In a bit of a quandry here.
My goal is to be able to edit HD without the yellow line (which allows real time playback, but still needs rendering).
Historically, I've captured/transcoded using the Matrox codec. This allows me to introduce lots of layers etc, but... a scale adjustment to the clip and/or the introduction of something as simple as a cross disolve introduces a yellow bar across the footage in question. Is this normal?
So I've experimented with both Cineform and Lagarith, and I still get the same behaviour. My clips are 1920 x 1080 25P.
More puzzling is that if I drop the cineform clip onto the new item icon, the new sequence and clip also has a yellow bar.
I am running one of the Cuda approved cards in my system, 16gb Ram, CS5.03, Win7 etc (i.e. I believe my systems is up to spec albeit not the fastest in the planet).
Is this yellow bar thing an inherent feature of PP/CUDA, or is there a 3rd way?
Thanks in advance
The red line is the one that will slow you down. I'd not worry about yellow.
Also, don't convert. Use the original media.
Thanks for the response.
But should I really be getting a yellow line on a standard disolve? Is that normal?
Yes, as soon you add an effect or transition you will get the yellow line with MPE hardware, with MPE software it turns red.
Don't worry about the yellow.