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  • Transcoding hours of MP4 ( H264 ) footage from gopro to be cut in FCP7 without ProRes?

  • Johnny Smith

    January 7, 2020 at 1:26 am

    I got a few hours of gopro footage, a Mac Pro running 10.6.8 and FCP7. Rendering time for an hour of footage into ProRes 422 LT is 1 week +. Just brutal. Can’t cut h264 footage as is FCP7 can’t handle it. Is there an easier/faster solution?!

    I also have a new macbook pro with Sierra 10.12.6 with Handbreak on it but no FCP or Compressor on that machine.

    What’s the best workflow for me?
    Thank you thank you!

  • Doug Metz

    January 7, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    The MacBook Pro has a hardware decoder for H.264, so you’ll definitely want to use the laptop… for this kind of transcoding, have a look at EditReady:

    https://www.divergentmedia.com/editready

    For the same money, you could also opt for Compressor.

    Doug Metz

    Dalton Agency

  • Johnny Smith

    January 9, 2020 at 6:22 am

    It’s not letting me buy Compressor on my Macbook Pro. ( I have an older compressor on Mac Pro that takes 8 hours to convert H264 to ProRes for every 8 min clip ).

    Error: Compressor can’t be installed on “Macintosh HD” because macOS version 10.14.6 or later is required.

    A screenshot of my Macbook is attached.

  • Doug Metz

    January 9, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    I’m not sure how far you want to go, but upgrading to Mojave (10.14) would get you around that error, and you’d still retain 32-bit app functionality.

    Alternatively, EditReady is definitely worth the money if you don’t want to upgrade your OS just yet… but if you’re willing to try something a bit more fiddly, you should also have a look at ff•Works: https://www.ffworks.net

    Doug Metz

    Dalton Agency

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