Just a question and some help if possible.
When I was first using my Epic, I did some test shots, did a video at Runyon Canyon, and an audition video for someone. Whatever. I took the stuff, set to transcode in Redcine-X, just left it all at default. for the 3 minute audition video, took a couple of hours to transcode on my May 2010 Macbook pro 17" i7, with 1067 speed ram
I'm now back in Melbourne, and shot about 500gb of data for a music video. 88 clips. Is it just my perception or is transcoding taking longer?
A 3 minute clip (at 48fps) is taking about 6 hours, so at this rate, if each clip was about that long, I'd be looking at 22 days...
This is now on my 2006 Mac Pro with slower memory 667... but I've tried the same stuff back on my Macbook pro and it's about the same time (mac pro is a 4 core system)
Man i regret returning that Red rocket!
But is this normal? How long does it take for people without a red rocket on a more modern mac pro or macbook pro? Can you get much faster speeds? If I go out and buy the current mac pro, what would I be getting?
The only difference is that in Redcine-x i've done some basic color grading of exposure, saturation etc... is that going to make it take longer? seems unlikely as there's always meta data with each clip for the look anyway...
both of my computers are too slow it seems to run Premiere (have tried) to edit without transcoding... so that option seems to be out. Should I get a better machine? Or is there any tips for making it faster? Are these normal speeds?