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

From: Yoel Meranda (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Oct 17 2010 - 04:01:45 PDT


Bernd is very correct about the workflows. Best format to edit HD is ProRes
but I'm afraid your computer might be too slow even for that (it all depends
on your project and the computer configuration).

Even if you have no trouble editing the project on the timeline, ProRes
exports take a long time in my newer MacBook, so you'll have trouble. But
you could try, it's always possible that you are a much more passionate and
patient person than I am.

There's always the option of converting to DV, editing that and reconnecting
the HD footage afterwards,

Good luck,


On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 9:23 AM, Bernd Luetzeler <email suppressed> wrote:

> 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.
> cheers
> Bernd
> 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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