Re: [Frameworks] HD editing on a non-Intel Mac under Tiger?

From: Bernd Luetzeler (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Oct 16 2010 - 23:23:34 PDT

Hi Malgosia,

I haven't tried it out but I wouldn't even think of cutting HD mp4 natively (without prior conversion into an editing friendly codec).
Even in an intel-mac-fcp-7 workflow you would first convert into ProRes 422 and then edit with that.
ProRes 422 shipped with Final Cut Studio 2 and is exactly made for that purpose.
Once the codec is installed in your system, you can do a bulk conversion with Mpeg Streamclip over night,
and edit without problems the next day. Of course if you have a huge amount of footage, the conversion might also take much longer.
Maybe other people here have better conversion workflows, that all depends on the amount of material and your output format also.



Am 17.10.2010 um 03:35 schrieb malgosia askanas:

> Dear All,
> I have a Mac G4 running OS 10.4.11. What are my options (if any)
> for a rudimentary editing system capable of editing HD 1080 video in
> the form of Mpeg-4 files? By "rudimentary editing" I mean something
> that includes cutting. iMovie 05, which comes with Mac OS 10.4,
> accepts the footage just fine but only allows joining, not cutting.
> And is there any version of Final Cut that would run on a G4 under
> Tiger, and work with HD 1080 video in the form of Mpeg-4 files?
> With many thanks in advance,
> -malgosia
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