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  • RT quits working in XDCAM EX timeline

    Posted by Jim Watt on February 4, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    I’m editing a project in XDCAM EX 1080i/60, 35mbs. I have render set to Prores, timeline is “Safe Rt”/dynamic playback.

    Every 6 or 10 edits my RT for dissolves turns from green to red, for no apparent reason. If I shut down, trash prefs with FCP rescue and restart the project, everything starts working again, but after awhile I get the same problem. Any clue what’s going on or how to solve the problem.

    I’ve edited a dozen or show 1 hour shows on this same system/same format and have never run into this.

    I’m on a Mac Pro, dual quad core, 3ghx, 10 GB ram & my video drive is an xserve raid, running OSX 10.5.6 & QT 7.6.


    Jim Watt replied 15 years, 3 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Jerry Hofmann

    February 5, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    I’m editing a show right now too in this format… but working entirely native and NOT rendering to ProRes…

    Gotta say, it’s really fast rendering anyway, and so I see no reason to render to ProRes is what I’m suggesting, and seeing none of what you’re seeing. I don’t see what I used to with HDV anyway.


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  • Jim Watt

    February 5, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Thanks Jerry,

    I’ve always thought the conventional wisdom was to edit in the native format, but render in Pro Res.

    also I’m more interested in why my edit system is working for a few edits then needs to be “pref trashed” to continue working.


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