Thursday, March 31, 2011

Road to NAB 2011, come visit us

it is that time of the year again, we are all getting ready to go Las Vegas Next week to prepare for what is going to be a fantastic show for GV. If you you have been following this blog, you must visit us in Vegas, the GV booth will be located as usual on the South Hall lower level: SL106, when you walk in you can't miss us.

Iif you are not attending the NAB show, the Grass Valley web site is a good source of information for what will be shown in vegas, but I will aslo post here summary and links for you to browse.

I will be there, with great things to show you around our EDIUS , FCP and Media Composer integration story on our shared storage workflows.  and more....

This is going to be a great show!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

FCP on K2 SAN tips and tricks

FCP export as contained quicktime file is not the fastest export way out of your Mac to get your content on air on our servers.

Here is a trick that is less user friendly to quickly export longer sequence out of FCP to our Server:

IN FCP export to your desktop your sequence as QT reference, then open that sequence in QTPro. use QT pro to export the file as contained quicktime file to our SAN or Server.
QT pro does a much better job at using Processor and memory than FCP does for now.
render time will be cut between 25% to 50% depending complexity and lenght of material.

This applies to DV25-50 and DVCPROHD, XDCAMHD, D10/IMX.

Thank you to Dan Dome for the trick!

For AVC Intra you will still need to export QT reference from FCP, and then open it up in COMPRESSOR where you can export in AVC intra. In order to do so you will need to download and isntall the AVCI encoder from Panasonic. you can find it HERE.

For any question concerning this subject contact Régis André: