• Motion/FCP
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Jun 21st, 2010
    Motion playback Issues
    Hi I was just wondering what the best video format to edit in Final cut pro and motion. I record video on a DVCHD 1080i video camera and have significant trouble when editing in Motion. When I start adding a few textures and effects, it pretty much stops previewing my work in the canvas because it is taking so long to render.I'm pretty sure I have the right video codecs before entering into the editor, just having a painfully slow process with playback. I have a 24in Imac 2.8 GHz with 2GB RAM. Will be exporting for youtube.
  • Jim Kanter
    Posts: 81
    Joined: Jun 18th, 2007
    Re: Motion playback Issues
    Part of the problem is the system you are using. Motion really wants a high-end video card and lots of RAM and the iMac has neither. I run on an 8-core MacPro with 12GB of RAM and the top-of-the-line Radeon card and I can still quickly bring Motion to a crawl depending on what I am doing. 3D, Particles and Replicators are especially taxing. As far as CODECs go, are you transcoding to ProRes before editing? ProRes HQ is good if you're going to make an HD version, otherwise use ProRes for SD sizes.
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