Wednesday, March 23, 2011

FCP on K2 SAN tips and tricks

FCP export as contained quicktime file is not the fastest export way out of your Mac to get your content on air on our servers.

Here is a trick that is less user friendly to quickly export longer sequence out of FCP to our Server:

IN FCP export to your desktop your sequence as QT reference, then open that sequence in QTPro. use QT pro to export the file as contained quicktime file to our SAN or Server.
QT pro does a much better job at using Processor and memory than FCP does for now.
render time will be cut between 25% to 50% depending complexity and lenght of material.

This applies to DV25-50 and DVCPROHD, XDCAMHD, D10/IMX.

Thank you to Dan Dome for the trick!

For AVC Intra you will still need to export QT reference from FCP, and then open it up in COMPRESSOR where you can export in AVC intra. In order to do so you will need to download and isntall the AVCI encoder from Panasonic. you can find it HERE.

For any question concerning this subject contact Régis André: