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Old August 17th, 2011, 03:58 PM   #1
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Proxy files. How to create for FCP7.

This one is for a student director at Roleystone SenioR High School for their "Smarter Than Smoking" TVC.

It was shot on the SI2K in DVR2. The files are natively the cineform flavour of .mov file. They have encountered a bit of a hiccup than that the Mac desktop they are using for editing appears to be suboptimal for 2K footage.

Could anyone advise on if it is possible to create proxy files on a Windows PC that a Mac working with FCP7 cope with ?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am really dumb on this whole proxy file concept and have been caught out not having the knowing.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 04:00 PM   #2
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Re: Proxy files. How to create for FCP7.

HDLink will generate 1920x1080 or 1280x720 CineForm MOV proxies for 2K footage.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 04:05 PM   #3
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David.


Thanks for that, so fast in reply.

Regards from here in the west.
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I was just there only four weeks back.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 04:15 PM   #5
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4 weeks back. If I remember rightly, you would have picked yourself some memorable weather to come home to. I guess you will have observed the big tree kill up in the hills due to climate change.

I'm still at the keyboard at this nonsensical hour as I have just come off helping out on an almost overnighter shoot - probono, not an earner.

Keep an eye out for three movies from here :-

Red Dog.
Blame.
Needle.

Red Dog has been claimed as our own but there was local and interstate financing and I think the writer is American.
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Weather was okay, I think we just missed the bad stuff. Yes lots of trees sadly gone. Here are the two home videos I made while in Perth.

At my parents place in Darlington, visit from a local roo :
More Roos in 3D at Caversham Wildlife park : Roos Of Caversham - YouTube
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Old August 18th, 2011, 12:41 AM   #7
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Darlington, Roleystone, close comparison, even have the jets going overhead. They moved the jet flightpath furthur south a while back so we get more of it. Probably safer for Roley as the light aircraft now track a bit furthur south and they are more likely to fall out of the sky on our heads if past stats are an indication.

Your roo, a beauty. They have them like that down in the gully still but up where I am, it is too built out for them now. We still have the bandicoots. You also have your twentyeights, maggies, butcher birds and wattlebirds by the soundtrack so the patch of bush there must still be good if a bit dry. It looks like you are about halfway down a slope so the groundwater will be holding better.

Where I am, the jarrahs have thinned out like a balding patch on the back of a man's head. The magpie colony has moved down the hill

On the hilltops or really steep slopes over here, the groundwater appears to have dropped out of reach.

"Dad. Can I go now Dad" - Priceless.

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Old August 18th, 2011, 01:26 AM   #8
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David.

Had six hours of sleep then got up and tried the proxy thing and got an error message.

Chances are this is my incompetence given my bleary-eyed state. However any advice appreciated. A jpg of the screengrab appears below.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 01:31 AM   #9
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David.


Furthur to above, it seems I might have broken HDLink as a convert to a 1280 x 720 also fails.

Going another route, importing to PP CS5, dragging a clip onto the timeline then exporting it as 1920 x 1080 without any effects being applied is an exceptionally seriously slow process. Reproduced below is a jpg of the system usage graph which suggests the computer is sleeping for most of the task. Any clues on where I am going wrong will be much appreciated.
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Are you using the latest version (try the beta.) Seems to be working fine here, 2K RAW to 720p or 1080p. Follow up with support if this continues.
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