|William Armistead 8 years ago|
Where I work, we're still using SD cameras, but we have a shiny new BlackMagic switcher with a Raid server (32TB, I think) hooked to a Mac Mini through an AJA IO box so that we can capture digitally and eliminate our old Beta SP decks.
I work at a church and we film the services with live switching for the web, but we also capture those services for use on a local TV show.
My question is; what's a good file type/setting to capture that conserves space but still retains decent video quality?
I have edited ProRes, DV-NTSC and MP4s ripped from DVD (we ran out of Beta tapes close to the server install) and noticed a ridiculous file size situation.
The ProRes and DV-NTSC files run in the neighborhood of 20 to 30 GB for 1.5 hrs. and the MP4s are aroound 2GB with some obvious quality loss. What I would like to find is a file format that gives me the ability to edit with either Premiere or FCP (FCP won't accept MP4) but won't eat 30 gigs a shot.
|William Armistead 9 years ago|
So I'm having the template problem in FCP, i.e. I load templates into the viewer, canvas or timeline but there's no video.
I'm running a Dual-Core Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz Mac Pro with 11Gb of 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM memory. My system is a clean install of Snow Leopard updated to 10.6.8, with a clean re-install of FCS from discs then upgraded to FCS2 using discs and updated using software update including Pro Apps.
I'm trying to avoid a re-install of Motion. I've repaired permissions, but have not trashed preferences yet. Anything new on this issue?