options are DV and HDV...both are 13GB per hour. You can capture over 100 hours in those formats on that 1.5TB drive.

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