Big issue... FCP X only outputting uncompressed & - Page 2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X
The latest version of FCP from Apple.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 4th, 2012, 11:42 AM   #16
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New York City
Posts: 2,615
Re: Big issue... FCP X only outputting uncompressed &

It depends on your work, I never need to deliver anything HD in any format except ProRes these days, that's become a universal format for distribution. The last shoot I did in XDCam was converted to ProRes for editing by request of the client. Of course, the usefulness of straight codec to codec would be a welcome addition to FCPX, however the only time I would use it these days is for the odd NTSC DV SD projects I get.

As a note regarding export speeds:

Yesterday I exported three FCP projects on two different systems, a 4 and a half 2K slide show for a theater, a 4:40 ProRes SD project for DVD and a 65 minute 1080 60i AVCHD project. On my 2009 2.66 MacPro, the 2K project, which was rendering large, high resolution print stills with static CG overlays, took 12 minutes according to the progress bar. The SD project (also on the MacPro), with nothing done to the clip except a couple of trims, took 40 seconds. The AVCHD project was exported to an HD ProRes file on a 17" MacBook Pro (sorry, I don't remember the processor speed), with nothing done to the clips except dropped in order of shooting, and took 38 minutes according to the progress bar.

One thing I have noticed is that the progress bar tends to over-estimate the times on some exports and the export will successfully complete before the progress bar is 2/3s across.
__________________
William Hohauser - New York City
Edit/Camera/DCP production/Animation

Last edited by William Hohauser; June 5th, 2012 at 07:40 AM. Reason: More fascinating info added
William Hohauser is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Pro X

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:56 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network