550 & video editing programs / PC specs?

Started Apr 11, 2010 | Discussions thread
englishman Contributing Member • Posts: 945
Re: Why 24p?

24Peter wrote:

FWIW - I am a long time Sony Vegas user (currently running 8c. Pro.) It is a great program for editing video and audio. But... it does not handle .mov files well (some have reported that ver. 9d released earlier this week finally solves the .mov problem - we'll see.) For me, adding multiple .mov files to the timeline in Vegas 8 crashes the program (from what I understand, Vegas does rely on Quicktime to decode/preview .mov files which seems to hinder reliability/performance.)

What does work for me for both my 5DII & T2i video files is to use a script called "proxy stream" ( http://sony.vegas.1.free.fr/ ) to batch transcode the .mov to Sony MXF files (I use the HD 422 1920X1080 50Mbps setting - slightly larger files than the original .mov but really nice to edit and color correct.) Yes, it can be time consuming to convert numerous, large files (it generally takes 2 1/2 to 6 times real time on my Quad Core Q8300 6GB machine). But I get full, real time previews and no crashing. (Vegas only crashes for me when adding multiple .mov files to the timeline - proxy stream works by repeatedly adding only one .mov event to the timeline, transcoding it and closing the veg.)

This sounds like a good solution. Thanks for posting. I have also posted another solution (step by step with screenshots) using a lossless codec (AVID DNxHD) in a different post. Batch transcoding is very fast. Click the link below if you're interested.

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