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John Bennet
Working with Pro Res 422 HQ on a laptop.
on Jun 2, 2013 at 7:03:40 pm

Hello thanks for reading this!

I am about to start work editing on a 3 minute promo being shot on Arri Alexa.

I have been approached about using my own laptop with FCP 7 to edit. We'll be on the move a bit. They are shooting 3 cameras over 4 days so I expect there to be a reasonable amount of footage. I would have plenty of media storage - GRAID connected by FW 800 probably. But will my computer be able to handle prores 422 HQ without transcoding? Or would it choke!!!

Here is my laptop spec:

MacBook Pro 13-inch, Early 2011.
2.3GHz Intel Core i5
4 GB 133 Mhz DDR3
Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB
OSX 10.8.3

Many thanks in advance.

JB


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Steve Eisen
Re: Working with Pro Res 422 HQ on a laptop.
on Jun 3, 2013 at 3:07:54 am

[John Bennet] "GRAID connected by FW 800 probably"

It will choke with a FW800 connection. Thunderbolt RAID is what you want. Also add an additional 4GB of RAM.

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


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John Bennet
Re: Working with Pro Res 422 HQ on a laptop.
on Jun 3, 2013 at 10:24:40 am

Thanks Steve,

You confirmed what I thought - many thanks!
JB


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John Bennet
Re: Working with Pro Res 422 HQ on a laptop.
on Jun 3, 2013 at 11:16:04 am

Hi Steve

i think the plan now is to transcode to 422 LT then relink to HQ for client screenings.


thanks again!

JB


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Nick Meyers
Re: Working with Pro Res 422 HQ on a laptop.
on Jun 4, 2013 at 2:47:31 am

honestly, there will be no need to relink just for a screening.
your client will not be able to see a difference.

the real benefit of the higher data rate come in when you need to do a sophisticated GRADE on the footage.

LT looks fine.
i know, i have cut a few features in LT, and we have had screenings in full-size cinemas.


nick


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