Frustrated with this codec workflow
I was given a spec project by a client and they like my work, so now I’m going to be getting these projects regularly, but I’d love some advice on improving my workflow to make this tenable.
I’m given several hours of footage from multiple Canon R5’s in 8K, 10-bit 4:2:2 HEVC in Clog3, and I need to edit it all down to YouTube length (<20 minutes).
These are multicam shoots, and I do need to use the full 8K for reframing and punch-ins.
I’m on a Ryzen 9 5950X with 128GB of RAM with an RTX 3090.
It took ONE WEEK to generate proxies. Like 6-and-a-half days where I could not use my computer for anything else.
The editing itself took about 12 hours.
Then rendering the final 18 minute video took 40 hours.
I need to speed this up. Any ideas on what I can do?