FCP RT Extreme hack?
Posted 06 June 2006 - 03:02 AM
i'm trying to use an 800mhz ibook g4 to output hdv to tape, but fcp tells me i need a 1ghz computer to use hdv. well, that makes sense for editing and effects, but surely print to tape isn't the heaviest part of hdv handling, especially if i don't mirror on desktop. after all dvhscap works just fine. so my guess is there's a line in "rt software enabler.txt" that will fix this for me, like the old enabler for g3 computers and the realtime jpeg at 75% hack? anybody tried that?
Posted 07 June 2006 - 01:22 PM
Are you laying back to HDV tape? I suspect you are running into that limitation because the computer has to re-encode from Apple's intemediary codec back to mpeg long GOP to lay that back to tape. That requires a lot of processing power. In the PC world it is recommended you have at least a Pentium 4 3Ghz do deal with HDV.
Posted 07 June 2006 - 03:40 PM
Posted 07 June 2006 - 04:16 PM
I experienced the same issue when I tried to use DVD Studio Pro on a G3 machine. I could use the software to a point but when I tried to burn a disk it told me I needed a G4 Altivec chip.
If you had your video files on an external disk you could take the drive and your FCP file over to an appropriate machine to print your project. If you have a friend who has the appropriate machine and hardware.
Posted 07 June 2006 - 05:15 PM
I'm sure newer software is so optimized to make full use of Altivec that some operations on the G3 with no Altivec SIMD instruction set may not even be usable.
The newer SIMD instruction set on Intel chips will go well beyond Altivec, technology moves on.
Posted 08 June 2006 - 05:00 AM