Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 11:07 AM (in response to Jim Cookman)
I'd really like to keep to the same dimensions, aspect ratio, etc so when I go to the online the only difference will be changing the codec to compress it. Have delt with SD to HD and making animated sequences play right is a nightmare!
Also, I'd really like to have some flavor of HD. I'm going to have to mix formats from all over, so getting the best preview will be crucial to making sure the edit works. Often, things look good in SD that look horrible in HD.
Any other suggestions?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 11:25 AM (in response to Ashley Cooper1)
I can understand that. Dunno if you ever worked on AVID, but the low rez versions could make you nuts. I guess I'm unclear why you even want to go offline/online-- drives are cheap. Did you consider prores proxy?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 11:42 AM (in response to Ashley Cooper1)
ONly two options open to you for this...ProRes Proxy, if you have FCP 7...and Offline RT HD if you have FCP 6. Proxy is the best as it is full size 1920x1080...but Offline RT HD works as it has the same pixel aspect (square, not rectangular). The size is a LOT smaller, so you will have to redo any BASIC MOTIONS you applied to the clips.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 1:47 PM (in response to Jim Cookman)
Thanks for that. I'd like to do an offline b/c I use a lot of stills and my general editing style is very intensive on the computer. Also, disk space on my laptop is limited. Even with a Data Doubler and 2 internal hard drives.
I just retested and for some reason, Proxy seems to work. HQ, Non-HQ, and LT all have the text disappear. Could have sworn Proxy did the same when I tested before, but for now it's working.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 2:01 PM (in response to Shane Ross)
Just mentioned it above, but Proxy seems to work now. Could have sworn in prior tests it didn't. HQ, Non-HQ, and LT definitely don't. Weird.
But, if Proxy stops working (anything with this filter becomes unpredictable), would there be any problem switching to the DVCPro HD the way I set it up? Seems to me it's the same as ProRes only with a different codec for compression.