Author Topic: Is it possible to edit RAW video on a laptop via proxies?  (Read 2534 times)

ShootingStars

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Is it possible to edit RAW video on a laptop via proxies?
« on: October 27, 2013, 10:11:28 AM »
Can anyone give me advice on how to do it efficiently on a weaker computer? This is because I am travelling, and my desktop is at home.

2.9GHz Core i7-3520M 2 core 4 threads
Intel HD Graphics 4000
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timbytheriver

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Re: Is it possible to edit RAW video on a laptop via proxies?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2013, 11:35:11 AM »
Hi ShootingStars

I would investigate GoPro/Cineform as your intermediate 'codec'. You can edit [virtually] visually lossless files on your laptop without using much processor power. The codec itself is professionally highly regarded – but their software can be a bit flaky. :/

I'd recommend encoding MLraw (or even H264 will benefit) > Cineform. Then you can edit these files easily in something like Premiere (on Windows). If you choose a high enough quality of Cineform encode you can avoid round-tripping; Grade in your favourite application, and then edit out an 'online' edit straight out of the Cineform files to your chosen finished export flavour.

It can be a bit of a confusing workflow to start with, but I'd say it's well worth the time and effort learning it if you have limited hardware power.

Have a look here for a start: http://cineform.com/technology

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Re: Is it possible to edit RAW video on a laptop via proxies?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 06:01:49 PM »
Can anyone give me advice on how to do it efficiently on a weaker computer? This is because I am travelling, and my desktop is at home.

2.9GHz Core i7-3520M 2 core 4 threads
Intel HD Graphics 4000
8GB Ram

2 workflows to follow:

i have a i5 macbook (2011)

RAWmagic>After Effects (ginger hdr, ACR)>export as prores and work with those clips

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