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Re: Lightworks 14.5 PRO nearly unusable...freezing often, sometimes crashes my system. 4 months ago #194831

  • hugly
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thesunray wrote:
I am curious, would nearly everyone out there always use proxies when working with 4K videos? Is that just how it's done?

Yes, I think that's the case. Proxies do have many advantages and it leaves the door open for higher resolutions, 8K and above without the need to invest in computer power of a render farm just to edit video. With proxies you can edit a 720p webcam recording and a hollywood blockbuster scanned in 16-bit RGB from film on the same laptop.

Thanks for testing the Handbrake settings.
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Re: Lightworks 14.5 PRO nearly unusable...freezing often, sometimes crashes my system. 4 months ago #194835

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Nothing 'insane' about QFHD (guessing that's the format being discussed) file sizes.

The following shows size information for 25 frames exported from LW as four variants of Cineform and as a 10 bit DPX sequence.

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The lowest LW size is about 30:1 compression based on 10 bit DPX - some might consider that marginally acceptable for editing and work-in-progress screening.

No matter if one is a beginner or a high end film production facility the rules of mathematics apply equally.

If hardware specification, including HDD capacity and speed is not up to that task then one wonders if opting for a lower size edit-unfriendly inter-frame codec will (a) offer much better performance or (b) be anything like acceptable editing quality.

Perhaps it would be good to have DNxHD as a proxy option but failing that Cineform offers fine alternatives.
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Re: Lightworks 14.5 PRO nearly unusable...freezing often, sometimes crashes my system. 1 month, 1 week ago #199547

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I've tried this but when i get to the last bit I don't have the Media option on the menu. is that only available in the paid version?
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Re: Lightworks 14.5 PRO nearly unusable...freezing often, sometimes crashes my system. 1 month, 1 week ago #199548

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I've tried this but when i get to the last bit I don't have the Media option on the menu. is that only available in the paid version?
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Re: Lightworks 14.5 PRO nearly unusable...freezing often, sometimes crashes my system. 1 month, 1 week ago #199549

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It isn't a Pro feature, the Pro version just has a few more formats to choose from.

The fifth entry top-down of the sub menu 'Clip Commands' in your screenshot is 'Media'.
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