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Morgan_Moore

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« on: January 23, 2009, 12:28:21 PM »

My initial observations of the 5dii is that it is fantastic

Question 1)

*button seems to lock the exposure - good - but after maybe 15seconds it goes auto again

Is there a way of making this lock until unlocked

I know the lock will probably be lost should LV be disabled

Question 2)

My poxy computer cant run 5dii footage well in FCP - it can just handle the EX1 (1080-25p) - is there that much more data or am I missing a setting


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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 01:48:23 PM »

There is a custom function which allows you to change the amount of time the exp. lock is effective for...
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 04:20:17 PM »

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Question 2)
My poxy computer cant run 5dii footage well in FCP - it can just handle the EX1 (1080-25p) - is there that much more data or am I missing a setting

I also note that FCP cannot play the 5Dii files at full resolution without hiccuping - seems to be OK at about 50% res. Strangely however, QuickTime Player can play them well...

My solution for editing in full-res is to convert the files to AppleProRes 422. (I convert the 44.1 kHz sound to the FCP standard 48 at the same time.) This _increases_ the data rate of the files about 5 to 6 times, but the video plays smoothly and FCP has no problem editing.
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 02:13:53 AM »

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I also note that FCP cannot play the 5Dii files at full resolution without hiccuping - seems to be OK at about 50% res. Strangely however, QuickTime Player can play them well...

My solution for editing in full-res is to convert the files to AppleProRes 422. (I convert the 44.1 kHz sound to the FCP standard 48 at the same time.) This _increases_ the data rate of the files about 5 to 6 times, but the video plays smoothly and FCP has no problem editing.

Lisa thanks I think Ive found it

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Chris

Im awaiting the maximim RAM for my machine anyway

How do you convert them to pro res

is there a batch method

I assume it takes some time but that doesnt matter if one is doing something else

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009, 12:44:15 PM »

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How do you convert them to pro res
is there a batch method
I assume it takes some time but that doesnt matter if one is doing something else

I stay away from Apple's Compressor which I find cumbersome and of questionable quality. Instead I use the free (& brilliant IMO) MPEG Streamclip. This has a batch mode that makes the conversion of multiple files simple and fairly quick - about 1.5:1 on a quad Mac.

BTW MPEG Streamclip is available in Mac or Windows versions
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2009, 07:04:51 PM »

Ill give it a spin

its not obvious from the UI that it does batch - but it does

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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009, 04:18:21 AM »

First effort that is almost not totally embarrasing apart from the sound (most of which I had to chuck)

Got a rode video mic now - hopeful



Still haing computer problems

fully Rammed out now - still cant play without downsizing to 720p

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