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  • David Kaltenbach

    September 23, 2021 at 9:45 am

    I shoot with Sony’s new FX-6. Sony provides the Catalyst Browser in order to change the

    wrapper. I spit out ProRez and ingest it into Davinci 17.3

    The problem I am having is in the edit page, sometimes the video does not move, shakes,

    stutters, etc. in the viewer, I cannot even place in and out sometimes. I insert into the timeline anyway and it plays fine on the timeline. I rarely cut much on the cut page, I move faster when on the edit page. My question why??? Should I ingest another format / codec, is it Prorez? Or my computer it is an IMac 2018, maybe not enough memory… Thank you

  • Jeremy Garchow

    September 23, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    First, how’s the fx6? Looks like a very cool & capable camera in such a small package.

    Second, I don’t think there is any reason to convert to ProRes. Just import and edit!

  • David Kaltenbach

    September 23, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    Thank you Jeremy. [email protected]#$ You are right. Why should I convert. Initially using the FX6 footage it seemed to be stuttering so I figure Davinci could not handle the FX6’s codec.

    I kept playing around with it. Now I just tried the raw Fx6 footage again and it seems to be working fine. I greatly appreciate it that you just slapped me across the forehead. I did not want to put my footage into browser.

    I have had the FX-6 for 3 months. Love it. Picture quality is superb. I am still building up the camera. My only big beef is Sony put a monitor on the camera not a viewfinder. Most of my work is outside, impossible to focus and see with blaring sun. Finally after 2 months, I got my Zacuto viewfinder. Thanks again.

  • Michael Gissing

    September 24, 2021 at 1:12 am

    On the odd occasion I run Resolve on my laptop, I sometimes see the image stuttering like that. Basically it is because my GPU is below spec. Your iMac probably also has a GPU below recommended spec for Resolve. The problem trying to run 4k footage for example boils down to the VRAM on the GPU.

    Yes Resolve can run Sony codecs directly without transcoding so the only reason to transcode is if you need to run smaller proxys on an under powered computer like 1080 instead of 4K or bigger frame sizes

  • David Kaltenbach

    September 24, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Thank you Michael. I knew it was something like that but you explained it simply. I have been shooting in 1080. Guess I have to prepare when a client wants 4K. I’m glad I do not have to transcode.

    Sincerely David

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