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  • Anyone editing .m2t files?

    I'm about to start editing a project that will require capturing around 55 hours of footage. Obviously .m2t files would save me a ton of space. Has anyone edited any big projects with .m2t instead of HQ? Anything I should watch out for?

    Thanks!
    Brad

  • #2
    What are your PC specs?

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    • #3
      Hey Dave,

      I'll be capturing and doing some editing with my laptop:

      ASUS S96S Santa Rosa platform
      Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2GHz 4MB 800 FSB
      2GB DDR2 667 RAM
      80GB SATA 7200RPM system

      The majority of the editing will be on a new desktop that I'll build in the next couple of weeks. I'm open to suggestions on it.

      Thanks!
      Brad

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      • #4
        I think you can do one or two layers (max) on that laptop...give it a try, find some .m2t files off the web and load it up in Edius 4 demo and see how it goes. m2t files are VERY processor intensive, so not even a Quad Core like mine will save it from being a pain.

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        • #5
          Thanks Dave!

          Do apps like Boris FX and title motion handle the .m2t files fine?

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          • #6
            I just finished editing a three-camera HDV project on a similar laptop using external hard drives, and while it was a pain at times I got through it. The biggest problem was trying to use the multicam feature, which was too sluggish to do much under these conditions.

            Edius could really use a "graceful degradation" feature like Sony Vegas or Final Cut Pro, in which editing can continue with reduced preview quality instead of just grinding to a halt trying to display full quality.
            Edius 6.5 on Lenovo W520 laptop: Intel Core i7-2720QM @2.2 GHz, Nvidia graphics card, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Canon Vixia HF-G10, three Sony HDV video cameras and one Canon 7D.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rokclimr View Post
              Thanks Dave!

              Do apps like Boris FX and title motion handle the .m2t files fine?
              I think it will within Edius?
              Are you just going to use it as transitions or filters as well? Maybe scrubbing in the Boris window will be a bit sluggish.

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