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Old November 25th, 2015, 07:58 AM   #46
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Re: iMac Retina 5K or Mac Pro for basic 4K editing

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Glad you liked the video, Erick, thanks.

Shot most of that with the GH2 and some with the GH4. Have done a lot with the GH4 though and never felt the computer was struggling. What I did find though was that working with HD was ridicilously fast!

But I received my Sony FS5 this weekend and as soon as I have the time, I will start working with the camera and its files on my iMac- and that should be the real test.

The XAVC codec from the FS5 is supposed to really strain your editing station...

congrats on the new fs5!

it is always nice to have another tool in the shop.

i welcome any thoughts you can share on the xavc-l (long gop) footage from the fs5 working on your imac 5k in fcpx.

422/10 bit hd footage along with 420/8 bit 4k footage would be ideal.

even better would be a quick edit and a lite color grade.

my basic question is whether in working with sony's new xavc-l will most machines struggle with several streams, some transitions and a color grade.

if so, then i imagine a form of optimizing/transcoding or proxy work is in order.

thanks in advance for anything you care to share.

beer or coffee whenever you are in nyc!

be well.

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Old November 25th, 2015, 01:11 PM   #47
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Re: iMac Retina 5K or Mac Pro for basic 4K editing

Hi, I need some really serious Help, PleaseÖ

Background: I have a Kodak scanner Model 570 and scanned all my 1950ís era photos in B & W and have them in a folder or album in my iMac, all 380 of them. They have been cropped, adjusted patched up to the absolute best that I can make them with my Apple Photos App.

BTW that little scanner is the best thing I have ever seen, it makes perfect scans, donít know why they donít make them anymore, best 40 bucks I ever spent.

Project: Now that I have them in an album or folder in my Mac I want to share them with my ungrateful siblings, relatives, etc that I had to beg, borrow and steal from just to get the photosís they all had, but lied and said they did not have. I want to put the photos into a Kick Ass Slide show with Music, Captions, Titles, Narrations, Credits, Bells and Whistles and get it together into a epic slide show that you just cannot walk away from, the type of show you just gotta see what is coming next and I want to do it on the cheap.

Problems: I just donít happen to have 400 bucks laying around doing nothing for a copy of Photo Shop.

Problems encountered so far: I have searched the net and fallen for the free this, and the free that, only to find they donít do what I want, or it is really not free, or the download is free, but if you want to use it, you gotta pony up a CC Card number, or to find the cheapie program I have on my computer is better, and most of them are full of other commercials for stuff not related to what I want to do anyway.

I need something that takes a dummy like me by the hand and leads me step by step thru the process and does most of the hard work by itself. I donít mind paying if it does what I need it to do, but so far everything is just one big commercial for something I donít want.

When completed I want my Lazy, Almost Dead to Me, relatives to have to click on one link to make the magic come alive. They are all so lazy. Did I mention that they are lazy already??

I know there is several of you out there reading this that know exactly what I need and probably have done something like this yourself.

Please help me out, goona be 78 soon, want get it done while I still remember who I am looking at in the pictures.

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Old November 25th, 2015, 02:11 PM   #48
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Re: iMac Retina 5K or Mac Pro for basic 4K editing


The Apple Photos app has a very good (although simplistic) slideshow capability. If you want to add captions, titles, etc, I would recommend iMovie. Put some ken burns effects on the photos, add some titles and you're good to go. Nothing beats free.
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