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Jose Rico
MyY FINAL CUT VIDEO ITS TAKING TOO LONG TO EXPORT! 40 HOURS??!!
on Nov 30, 2012 at 8:34:06 pm

Hello,

I have a similar situation,
I;m trying to export my movie from final cut its a 1 hour and 30 min video, But its taking 40 hours!!!?

the video files im using are 2 types:

Quick time mov.
Dimension: 1920 x 1080
Codex: Apple ProRes 422
Linear
and

Quick time Mov.
Dimension 1920 x 1080
Codex: Linear PCM
Apple ProRes 422

I'm using a Mac book pro.
and Everything is on my External HD and its using an usb port connection.

Any suggestions?
what is the best way to export tihs files?

Thank you,

Jose Rico
joserico@ikobec.com


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Ryan Holmes
Re: MyY FINAL CUT VIDEO ITS TAKING TOO LONG TO EXPORT! 40 HOURS??!!
on Nov 30, 2012 at 9:07:05 pm

What format are you exporting the video to? ProRes, h.264, etc?

What are the specs of your MacBook Pro? How old is it?

Of what you've said, USB is a slow connection for video work. If your external hard drive takes a Firewire cable that may shave off some time, depending on how you answer the above questions.

Ryan Holmes
http://www.ryanholmes.me
vimeo.com/ryanholmes


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Jose Rico
Re: MyY FINAL CUT VIDEO ITS TAKING TOO LONG TO EXPORT! 40 HOURS??!!
on Nov 30, 2012 at 10:20:34 pm

Hello,
Im not sure i have ti cancel the export to be able to see that...

What is the best way to export that type of video, its for a wedding video, its 1:30 hrs long any recomendation?


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Jose Rico
Re: MyY FINAL CUT VIDEO ITS TAKING TOO LONG TO EXPORT! 40 HOURS??!!
on Nov 30, 2012 at 11:04:37 pm

File >> Export to >Using Quick time convertion
Compretion Type : H.264
Frame Rate: 29
Key Frame rate :24
encoding mode :multi-pass
Dimensions: 1280x720 HD

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Final Cut: Pro 7

Mac OS X
Processor 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory 4 gb


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Ryan Holmes
Re: MyY FINAL CUT VIDEO ITS TAKING TOO LONG TO EXPORT! 40 HOURS??!!
on Nov 30, 2012 at 11:15:21 pm

Unfortunately, I don't think 40 hours is too far off as an estimate.

h.264 is a great codec for web distribution. However, it's very processor intensive to encode. So it will demand a lot of system resources, particularly your CPU. Based on your computer specs I'm guessing your MacBook Pro is about 3-4 years old (maybe older?), which means it'll be slow encoding to h.264.

I'm not sure if you're exporting a 1280x720 h.264 or if you're resizing it (i.e. smaller or bigger), but that would add time as well. Multi-pass encoding means that the encoding engine will take look over your footage more than once (2 or 3 times) in order to most efficiently compress the data. This usually results in a smaller file size but at the expense of time.

Are you exporting from FCP....as in "Send To Compressor..." If so that could add some time. I usually export out a full quality, self-contained Quicktime .mov and then bring that stand-alone file into Compressor.

Add to this the fact that you're going out to a USB drive which is another bottleneck...given your specs, your hard drive, your encoding format, etc. I'd say 40 hours may be about right...

Ryan Holmes
http://www.ryanholmes.me
vimeo.com/ryanholmes


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Andrew Rendell
Re: MyY FINAL CUT VIDEO ITS TAKING TOO LONG TO EXPORT! 40 HOURS??!!
on Nov 30, 2012 at 11:40:05 pm

I always export onto the desktop in "same as sequence" settings and then use Compressor to transcode to the format that I want to deliver (or MPEGStreamclip if I want a fast conversion and am willing to drop the quality a little). I find it's much quicker doing it that way than transcoding on an export from FCP.


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Rafael Amador
Re: MyY FINAL CUT VIDEO ITS TAKING TOO LONG TO EXPORT! 40 HOURS??!!
on Dec 1, 2012 at 10:58:19 am

[Jose Rico] "Everything is on my External HD and its using an usb port connection."
Your first problem is your HD.
USB is not good even for editing DV; much less for Prores.
Even with the faster computer, that will slow down your render.
You need at least FW800.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Harrison Gruber
Re: MyY FINAL CUT VIDEO ITS TAKING TOO LONG TO EXPORT! 40 HOURS??!!
on Dec 6, 2012 at 10:45:24 pm

USB 3.0 is 5Gbps/sec.

FW800 is 800Mbps.

VERY different technologies.

USB 3.0 is many many many times faster than FW800.


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Ryan Holmes
Re: MyY FINAL CUT VIDEO ITS TAKING TOO LONG TO EXPORT! 40 HOURS??!!
on Dec 6, 2012 at 11:10:28 pm

[Harrison Gruber] "USB 3.0 is many many many times faster than FW800.
"


I didn't see his computer specs anywhere in the post. However, given that his export is taking quite a while moving to h.264 I made the assumption that he was also using USB 2.0, which in comparison to FW800 would be a bottleneck. If he was on a newer MacBook Pro his encode to h.264 would probably be a good bit shorter. My guess is that he is running a 3-5 year old MBP...probably of the Intel Core Duo or Core 2 Duo variety.

But I probably shouldn't assume....I know what that nets me!

Ryan Holmes
http://www.ryanholmes.me
vimeo.com/ryanholmes


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