VTCmedia wrote: And what of all those cinematic masterpieces of mine I shot on tape? Did I do the time/space/labor intensive kind of 'professional' transfer or the quick/fast/get-it-out-the-door 'pedestrian' transfer? I'm satisfied with 'pedestrian' knowing full well spending 6x the effort doesn't translate into a 6x better quality product.
AppleGuru wrote: Why is this thread called Auto Reframe for FCP X when there is no info regarding to it?
I agree with you. I see people use cheap USB capture card along with OBS, Handbrake, Virtualdub etc. The result is usually horrible even though they put a lot of time and effort into their process. The reason is the cheap USB capture cards have cheap hardware to begin with. My Hi-8 camera has a TBC built in. I can capture using the Intensity Shuttle at 10 Bit uncompressed. The result is slightly better than using the ADVC 110 DV-25 but the files are way to big. Most of my clients just want to see the video of their loved ones. Capturing uncompressed is not needed and like you stated the files size is huge. I like the fact that you mention playing back to CRT and HD monitors. Below is my setup. It is not the best but what you see is what you get during the editing process.
FCPX.guru wrote: So no, you're not an experienced broadcast professional. Public Access? That joke? Really? Leave professional advice to the professionals. Your IT knowledge is full of holes, too. I'm a retired IT engineer, but I'm sure you know more than I do about that, also. Geez, give it up, arc...
Stu Wart wrote: hahaha really going 6 Feets Under arc
you are not a broadcast pro, hence the frustration and the toxic bitterness
Stu Wart wrote: oh non, not that agressive and pathetic arc troll again !
the bitterness and frustration of this guy ... does funeral DVD's and needs to come here to "exist" by being toxic making bilious assumptions about a professional world he only sees from far, very far.
You cannot use an iMac exclusively to do determine if touch screen is viable. As Snazzy Lab pointed out the MS Studio is much more ergonomic. The GUI will have an impact as well. I do agree with Snazzy Labs that some things are faster with touch screen than with a mouse an keyboard. Why mouse click after mouse after mouse click if it is easier to touch the screen? Some things will be easier with mouse and keyboard other things will be easier with touch screen. That being said you can use them both simultaneously.
I think adding touch screen support to OS X would require to much time and effort. I think one big reason for Apple silicon running on all Apple devices is so the iMacs will finally get touch screen support. I don't doubt the Apple CPU wafers will have some calculating power but I doubt they will beat a 32 core CPU and an RTX 3080 Ti.
FCPX.guru wrote: I run a TV station on a 2015 rMBP and an SSD ext drive, and a 2017 iMac with a $1200 RAID. Not sure where your numbers come from. But yeah, make whatever claims you want. I'm done.
FCPX.guru wrote: Really? That's your argument? OK, you can run with that.
I've had FCPX for 8 years, $299.
PPro for 8 years, $4,800 and you're still not finished paying for it.
Back to the OT, select it all, make a compound, go to town resizing stuff. It's not automatic, but it sure as heck does not take "hours"... few minutes here and there max.
FCPX.guru wrote: Adobe is also the most unstable and most expensive NLE on the market...
Intel's Quick Sync is part of the integrated GPU. Intel does not see the need to add a GPU to the Xeon CPUs.
No one knows what CPUs will be like two years from now but we do know AMD and Intel have to compete with each other. Competition is a good thing. If two years from now Apple only uses Apple's silicon wafers there will be no competition. On the Apple side AMD does not need to worry about competition from Nvidia.
Let me put it to you like this. The $6,000.00 Mac Pro can make use of the Promise RAID system. The problem is the Promise RAID system will get it's ass kicked by the competition at a fraction of the cost. I am not saying the Apple architecture is not good but without competition you might end up paying more and getting less. Do you see my point?
PO wrote: Mojave and late 2013 Mac Pro. Seem to remember using firewire with DV Cam. through a converter cable. Mainly using a black magic ultra studio component out from Beta SP. Final cut captures from firewire too.
PO wrote: Resolve captures well.
allthingsmainy wrote: @ 8mm Guy and Redifer
I am now trying the route of booting my mac to windows 7 or XP to run Virtual Dub to huffyuv which would be true lossless!
FCPX.guru wrote: The
I've been editing all day with my 2015 rMBP, FCPX 10.4.8, Big Sur. After spending some time with Big Sur, I can tell you that you start to feel like you're using a large iPad. WWWHHHAAATTT???? But yeah, Big Sur is nice, I like it, very snappy, very stable for a version 1.0 beta.
Also, remember Tim Cook said they were going to make more Intel Macs and support Intel Macs for many years to come. And that the transition to Apple Silicon will take two years. Expect the first models to come out to be low and middle range machines. They'll start off slow, then work up to the more powerful computers.
cog2803 wrote: I get roughly 250 MB/s read and 350 MB/s write using the Blackmagic Speed Test app.
Thanks for the feedback. It is appreciated.
cog2803 wrote: I My basic setup now are two RAID 0 arrays with 6TB each. Those are backed up once a day so they function as clones of each other in case of failure.
Just curious if there was an angle to "not" combining media and OS/Apps on the same drive since I would be doing daily backups to the internal spinning disk in the Promise slot.
FCPX.guru wrote: You will never get the full speed of published specs for any drive or RAID.