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Old February 2nd, 2009, 11:29 PM   #1
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EX3 Solid workflow?

Hi,
I know i am not doing something correctly and have spent literally hours going through the threads, I am looking for an easy FCP set up for editing 1080p footage from the EX1/3 on a MBP.
As i speak i am trying to compress a 30 min clip to a QT movie and it's taking 3 hrs.
I have at least 80gb storage and nothing else running, so if anyone can lend a hand i would be much appreciative, Mick
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 11:52 PM   #2
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I thought the workflow was :

Clipbrowser > Export .mov > Open in FCP > Edit.

No?
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 12:27 AM   #3
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Mick - what exactly are you doing? It sounds more like you are transcoding the footage than just importing.

I use the XDCAM transfer software (not clipbrowser) to make a .mov file. An entire card usually takes about 10 minutes to import.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 12:41 AM   #4
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ClipBrowser>XDCAM Transfer rewraps to MOV > FCP
These workflow should be several times faster than real time on MacBookPro.

Start on page 24
http://pro.sony.com/bbsccms/assets/f...kflow_v9_6.pdf
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 05:05 AM   #5
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I am using the log and transfer plugin for FCP, I and i apologise if i may have not explained myself more extensively, the actual transfer of footage into FCP does not seem to be an issue it's just after editing etc when i need a different codec etc it is there i find these unbelievable wait times.
So what i am asking to you more experienced operators is the an ideal sequence set up, capture preset and sequence compressor etc that will elimenate all this rendering waiting times?
Cheers guys, Mick
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 11:51 AM   #6
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In Final Cut Pro set your Preferences / Sequence Render Control to ProRes. Then there's no Long GOP conform.

When I'm done editing I export QuickTime Self Contained in the sequence (EX) codec. There's no rendering beyond anything you'd experience with any other codec. No Long GOP conform.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 01:37 PM   #7
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But (using Craig's great example) when you then have to go to a standard def DVD, there will be a long wait time for transcoding to SD. Maybe that's what he was talking about.

Now if we could just get everyone to switch to Blu-Ray, it would save a TON of time. :)
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 01:47 PM   #8
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thanks Craig.
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