Selectable Proxy Format for Browsing

keithkoby's picture

Quote:
[b]Selectable Proxy Format for Browsing/b
When you’re cataloging media in Final Cut Server 1.5, you can define different browse
proxy formats for different types of source media, with a choice of any of the output
settings supported by Compressor. This lets you avoid unnecessary recompression or
proxy creation.

/quote

I hope this is setup in each response scan, rather than in the overall prefs section. And I hope that you can select *none* as an option for your proxies which it seems like they are saying here.

There are times where I just want the device scanned in. I have no need for a proxy. The proxy creation is really what drags this whole scan process to a pace that is way too slow for a real production. If someone is posting a file in an area that does need a proxy, but fcs can't even get around to doing anything with it because of the cue, approvals can't happen, chain automations get held up etc. That is in no way reliable or acceptable. Users get discouraged when they go to find a file in FCS to run an automation and the file just isn't there. And it still isn't there hours later because of some cue in asset creation... not good.

keithkoby's picture

ok here's how it works and I think it is helpful.

1st, in your administration pane, go to preferences. There you'll find the familiar bar at the top with one added tab for the "Analyze Filter".

[img]http://www.keithkoby.com/GFY/fcs1_files/Picture%201.png/img

When you click on the tab, you get the list of filters.

[img]http://www.keithkoby.com/GFY/fcs1_files/Picture%204.png/img

You can edit the default filter or click + Add to add a new filter.

[img]http://www.keithkoby.com/GFY/fcs1_files/Picture%202.png/img

You then set up your filter by picking your codec and several other possible filters types such as image size, bit rate, frame count, and most importantly, Device. Then pick the format you want to convert to.

[img]http://www.keithkoby.com/GFY/fcs1_files/Picture%203.png/img

In the example above, I've chosen to have no proxy conversion for any dv50 files scanned in from the mod_ppv final cut pro docs directory.

I'll post back with results in a few days.

keithkoby's picture

The method I demonstrated above seems to duplicate all media from the capture scratch to the proxy bundle. So yeah, "No Conversion" actually means duplicate all of my media to take up twice as much space on my san. :x

I can see why they did that... They are just trying to prevent users from messing with the primary representation.

If you want No Proxies, you have to select [none] from the menu.