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Steve Tamou
Really slow render
on Sep 5, 2012 at 4:09:48 am

I have a Mac Pro and I use Final Cut 7 to edit my videos. All the sudden, my render speed is going really really slow.

These are my system specs:
Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro1,1
Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MP11.005C.B08
SMC Version (system): 1.7f10

Is there a setting that I might have messed with that I don't relize about?
Please help me if anyone has any idea. Thank You.



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Daniel Sametz
Re: ally slow render
on Sep 5, 2012 at 5:42:05 am

What are you editing? Maybe you are using a non editing codec like H.264 or another.


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Steve Tamou
Really slow render
on Sep 5, 2012 at 12:25:47 pm

I am using some footage that I got from a DVD disc. The way I captured it is, I came out of the DVD player with RC wires to my camcorder then came out of the camcorder to the computer with FireWire. And I used log and capture (uncontrolable device). In my timeline, I also have some HD footage from another source and some jpeg images and aiff sound files. The problem is happening when I'm using filters.



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Daniel Sametz
Re: ally slow render
on Sep 5, 2012 at 2:37:34 pm

Well you could have two problems there:
1) The jpg you are using is too big for FC. The proper specs are 72dpi and lower than 4000 x 4000.
http://www.larryjordan.biz/technique-prepping-still-images-for-video/
2) The HD video you are working with needs render because your timeline setting is SD from the DVD you captured and/or the codec of the video is not editing frendly.
What is the HD codec?


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Steve Tamou
Really slow render
on Sep 6, 2012 at 11:51:59 am

You are right Daniel. The size of the jpeg image was two big for my system to handle. I converted it to a tiff file and my computer was able to handle it. Thank you very much for your help. The HD codec is AVCHD and when I log and transfer, it turns to Pro Res (really big file). Thanks again Daniel.



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Daniel Sametz
Re: ally slow render
on Sep 6, 2012 at 2:55:41 pm

Great. :)
Glad I could help.
And yes, Prores makes huge files, nothing wrong there.


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