Hey Guys quick question ,
Ive just started to edit with some 5D footage, and some other footage shot with a Nikon.
All the files have imported as H264 1920 x 1080 .Mov's
Im editing in Final cut studio 2 so have version 6.0.6 or whatever.
I have a mac book pro I7, but find the footage dragging and stopping even with unlimited RT turned off, when Im trying to play through my edit, Ive tried using my internal disk plus my Gdrive both are the same...
Should i be converting this footage before I edit and if so to what ? I read somewhere about editing it as Prores 422 ? but I thought H264 was a apple standard so surely it should edit ok ?
Any help appreciated as Im going to be doing a few projects using this camera .
This freeware utility is a joy to work with, and it's fast!!
There are a few settings you'll have to tweak to get the most from MPEG Streamclip
* First, move the quality slider all the way to the right for the best quality.
* From the drop down menu choose ProRes422LT.
* Since this footage is 1080p (progressive) we need to UN-check the de-interlace option. And we want to leave the image size and frame rate to "same as source". We'll get into frame rates in minute.
* Once you have all of that set, just hit submit and go get some coffee.