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  • Mon, Sep 24 2012 10:45 PM

    • Gasper552
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    Avid 6.0.3 GO PRO AMA Transcoding Slowly

    Quick question. Are any of you getting faster than realtime when transcoding Go Pro media, or any quicktime based media for that matter?

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  • Mon, Sep 24 2012 11:58 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid 6.0.3 GO PRO AMA Transcoding Slowly

    I can't get it to see it via AMA. I don't think there's an AMA plugin for Go Pro.  I do a straight import to DNxHD 175X (thus, I need to transcode) and it took 50 seconds for a 43 second clip.  So no, on my end it isn't faster than real time.

  • Tue, Sep 25 2012 12:25 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid 6.0.3 GO PRO AMA Transcoding Slowly

    What are your specs?

    I get faster than real time with my specs below for DSLR H.264. It takes about 45 sec for 1 min clip (DNX 175).

     

     

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  • Tue, Sep 25 2012 12:45 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid 6.0.3 GO PRO AMA Transcoding Slowly

    2.3 Ghz i7...MacBook Pro 2012.  16GB RAM.

    MP4 and H.264 are different.  I get faster speeds with my DSLR too.

  • Tue, Sep 25 2012 12:56 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid 6.0.3 GO PRO AMA Transcoding Slowly

    Shane Ross:
    MP4 and H.264 are different. 

     

    Yes and no. MP4 is a container, just like QT. H.264 is a encoding profile that can be in MP4 file format.

    Both DSLR and GoPro uses H.264 as the encoding format. Canon DSLR uses QT as its container while GoPro uses MP4.

    If you have a test file (10 sec or more), I can give you numbers with my system. Laptops in general will be slower with the desktop CPU counterparts (assuming chipset/CPU are relatively close in digital age).

     

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  • Tue, Sep 25 2012 12:56 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid 6.0.3 GO PRO AMA Transcoding Slowly

    Dom Q. Silverio:

    What are your specs?

    I get faster than real time with my specs below for DSLR H.264. It takes about 45 sec for 1 min clip (DNX 175).

     

     

    You are still on Avid 5.5, which is solid when file importing. In Avid 6 that is not the case, even when transcoding via AMA it's realtime at best.

     

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  • Tue, Sep 25 2012 12:59 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid 6.0.3 GO PRO AMA Transcoding Slowly

    Gasper552:
    You are still on Avid 5.5, which is solid when file importing. In Avid 6 that is not the case, even when transcoding via AMA it's realtime at best.

    That is just the profile I have not updated. I have 6.03 as my main and 6.5 in my "test drive OS drive".

     

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  • Tue, Sep 25 2012 1:02 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid 6.0.3 GO PRO AMA Transcoding Slowly

    Well, they must be compressed differently, or something. I get better, faster import times with my Canon DSLR than I do with my GoPro

  • Tue, Sep 25 2012 1:12 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid 6.0.3 GO PRO AMA Transcoding Slowly

    Shane Ross:
    Well, they must be compressed differently, or something. I get better, faster import times with my Canon DSLR than I do with my GoPro

    Do you have any applications or utilities installed like Perian?

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  • Tue, Sep 25 2012 1:14 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid 6.0.3 GO PRO AMA Transcoding Slowly

    Dom Q. Silverio:

    Gasper552:
    You are still on Avid 5.5, which is solid when file importing. In Avid 6 that is not the case, even when transcoding via AMA it's realtime at best.

    That is just the profile I have not updated. I have 6.03 as my main and 6.5 in my "test drive OS drive".

     

    Oh ok, thats actually good to hear. Now my question is what I am doing wrong. My workflow is as follows:

     

     

    I bring GO PRO Files into a program called QT Change to give the files Timecode.

    Then, I link to those files via AMA. The files are located on a Shared Storage Drive over Fiber, and I then transcode to 15:s.

    If the file is 1hr in length, it will take 1 hr to transcode. What do you think is happening?

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  • Tue, Sep 25 2012 1:35 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid 6.0.3 GO PRO AMA Transcoding Slowly

    Gasper552:
    I bring GO PRO Files into a program called QT Change to give the files Timecode.

    That's interesting. I thought QT Change only worked on Quicktime files. Or is GoPro now producing something other than .MP4s?

    Also I think the H264 implentation in Gopro files is slightly non-standard...

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  • Tue, Sep 25 2012 1:40 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid 6.0.3 GO PRO AMA Transcoding Slowly

    MP4s have the QT icon on my computer...so they open in QT by default.

     

    And no Perian on this machine.

  • Tue, Sep 25 2012 1:57 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid 6.0.3 GO PRO AMA Transcoding Slowly

    If someone can upload a 10 secs or more clip I can test.

     

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  • Tue, Sep 25 2012 2:11 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid 6.0.3 GO PRO AMA Transcoding Slowly

    Shane Ross:

    MP4s have the QT icon on my computer...so they open in QT by default.

    Shane, "QT Change" is a utility written by Video Toolshed. http://www.videotoolshed.com/products

    it has nothing to do with the Quicktime Player. it works by modifying the header of a QT file.

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  • Tue, Sep 25 2012 2:11 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid 6.0.3 GO PRO AMA Transcoding Slowly

    Merlin2004:

    Gasper552:
    I bring GO PRO Files into a program called QT Change to give the files Timecode.

    That's interesting. I thought QT Change only worked on Quicktime files. Or is GoPro now producing something other than .MP4s?

    Also I think the H264 implentation in Gopro files is slightly non-standard...

    All you have to do is change the file extention to .MOV and then in the "Reset or Alter" Colum select Flatten Afterwards. Then it should work.

     

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