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Laggy Video Playback

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EpicSummerMovie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 1, 2013 11:10 AM

Hi all!


     I am finishing up a project that was shot with a Panasonic HDC-HS900 camera.  I have converted all the files to AppleProRes 422 Progressive in Compressor.  All of the scenes play wonderfully except for a few we shot at one location.  These clips will play fine, but then suddenly the image and sound will freeze but the rest of the clip appears to keep playing (the computer will register audio and continue to count frames, etc.).  It plays this way in Final Cut and in Quicktime.  I have looked around online and cannot discover the reason for this.  I am wondering if someone might have bumped one of the controls while filming and changed the format.  The base clip appears to play the same as the other base clips (which is not very well because they are not in a very workable format) but once I convert it it does this.  I also tried to convert it to ProRes Interlaced to see if that was the problem, but no go.


Thank you in advance for your help!

     The Director

Final Cut Pro 7, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)
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    Aug 1, 2013 11:18 AM (in response to EpicSummerMovie)

    HOw did you use Compressor to do this?  This camera shoots need to use Log and Transfer to bring in the footage. That's the proper workflow.  I have a tutorial:



    If that doesn't work, then ClipWrap2 from is the way to go.

  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)
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    Aug 1, 2013 11:33 AM (in response to EpicSummerMovie) I recognize your name.


    Compressor on those camera originals is iffy...ClipWrap2 does well with those, all it really needs is the video files.  And you will want to convert those to ProRes, of course. That's the only "messing" it does.


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