There are rumors that OS X 10.12 will have Siri integration and I would love to see it used for speech analysis and automatic transcription of interviews in fcpx. Do you think this is realistic?
I think this would have the potential to be much better than Adobes solution since Siri seems quite capable and they have support for many more languages than Adobe.
If they open up Siri to developers I'm sure we could at least see some third party solutions in not too long.
XAVC-L files from the Sony FS5 now imports without the complete file structure from the sd card! In 10.2.2 you only got the audio if you tried to import individual xavc-l files.
I am getting true interlaced 25i master h264 and prores exports from both 10.2.1 and 10.2.2. I have checked the files for "interlaced lines" when displaying both fields in VLC and on a true 25i output from a Blackmagic to a tv.
However I am seeing the same thing as you when playing back the prores and h264 files in Quicktime. It seems like Quicktime is only displaying one field on the h264 file. Have you tried vlc with deinterlacing turned off?
I am also getting about 25% larger files from 10.2.2.
Thanks for testing!
That is interesting, thanks for replying.
Are you exporting an interlaced project?
Yes it could. You could do a "mastering" export of an interlaced timeline and choose the H264 codec and get a correct .mov h264 interlaced file. This is what takes 3 times as long now and this is the real issue for me.
What's new in 10.2.2 is the ability to do an interlaced h264 output using the "publishing" export. However this is irrelevant to me since I need to use "mastering" to get multiple audio track using roles.
Either way this feature is also broken since "faster" is just as slow as "better".
To sum up: You could always do an interlaced h264 export using "mastering", but in 10.2.2 it is over 3 times as slow as in previous versions. That is the main issue.
Well something happened between 10.2.1 and 10.2.2 making it over 3 times slower. Also the fact that "better" and "faster" takes exactly the same time to render means something is not as it is intended. I would call that a bug...
"A software bug is an error, flaw, failure, or fault in a computer program or system that causes it to produce an incorrect or unexpected result, or to behave in unintended ways."
I have done some tests with a progressive timeline now, and I'm seeing similar and even somewhat better exporting performance in 10.2.2 compared to 10.2.1. I also tested prores and xdccm exports with the interlaced project and they work as expected.
So this is definitely a problem with h264 export of interlaced projects. I know most people here probably don't work with interlaced footage, but can anyone confirm this bug?
Ok, I Time Machined back to 10.2.1 on my 5K iMac to do some tests with a 1 minute basic project and these are the results:
As you can see this confirms what I saw on the macbook air and what I felt was going on on the iMac.
Also notice that there is no difference between "Faster" and "Better".
And even the "Better" setting on 10.2.1 is almost twice as fast as 10.2.2.
This project is 1080 25i so this might be related to my issues?
One of the new features of 10.2.2 was "Export interlaced H.264 video". However this has always worked when doing a Master H.264 export. Now the .mp4 files I get when doing a "Publishing" export is also proper interlaced files which they wheren't on 10.2.1.
But I still don't see why the Mastering export should be so much slower since this worked properly with interlaced exports in 10.2.1. Also it makes no sense that Better and Faster have equal export times.
As far as I can see you cannot set video codec "Better" or "Faster" when you do a Mastering export. Only when you do a Publishing/Computer export. The problem is that you cannot set multitrack audio export when you do a Publishing export. Only when you do a Master.
It is the "Mastering" export with H.264 chosen as video codec that seems to have been changed to a slower export(multi-pass). This is the option I HAVE to use since I need multitrack audio based on roles.
File with 4 tracks of audio. 1+2 for on air, and 3+4 clean without VO. This is done with roles.
The iMac is a new maxed 5K iMac. I didn't do any timed tests on this. It just felt much slower after updating, so I ran a test on the macbook air before and after updating to compare 10.2.1 and 10.2.2. This confirmed that a master h264 export was three times faster on the old version.
No, I have to do a master export since I need multiple audio outs using Roles. This isnt possible with compressor presets.
After I updated to 10.2.2 on my iMac it seemed the export time had increased significantly.
So I did an export test before and after updating my macbook air and sure enough the difference was huge!
I did a test on the same 30 sec timeline and exported a master h264 file.
On 10.2.1 it took 18 seconds and on 10.2.2 it took 1 min 5 seconds!
Does anyone have similar experiences?
Maybe they switched from single-pass to multi-pass? If so it is a shame you can't change this setting on a master export.
Yes, I installed the Pro Video Formats update and did a restart.
I just updated to 10.2.2 and once again they list "Native support for Sony XAVC-L" in the "What's New" list.
However FCPX still crash when I try to import XAVC-L files from a Sony X70. This is a folder copied to my hdd with the complete file structure straight from the card. The video files plays fine in vlc.
Is anyone using XAVC-L files from the X70 with fcpx successfully?
The files are from a camera with the old firmware, not the new 2.0 update.