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Ted BraggIntermediate formats least CPU overhead?
by on Nov 21, 2015 at 5:06:39 pm

I'm stuck editing on Core2Duo 2.26Ghz 8GB machines for awhile. No GPU assist. My footage is studio shot 60i 1080, none-to-very minimal color correction. Two extra video tracks for lower thirds. Streamlined workflow here. The 17Mbps AVCHD files are choking PPCC.

What can I transcode these into for editing? I have lots of external storage, so...


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David Roth WeissRe: Intermediate formats least CPU overhead?
by on Nov 21, 2015 at 7:06:14 pm

Well, since you didn't mention if you're working on a Windows machine or a Mac, that requires two answers.

1) Mac - ProRes 422
2) Windows - DNXHD 145

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist & Workflow Consultant
David Weiss Productions
Los Angeles


David is a Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Apple Final Cut Pro forum.


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