Editing Long-GOP in FCP 10.4.6

Editing Long-GOP in FCP 10.4.6 (April 30, 2019 12:10PM) philsfilm

I'm considering purchasing the Canon XC15 4K Professional Camcorder which in 1080p writes to SD cards at up to 50 Mbps in an H.264-based, Long-GOP, 4:2:2, 8-bit codec in an MXF wrapper. The sales rep at B&H told me that Long GOP could present a problem in editing causing dropped frames, jerky movement. I'm running FCP 10.4.6 on a 2011 iMac, 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5 and 20 GB RAM. I would be interested to know if anybody else has experienced any difficulty editing in this format.

Re: Editing Long-GOP in FCP 10.4.6 (April 30, 2019 04:44PM) Joe Redifer
You can always just transcode to ProRes 422 to edit those weird-ass formats. Then after editing is done, delete the generated files from your library so it isn't gigantic when you archive it. the ProRes 422 files can always be regenerated if needed.
Re: Editing Long-GOP in FCP 10.4.6 (May 01, 2019 02:07AM) philsfilm
Thank you, Joe.
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