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compressor taking forever need fix

286 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 3, 2013 12:30 AM by Warwick Teale RSS
dro1992 Calculating status...
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Feb 1, 2013 4:53 PM

Im trying to compres a session from final cut pro! about a week ago compressor was working fine and now ive tryed several times and waited for hours and it seams that it doesnt move much! idk if doing something wrong

Compressor, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,880 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 5:45 PM (in response to dro1992)

    We need more specifics to help.


    How are you bringing your filed onto Comptressor?


    What is the format of the source file? Opem in Quick Time and hit command i; post a screen shot.


    Whst are you encoding to in your output file?



  • Warwick Teale Level 3 Level 3 (555 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 12:30 AM (in response to dro1992)

    As a test, to se if your FCPX storylines project is in error or compressor settings may be of a negative affect, try the following.


    step 1) just render all the storylines project in FCPX making sure that all and everything has rendered in FCPX , then export "share master" to make a self contained qt movie using the same codec you have in the FCPX project. This will be basically copy operation from FCPX and should involv minimal to no rendering time addition. 

    Step 2) on completion of step 1. open up compressor and stop Qmaster if its running. (You can restart it later). In step 6 u will submit this master using the same host resources that FCPX would have used on you FCPX host....

    Step 3) add the master object from step 1 into compressor GUI

    Step 4$ check the inspector in compressor for that batch job that "frame controls are OFF" and set multipass to off

    Step 5) submit the job to "this computer" and see if transcode runs to completion.


    This will ascertain if it doesn't run that the qt components used by et al ad having or not having trouble with the master clip.


    Yes it will take longer than using a cluster but this is only a test.


    If this works ok, the using the same setting, try with your cluster. (Submit to cluster)

    Post your results for others to see.




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