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Baird Reese
Render and Export Settings for Large-Form Exports
on Dec 11, 2013 at 3:11:00 pm

Hi,

Working on a 2 x 2.93 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro with 24 GB RAM -- for Final Cut 7.

I have a feature I'm outputting and was curious if there is anything I'm missing to optimize my output time.

Footage: Pro Res 4444
TRT: 85 mins.

Sequence is defaulted at 8-bit YUV. I have in-to-out light green Preview bars. I go to output and get the Error, so I go to render, 2 hours. Crap. I change the render to RGB. Light green bars gone. Strange because I thought Pro Res 4444 was YUV since it comes out of the camera (ALEXA) with a Rec709 color space.

Okay whatever. I go to export. Straight Quicktime Conversion. 2 hours.

Does this sound right?

After this I need to compress it down to an H.264. Is there a better way to do this instead of outputting a master and then bringing that into compressor?

I tried going straight to Compressor last night but after 11 hours it was still chewing on getting this fat bastard into an H.264.

Thoughts welcome.

Thanks.


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Nick Meyers
Re: Render and Export Settings for Large-Form Exports
on Dec 11, 2013 at 3:57:04 pm

"Footage: Pro Res 4444
TRT: 85 mins.
I go to export. Straight Quicktime Conversion. 2 hours."


assuming this is 1920x1080 @24fps
that's a 160G file you are creating there, so yeah it doesn't sound too far off

"After this I need to compress it down to an H.264. Is there a better way"

yes, export as a reference file, non self contained.
THEN run it though Compressor.


nick


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Shane Ross
Re: Render and Export Settings for Large-Form Exports
on Dec 11, 2013 at 5:23:41 pm

DO NOT do Quicktime CONVERSION...that's recompressing the file. Either QT Movie, self contained (for a full res version of the show, in a single file)...to archive and use to convert to H.264...or Reference movie to use to convert.

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