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Old February 6th, 2022, 10:03 PM   #1
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Bmpcc workflow

Hi I have two pocket cameras. 4k and 6k pro

I have a shoot (music show) very small setting and Iíd be using

BMPCC 6K Pro Xeen Rokinon 24mm on sticks
BMPCC 4K Xeen Rokinon 35mm or 50mm on a RSC2

Iím new to the workflow, my dilemma is my aging 2013 MacBook Pro

I want to shoot BRAW and match the two cameras in 4K DCI ?

But the Mac canít handle BRAW either in FCPX or Davinci.

I am lost on how to shoot in BRAW but edit in a lesser format (proxy) I believe. That and matching the two cameras as best I can.

I know Iím asking multiple things, Iím hoping someone can say some results based on their experience mine is limited.

My last personal camera was a Sony HVR Z7U (miss that camera) since moving to the states Iíve relied on others doing what I did and I got lost in the workflow.

Multitude of reasonsÖ.

Any advice is greatly appreciated
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Old February 7th, 2022, 07:44 AM   #2
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James, it's time to get a better computer.
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Old February 7th, 2022, 03:46 PM   #3
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Hi Doug, I know currently I canít I was due to get a new computer. But will have to delay for now. I still have your training DVD for my Z7 in Scotland and spoke with you a few times. Thanks for your reply.

I am looking at the two cameras now and may just record in 1080p as computer can handle that easily. I was thinking you could shoot in 4k and 6K BRAW and in edit use a lesser quality. Something Iíve never done and with this workflow so new to me, not my Sony Z7 and Clipwrap now.

Thanks for your reply Doug
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Old February 9th, 2022, 04:15 PM   #4
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Re: Bmpcc workflow

Mac M1 mini and laptop are pretty cheap. Around $500 if you can live with a 500gb internal hard drive. Just saying...
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Old February 9th, 2022, 05:01 PM   #5
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Media should always be stored on external drives (the faster the better), so the size of the internal drive doesn't really matter. Mac Mini sounds like it might be a good suggestion.
Time is money. I still say the answer is to get a new computer.
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Old February 10th, 2022, 12:49 PM   #6
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Yes I saw the Mac Mini, money will be tight till for some time, why I thought if you record the BRAW. On both cameras you can edit in less quality. But will just record in 1080p as I know my computer can do that.
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Old February 10th, 2022, 12:50 PM   #7
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Hi Doug the media is not the issue, itís an aging laptop and lack of funds for new one. I have since day one used Scratch Disks I have a 1TB SSD.
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Old February 10th, 2022, 12:53 PM   #8
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The reason I was trying to use what I have other than lack of funds, my Wife may take anything in my divorce as sheís not playing nice, after 4 months of being homeless on my very tight budget.

Mac Mini could help for now I feel, but other purchases for my apartment. I know I need a computer and had a great one lined up but then. My Wife kicks me out moved her boyfriend in.
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Old February 10th, 2022, 01:00 PM   #9
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Sometimes life gets in the way of video. ;-)

I only know about FCPX that you can create proxy files and reduce the quality of the playback. All of this can only do so much and you'll need a lot of hard drive space. I assume you've tried this since it's pretty straight forward. Even if you can get it to work the time, effort and viewing experience might be terrible. If you're editing interviews and it's the content is most important it might be ok otherwise...
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