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

From: Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Oct 17 2010 - 06:53:59 PDT

hi Bernd,

Thank you for this info, as I also had a similar question.

I have been having trouble accessing some footage that a friend shot for me recently on a new HD camera. I have not been able to open it in either QuickTime or FCP. I am working on a new Intel-Mac running OS10.6.4 and FCP7.

Being primarily a 16mm person, all of this digital knowledge is new to me, so bear with me if this is an ignorant question, but how do I access ProRes 422?

Another question I have is about exporting the files once I successfully manage to edit this footage alongside regular SD footage. What is the best setting to use when exporting the files so they retain their HD quality, but can also be viewed on any standard monitor and/or project correctly in non-HD projectors as well as HD?

Thanks for sharing.

enjoy today...

Dinorah de Jesús Rodríguez
Multimedia Artist

On Oct 17, 2010, at 2:23 AM, Bernd Luetzeler 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

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