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vulture

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Since firmware upgrade to version 2.1 Iíve got problems to view and edit video files shot in 4K/All-I/400Mbps/25p (50 Hz) or in C4K/ALL-I/400Mbps/24p; 4K/ALL-I/400Mbps/24p (24Hz).

Quick time doesnít open the files and when imported into FCPX they are shown stuttering. Although sound is ok.

I thought my somewhat older iMac is the culprit, so I went to an Apple store to have a test with a new Demo iMac Pro. Same thing. The Apple people are working on the issue.

Anybody with here with knowledge/experience?

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Re: Problems with Pana Gh 5 Video files after firmware upgrade?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 02:45:05 PM »

Latest version for the GH5 body firmware is 2.3 - it was released only a few days ago (May 30).

I have not yet upgraded and still have version 2.2 which works flawlessly with FCP X and 2013 MacPro

Your data rates are very high with those settings and will test the speed of the whole system. The most likely bottlenecks are the drives and GPU. I would work in Proxy mode at a lower data rate and then conform on completed edit

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Re: Problems with Pana Gh 5 Video files after firmware upgrade?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2018, 05:42:25 PM »

Chris,
I also have still version 2.2 and work in Proxy mode and then conform once edit is complete. That worked fine with lower data rates.
I shot files with these high rates to test the iMac Pro as my new work station only to see it doesn't work. The Apple technicians have no answer up to now...
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Re: Problems with Pana Gh 5 Video files after firmware upgrade?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 02:04:34 PM »

Since firmware upgrade to version 2.1 Iíve got problems to view and edit video files shot in 4K/All-I/400Mbps/25p (50 Hz) or in C4K/ALL-I/400Mbps/24p; 4K/ALL-I/400Mbps/24p (24Hz).

Quick time doesnít open the files and when imported into FCPX they are shown stuttering. Although sound is ok.

I thought my somewhat older iMac is the culprit, so I went to an Apple store to have a test with a new Demo iMac Pro. Same thing. The Apple people are working on the issue.

Anybody with here with knowledge/experience?


Have you checked your memory cards speed?    You need V60 or higher memory cards for the All-I 400mbps shooting.

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Re: Problems with Pana Gh 5 Video files after firmware upgrade?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 08:12:19 AM »

Thanks,
you are right. Some of my cards are V30. I'll check now with all the cards.
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Re: Problems with Pana Gh 5 Video files after firmware upgrade?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 03:28:29 AM »

Since firmware upgrade to version 2.1 Iíve got problems to view and edit video files shot in 4K/All-I/400Mbps/25p (50 Hz) or in C4K/ALL-I/400Mbps/24p; 4K/ALL-I/400Mbps/24p (24Hz).

Quick time doesnít open the files and when imported into FCPX they are shown stuttering. Although sound is ok.

I thought my somewhat older iMac is the culprit, so I went to an Apple store to have a test with a new Demo iMac Pro. Same thing. The Apple people are working on the issue.

Anybody with here with knowledge/experience?
Although the new 400mbps codec is easier on computing power than the 150mbps codec it's still hard work and I wouldn't expect older machines or even a lot of newer machines unless they are top spec to play them back smoothly. Most people will still find they need to use a proxy workflow. Your cards V rating won't effect playback as the GH5 will simply stop recording in 400mbps if they are not fast enough. V60 is the minimum spec. Also if your files are on a slow HD they will struggle to play back without dropping frames - they need to be on an SSD or a stripped RAID of traditional disks so they can be read fast enough.
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Re: Problems with Pana Gh 5 Video files after firmware upgrade?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 02:51:30 PM »

Thanks for the feedback.
I'll check now with the fastest cards and test before acquiring iMac Pro as next work station.
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