Making HDV work faster in FCP5? at

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

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 24th, 2005, 06:14 AM   #1
Regular Crew
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Rochester, New York
Posts: 109
Making HDV work faster in FCP5?

Any suggestions?
I'm thrilled with fcp5's support of HDV, but it lacks the responsivness of DV. Obviously, given the format, this makes sense.
Is there anything I can do to speed up the process??
I already have RT playback at LOW.

G5 1.6 / 1.25g RAM


Steven Galvano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 24th, 2005, 04:51 PM   #2
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Posts: 11,624
I haven't used FCP 5 yet, but more RAM is never a bad idea. Of course a faster G5 would help a lot too, but probably not the solution you're looking for :-)

Do you have the single processor G5? Those machines benchmark way below the duals, and are more in the range of the G4 duals. Apple has really been optimizing FCP for dual processors and even though the singles are supported they aren't going to perform nearly as well.
Boyd Ostroff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 25th, 2005, 01:11 PM   #3
Major Player
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 383
Faster computer is about all you can do - although the datarate of HDV is not very large, the framesize is, so even on our Dual 2.0 G5 with 4GB RAM and Xserve RAID, the timeline is more sluggish than any SD format. However compared to 10 bit uncompressed HD it flies along!
Steve Connor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2005, 07:43 AM   #4
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo
Posts: 1,381
Offline with DV or offlice codec

Frederic Haubrich was talking about this before and I tried it and worked.
Turn the HDV to DV hardware conversion on the cam or the deck and capture the hole tape with DV or offline codec, do the rough edit, then use the media manager to convert the project to HDV, then batch capture only needed clips with HDV codec. You will be working really fast on the rough editing process.
Kaku Ito is offline   Reply

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

(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

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

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

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



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:01 AM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network