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  • Tue, Mar 14 2017 2:15 PM

    Am I using background transcoding wrong?

    I've found that sometimes background transcoding works and sometimes it just sits there idling. Like for instance now... the little green circle is turning, there a 8 jobs running (set to High priority) but I see zero drive activity. Am I just doing this wrong?

    My steps:

    1) link all the AVCHD I want to import through the Source Browser. 

    2) End up with eight separate bins with my clips neatly organised. Selects all linked clips, then Transcode, select Transcode only linked media, Run in background

    3) See .new clips added to bins. Check that green timeline circle is spinning.

    4) Quit MC. Leave background transcode to happen.

    5) Come back hours later. Discover nothing happened...

     

    Where am I going wrong? I had this working perfectly on random occasions.

    Using MC 8.6.1  Win 7 pro

    Avid Media Composer 2020.4 HP ZBook 17 Gen3, i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60Ghz Win 10, 64GB RAM [view my complete system specs]
  • Tue, Mar 14 2017 3:15 PM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: Am I using background transcoding wrong?

    If it is the laptop in specs maybe energy saving is on 

    Mac: 17" Macbook Pro i7 2,66 ghz with 8Gb Ram, 500gb 7200rpm drive___ PC_NEW Win10 Pro Mbo Asus Rampage IV Black CPU Ivy Bridge-E 4960X ( = 12 x 4... [view my complete system specs]

    Tomas 

     

  • Tue, Mar 14 2017 3:52 PM In reply to

    Re: Am I using background transcoding wrong?

    It is indeed the laptop, but nope no power saving

     

    Is there a limit to the amount of media I should try transcoding at a time? Perhaps one bin at a time? This would defeat the purpose wouldn't it...?

    Avid Media Composer 2020.4 HP ZBook 17 Gen3, i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60Ghz Win 10, 64GB RAM [view my complete system specs]
  • Tue, Mar 14 2017 3:53 PM In reply to

    Re: Am I using background transcoding wrong?

    My media is coming in from a drive connected via USB 3.0 Could this be it?

    Avid Media Composer 2020.4 HP ZBook 17 Gen3, i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60Ghz Win 10, 64GB RAM [view my complete system specs]
  • Tue, Mar 14 2017 3:56 PM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: Am I using background transcoding wrong?

    There are more settings if you click on " change " both regarding internal drive shutdowns and usb connections

    Mac: 17" Macbook Pro i7 2,66 ghz with 8Gb Ram, 500gb 7200rpm drive___ PC_NEW Win10 Pro Mbo Asus Rampage IV Black CPU Ivy Bridge-E 4960X ( = 12 x 4... [view my complete system specs]

    Tomas 

     

  • Tue, Mar 14 2017 4:06 PM In reply to

    Re: Am I using background transcoding wrong?

    Thanks for that! I've now set USB selective suspend and Turn off Hard Disk to disbaled and off respectively. Will reboot and check if there's any signs of life...

    Avid Media Composer 2020.4 HP ZBook 17 Gen3, i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60Ghz Win 10, 64GB RAM [view my complete system specs]
  • Tue, Mar 14 2017 4:22 PM In reply to

    Re: Am I using background transcoding wrong?

    And we have lift off!!! Finally...

     

    I don't know if the settings I changed did the trick, or the reboot/restart, but we are now transcoding like crazy.

    Thanks mjolnarn

    Avid Media Composer 2020.4 HP ZBook 17 Gen3, i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60Ghz Win 10, 64GB RAM [view my complete system specs]
  • Tue, Mar 14 2017 4:28 PM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: Am I using background transcoding wrong?

    Big SmileYes

    Mac: 17" Macbook Pro i7 2,66 ghz with 8Gb Ram, 500gb 7200rpm drive___ PC_NEW Win10 Pro Mbo Asus Rampage IV Black CPU Ivy Bridge-E 4960X ( = 12 x 4... [view my complete system specs]

    Tomas 

     

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