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andy tolbert
H.264 multi cam project with several deliverables
on Mar 17, 2013 at 9:27:50 pm

Hello

I have been given a 6 cam project with a boatload of files delivered to me in H.264. Have to edit 8 different video's out of this and they will end up both on the web and DVD.

I have been told to transcode to ProRes and I did a test (processed a few clips through compressor) but it played back as choppy as the H.264.

I am cutting on some outdated gear... A G5 loaded with RAM, but a G5. It was top of the line when I got it. I am also using FCP 6.0.6

The material was given to me on a Lacie portable and I have since copied it over to my Medea SCSI (another antique) but no difference in playback at all.

I need some direction.

Any and all help appreciated.


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Rafael Amador
Re: H.264 multi cam project with several deliverables
on Mar 18, 2013 at 2:32:25 am

[andy tolbert] "I have been told to transcode to ProRes and I did a test (processed a few clips through compressor) but it played back as choppy as the H.264."
If Prores plays choppy is because the G5, no because the codec.
You are looking for troubles editing an unsupported codec (H264) in FC, and even more if you are doing Multicam. Not to talk about your hardware.
If you go Prores, probably things will go choppy and very slow, but there iis no reason for FC to crash.
If you keep editing H264, you may have every king of problems.
Andy, what you are trying to do is difficult with your system. Modern codecs needs a lot of processing power.
A solution could b to you convert everything to Prores, then off-lining with a more compressed format and once the edit done, re-linl to the Prores files, but I thing this would also be a cumbersome task of compressing with your G5.
rafael


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Shane Ross
Re: H.264 multi cam project with several deliverables
on Mar 18, 2013 at 5:22:35 am

Convert the footage to DVCPRO HD. ProRes is too much for a G5 to handle.

Or...time to update your edit system.

Shane
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Michael Gissing
Re: H.264 multi cam project with several deliverables
on Mar 18, 2013 at 7:09:28 am

I used to work on a G5 with uncompressed and then ProRes422 without issue. I went to a MacPro with FCP7 and yes it worked much better but I never had issues with ProRes422 on a G5.


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Shane Ross
Re: H.264 multi cam project with several deliverables
on Mar 18, 2013 at 7:33:18 am

A friend of mine just said the same thing. So it might be a drive speed issue. 6 streams requires fast drives...but you have that Medea. How fast is that? And how full?

Shane
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Mark Suszko
Re: H.264 multi cam project with several deliverables
on Mar 18, 2013 at 1:47:03 pm

Is the timeline/sequence setting the same as the pro res footage?


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andy tolbert
Re: H.264 multi cam project with several deliverables
on Mar 18, 2013 at 8:57:26 pm

I really believe that the main culprit is my gear...and as much as I would like to upgrade to a new pro, I can't.

Yes my timeline matches the codec.

I think I am going to try to transcode to DVCPRO HD and see what happens.

But while everyone is on this thread...which would be the best codec for delivering to the web? MP4?

AT


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Shane Ross
Re: H.264 multi cam project with several deliverables
on Mar 18, 2013 at 8:59:46 pm

H.264.

Shane
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andy tolbert
Re: H.264 multi cam project with several deliverables
on Mar 19, 2013 at 11:53:36 am

Thanks to everyone for the extremely helpful advice.

Rock on with your bad selves!

AT


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Rafael Amador
Re: H.264 multi cam project with several deliverables
on Mar 19, 2013 at 3:09:05 am

[andy tolbert] "But while everyone is on this thread...which would be the best codec for delivering to the web? MP4?"
Mp4 is a container, not a codec. Same than QT.
An Mp4/h264 or QT/H264 are the best options.
rafael


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