apple pro res at DVinfo.net

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

Final Cut Suite
Discussing the editing of all formats with FCS, FCP, FCE


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 4th, 2009, 03:25 AM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Guernsey , Channel Islands
Posts: 242
apple pro res

I'm running a wedding business and doing everything apple pro res 422

The thing is the amount of space this codec takes up

If anyone else is using this codec how much disk space do you have to use this codec without filling up your hard drive every time you log your footage


Luke
Luke Oliver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 4th, 2009, 10:07 AM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Jacksonville, Illinois
Posts: 130
I just transferred 2 hours of AVCHD footage to ProRes422 yesterday. I started with 7GB from the camera and ended up with 88GB worth of Quicktime files after transfer. I was using the ProRes422 HQ codec which might have increased the size even more.
John C. Plunkett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 4th, 2009, 10:36 AM   #3
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia (formerly Winnipeg, Manitoba) Canada
Posts: 4,087
I shoot 720P60 HDV and capture as ProRes422 720P60 and I'm using right about 1GB per minute. I guess I've been at this long enough that the price per minute of captured footage still seems low in ProRes given the cost of drives these days.

When I started, I had 9GB SCSI 2 drives that I paid $800 dollars each for and they held about 36 - 40 minutes of DV footage for a cost of $20 per minute. Keep in mind, this is back when 60 minute Sony DV tapes were $20 each...
__________________
Shaun C. Roemich Road Dog Media - Vancouver, BC - Videographer - Webcaster
www.roaddogmedia.ca Blog: http://roaddogmedia.wordpress.com/
Shaun Roemich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 4th, 2009, 11:19 AM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Toronto ON Canada
Posts: 731
Quote:
Originally Posted by John C. Plunkett View Post
I was using the ProRes422 HQ codec which might have increased the size even more.
Unless you are doing heavy colour correction or effects, you are pretty much wasting disk space with the HQ version. If you are just doing basic cuts and using a few filters here and there, then you should be just fine using the "regular" ProRes 422.
__________________
Mike Barber
"I'm laughing to stop myself from screaming."
Mike Barber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 4th, 2009, 11:20 AM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Toronto ON Canada
Posts: 731
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luke Oliver View Post
how much disk space do you have to use this codec without filling up your hard drive every time you log your footage
Check out http://images.apple.com/finalcutstud..._ProRes_WP.pdf
Attached Thumbnails
apple pro res-prores422-chart1.gif  
__________________
Mike Barber
"I'm laughing to stop myself from screaming."
Mike Barber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 4th, 2009, 11:29 AM   #6
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Jacksonville, Illinois
Posts: 130
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Barber View Post
Unless you are doing heavy colour correction or effects, you are pretty much wasting disk space with the HQ version. If you are just doing basic cuts and using a few filters here and there, then you should be just fine using the "regular" ProRes 422.
What would you define as "heavy".
John C. Plunkett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 4th, 2009, 11:37 AM   #7
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Toronto ON Canada
Posts: 731
Quote:
Originally Posted by John C. Plunkett View Post
What would you define as "heavy".
Good question. I would characterize heavy by the amount you are trying to push or pull. if you are just tweaking the levels or temperature, that's pretty light. If you are doing "real grading" which dramatically change the picture, then you would likely be getting into heavier territory. That's a simplistic way to put it.
__________________
Mike Barber
"I'm laughing to stop myself from screaming."
Mike Barber 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 Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:39 AM.


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