Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 11:35 AM (in response to jerikofox)
You should cancel the background process. Tape media doesn't need optimization so I don't know what you're doing exactly or what the computer thinks it's doing.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 12:44 PM (in response to Tom Wolsky)
Tape media doesn't need optimization
My understanding is the optimisation process was transcoding the captured tape (HDV or whatever) to ProRes422 so why does a tape not need to be optimised when ingested ??
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 1:19 PM (in response to JimKells)
Select a clip in your browser. Right-click and select transcode media. Do you have an optimize option available? Is there a folder called High Quality in your event folder on your hard drive? HDV media is rewrapped to QuickTime on import. It remains in MPEG-2, and FCP handles it natively without optimization as it has done for years.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 9:41 AM (in response to jerikofox)
Although the Transcodeing and Analysis appears to freeze at 50% it has not stopped.
Click on the little arrow to the left of "Transcodeing and Analysis" in the Background Tasks window and the real progress will be revealed. This process takes a very long time.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 4:03 PM (in response to Tom Wolsky)
Sorry for not being specific enough. I was trying to say that the section "transcoding and analysis" (as it shows on this dashboard thingie) froze. I was actually NOT optimising the media (it was greyed out), only doing the analysis. (But that all happens under the headline of transcoding and analysis, if you know what I mean.) And yes I did check the task window and whole process was really frozen.
Finally I found this discussion and it solved my problem:
What I did: force close, reopen, highlight all clips in that event, cmd+click, analyze and fix. Then all went nice and fast as always.