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Transferring footage from the JVC Everio Camera
by Quinn Costello 9 years ago
Hi- I have a bunch of footage shot using the JVC Everio gz-hd7u camera that I'm trying to work with in Final Cut Pro 7. The camera records to .TOD files. I've been transferring in MPEG Streamclip to m
Re: Transferring footage from the JVC Everio Camera
by Daniel Low 9 years ago
Search this forum for TOD. Heaps of posts about it. __________________________________________________________________ Sent from my iPad Nano.
Export SD Pal for archive?
by Sally Moran 9 years ago
Hi, I want to export a number of 3-5 min clips shot SD Pal anamorphic from FCP 6.06 using compressor 3.05. I have a mac and my client has a PC. To archive as a quicktime chews up drive space so I'm lo
Re: Export SD Pal for archive?
by Daniel Low 9 years ago
Storage is cheap; archive the SD in the same format it was acquired anything else will ruin it for archive purposes. That said, nothing is future -proof _______________________________________________
Using BitVice to Encode quicktime exports, Then muxing with MPEG Streamclip. No audio playback with MPEG2 encode in Quicktime only. Anybody?
by Crawford Winstead 9 years ago
Hi, I am using BitVice MPEG2 SD Encoder 2.9.7 to encode some apple ProRes422 Exports from FCP. I drop my Quicktimes in BitVice, and I get my M2V and any type of audio file to save to a new folder. All
Re: Using BitVice to Encode quicktime exports, Then muxing with MPEG Streamclip. No audio playback with MPEG2 encode in Quicktime only. Anybody?
by Daniel Low 9 years ago
Sorry - Why are you using bitvice rather than compressor __________________________________________________________________ Sent from my iPad Nano.
Best way to get a video file from FCP to handbrake for custom compression?
by Timothy Handford 9 years ago
Hi all! I use Handbrake to transcode video files or dvd structures to mp4 AVC for online streaming (RTMP)purposes. A film was sent to me right after post-production in Pro Res format. As you may know
Re: Best way to get a video file from FCP to handbrake for custom compression?
by Daniel Low 9 years ago
Why not use the x264 Quicktime component instead http: www.apple.com downloads macosx video x264encoder.html __________________________________________________________________ Sent from my iPad Nano.
Getting Motion Jpeg Compression
by Matthew King 9 years ago
I have a client that needs videos compressed to Motion Jpeg to be shown in movie theatres. I have been able to do this before when I was running Quicktime 7 but now I'm running Quicktime 10.0 on a MAC
Re: Getting Motion Jpeg Compression
by Daniel Low 9 years ago
Google + QT7 Pro. Simple. __________________________________________________________________ Sent from my iPad Nano.
MPEG consistent stutter..
by Jon Gulbrandson 9 years ago
Did some searching, wasn't able to find anything about this... maybe you can help. I'm experiencing a weird issue when playing MPEG videos. Lemme give you a little background info Intel Core2 Quad Q66
Re: MPEG consistent stutter..
by Daniel Low 9 years ago
Jon Gulbrandson "I reinstalled the latest K-lite codecs, " Doh! __________________________________________________________________ Sent from my iPad Nano.
Ugly borders in avi and mpeg
by Lisa Ganseblume 9 years ago
Hi, I'm just trying to render an animation which I'm asked to deliver in uncompressed avi or mpeg (or at least as uncompressed as possible). As I'm on a mac avi is out anyway for rendering it directly
Re: Ugly borders in avi and mpeg
by Daniel Low 9 years ago
Keep in mind that the Animation codec is only lossless when the setting is set to "Best" or 100% quality. Holds an 8-bit alpha channel but is limited to 32-bit rendering. This codec does encode and de
QT Pro h.264 - jerky interference on panning
by Charles Graham 9 years ago
I have PAL DV footage which I need to be viewed with QT iMovie on Mac. So I have exported using QT Pro. The settings I used in QT to make the mov (after Google research) were H.264, 2000 kbits sec, ke
Re: QT Pro h.264 - jerky interference on panning
by Daniel Low 9 years ago
Don't use QT, use a proper transcoder like Episode or compressor Charles Graham "Re: QT Pro h.264 - jerky interference on panning" __________________________________________________________________ Se
Uncompressed Conversion Interlacing hell!
by Bruce Spangler 9 years ago
I am trying to export 4 minute clip of 10 bit uncompressed video (NTSC (CCIR 601) at 29.97 fps from Final Cut Pro 6.0.6. I would like to convert it with Quicktime Conversion into some other codec for
Re: Uncompressed Conversion Interlacing hell!
by Daniel Low 9 years ago
I would like to convert it with Quicktime Conversion into some other codec for internet streaming. Use compressor - QT conversion is shit ______________________________________________________________
Compressor Time remaining feature woefully wrong
by James Bayliss-Smith 9 years ago
Can anyone tell me why the time remaining feature on compressor is so woefully inaccurate Is there a logical explanation for this Does it have soemthing to do with Audio being half the job thx
Re: Compressor Time remaining feature woefully wrong
by Daniel Low 9 years ago
You will not be able to find a coding application that can report timings correctly. They all use estimates with some guesswork - it's impossible to be accurate. ______________________________________
H264 playback in Quicktime out of sync
by Peter Morris 9 years ago
Hi, I've been encoding video in H264 with Quicktime Pro (Windows). The issue is, the video plays back fine in players like VLC and others. However, with playback in Quicktime (again on Windows), there
Re: H264 playback in Quicktime out of sync
by Chris Blair 9 years ago
We've seen this on a lot of Windows computers with Quicktime (both free vesion and Pro). Best we've been able to find in doing searches is that Quicktime for Windows doesn't like a lot of Windows soun
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This is illegal distribution/pirating of software, right?
by Daniel Low 10 years ago
The Quicktime ProRes component only comes with Final Cut Pro. This guys is handing it out for free!: http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 20 865023 ___________________________________________________
Re: This is illegal distribution/pirating of software, right?
by Ronald Lindeboom 10 years ago
The day you posted this, Daniel, I went over and turned off the whole thread. Sorry that I forgot to come back and mention that and thank you. Ron
h.264 with mov vs mp4 extension?
by Paul Dougherty 10 years ago
I notice that the h.264 iPhone preset in Compressor makes a mp4 file whereas the h.264 for hi-band (web) makes a mov file. Why To quote a white-paper on the subject from Intelligent Assistance it say
Re: h.264 with mov vs mp4 extension?
by Craig Seeman 10 years ago
The best places to keep up on all this is StreamingMedia or Jan Ozer's site Streaming Media http: www.streamingmedia.com Jan Ozer http: www.streaminglearningcenter.com The reason why there's no defini
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help!, I don't know how to test my compression scheme
by Richard Southwell 10 years ago
Hi, Im a mathematican and I recently came up with a new method for data compression that im eager to test against existing approaches. I have a visual basic prog that runs my method, but i dont know e
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Re: help!, I don't know how to test my compression scheme
by Daniel Low 10 years ago
Laughing my arse off! Dude, you are so far away from being in the right forum, it's hysterical. Have you auditioned for American Idol P.S Next time you want to submit to a forum, at least read some of
A Spammer for you Ron
by Daniel Low 10 years ago
http: forums.creativecow.net profile 117605 __________________________________________________________________ "There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chanc
Re: A Spammer for you Ron
by Daniel Low 10 years ago
Excellent! __________________________________________________________________ "There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance." Steve Ballmer To USA Today: 3
Broadcast files for Digital Delivery
by Todd Terry 10 years ago
Hey gang.. Hope no one minds, I'm going to cross-post this in one other forum since I'm not sure where the best answer lies. We are a tiny little production company that mostly deals with broadcast co
Re: Broadcast files for Digital Delivery
by Daniel Low 10 years ago
Tim Kolb "That interactive layer on Flash becomes a revenue source that MPEG or MXF wrapped material doesn't have" Interesting, I'd like to learn more about that. Tim Kolb "While Flash isn't big yet.
Compressing for Windows
by Jeff Olyarnyk 10 years ago
I have a client who wants to have a copy of a commercial for approval in windows format. I'm following the compression instructions I've found online, of using compressor, making a custom setting for
Re: Compressing for Windows
by Craig Seeman 10 years ago
Jeff Olyarnyk "So what you're saying is that there's no way to export a file from Final Cut Pro into a Windows Media Video file without buying this product's full version " Well you could buy Telestr
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High quality videos available on our site for viewing by public.
by David Gray 11 years ago
Need a pro's help! We want to provide videos of our work on our website to be viewed by the general public and potential clients. The video must be high quality and no distortions (much like online mo
Re: High quality videos available on our site for viewing by public.
by Phil Balsdon 11 years ago
Hi David, I just went through this process for my own website. The first thing I found was the original quality and shooting style had a great deal to do with final output quality. Material shot origi
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How To Burn A Blu-ray Disk Using Apple Compressor, Mpeg Streamclip, And Toast 10 That Does Not Re-encode Or Demux The 5.1 Audio
by Danny Daneau - email bounces user-requested notices 11 years ago
Creative Cow was a great help on getting me on the right track. I posted a walkthrough on how to successfully create a beautiful HD Blu-Ray disk using Apple Compressor, Mpeg Streamclip, and Toast 10.
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Re: How To Burn A Blu-ray Disk Using Apple Compressor, Mpeg Streamclip, And Toast 10 That Does Not Re-encode Or Demux The 5.1 Audio
by Emilio Dietmar 6 years ago
Hi Danny, I am getting an error message after approx 1 hour of encoding: pid="263" kind="end" what="service-request" req-id="9039AD19-5C2B-42E2-A3DF-6333F68C2E21:1" msg="Processing service request err
Cleaner XL FCP codecs
by Tom Amici 11 years ago
Cleaner XL will not recognize FCP QuickTimes. Is there anywhere I can download a codec for this Thanks. -Matt
Re: Cleaner XL FCP codecs
by Daniel Low 11 years ago
Cleaner XL installs Quicktime or requires it to be installed as part of its installation process and I believe will throw an error if later remove QT. I know plenty of people who have this type of wor
iMac Core Compression
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Hello fellow COW, After recently reading a forum post in another COW forum about enabling Compressor to do multi core processing I thought I would do some experiments with Apple QMaster on my Intel Co
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Re: iMac Core Compression
by Daniel Low 11 years ago
Excellent, thanks Trent. It's so refreshing to get somebody contributing to this forum! I've rated this post with 5 COWs.
Spammers
by Daniel Low 11 years ago
How is it best to report spammers like this and get their posts removed http: forums.creativecow.net profile 126533 Thanks. Daniel
Re: Spammers
by Daniel Low 11 years ago
Ha! - Good one!__________________________________________________________________ Please post back saying what solved your problem. It could help others, and saying 'thanks' is free!
Compressing for YouTube
by Lulu Malmgren 12 years ago
I have been trying to find the right compression settings in Compressor to upload 10 min videos to youtube. I have tried their customs (H.264 for webcasting H.264 for iPod SD Quicktime H.264); I have
Re: Compressing for YouTube
by Brian Gary 11 years ago
I've updated the article on Ken Stone's site: http: www.kenstone.net fcp_homepage you_tube_hd_gary.html Thank you for the interest. BGApple Certified Trainer Los Angeles -- New Orleans
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Converting DVD Video for editing in FCP
by Richard smith 11 years ago
I have interesting problem relating to the type of editing that I do, that gets most of our video from DVDs. The Video we get are view by watchers who select usable clips for the project, bring them i
Re: Converting DVD Video for editing in FCP
by Daniel Low 11 years ago
Handbrake might help: http: handbrake.fr __________________________________________________________________ Please post back saying what solved your problem. It could help others, and saying 'thanks'
H.264 to mpeg2 - very slow
by Raven Plenty 11 years ago
I have two different H.264 quicktime movies that vary widely in their processing times to convert to MPEG-2 using compressor (DVD Best Quality 4:3). Source 1 - 20-minute video (NTSC source, 29.97 fps)
Re: H.264 to mpeg2 - very slow
by Daniel Low 11 years ago
Compassion has nothing to do with it ;-) Nor does higher compression. What I think you might be referring to is GOP structure, reference frame distance, number of b-frames and the like. ______________
Uninstall and re-install Media Composer on a Mac
by jack entonces 11 years ago
i want to uninstall and re-install my Avid Media Composer v.3. Is there a correct way to do this on a mac I've searched on the Avid site and can't find anything on how to do this. can someone please t
Re: Uninstall and re-install Media Composer on a Mac
by Daniel Low 11 years ago
LMAO__________________________________________________________________ Please post back saying what solved your problem. It could help others, and saying 'thanks' is free!
exporting for PC 16:9 square pixel
by nick welch 11 years ago
Hi, Just need to know what is the best way to export from FCP to PC in widescreen Is there a way to export PAL widescreen square pixel i.e 1024x576. I need to get my head around this issue. My editor
Re: exporting for PC 16:9 square pixel
by Daniel Low 11 years ago
"For all QT movies playback aspect can be controlled by hitting Command-J, Video Track, Visual Settings". Only if you have QT Pro. __________________________________________________________________ Pl
PAL conversion
by Joe Kaczorowski 11 years ago
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but here goes. I am doing a wedding video for a friend and he needs to have a PAL copy for his grandparents. What is the best way to go about doing
Re: PAL conversion
by Daniel Low 11 years ago
This will explain it better than I could given the space here. http: www.michaeldvd.com.au Articles PALvsNTSC PALvsNTSC.asp And it all looks fine (taking into consideration the lower resolution of NTS
Is NAB relevant anymore?
by Larry Butcher 12 years ago
Last year's NAB left a bad taste in my mouth. Incredibly expensive accomodations and meals, and I didn't come away with anything I couldn't have discovered online. I'd always enjoyed attending NAB in
Re: Is NAB relevant anymore?
by Daniel Low 12 years ago
I've been going to NAB for years but won't be this year, it's just not worth the time and expense anymore, especially coming from Europe. IBC however is a not-to-be-missed show and makes far more sens
Quicktime Codecs
by Martin Sterling 12 years ago
I have flip4mac installed on my computer but I cannot play any wmv or avi files. Is there some seperate plug in I need. Also, aside fro the Quicktime plug ins listed on the apple site, where can I fin
Re: Quicktime Codecs
by Daniel Low 12 years ago
To cover all bases install DivX and XviD http: www.divx.com divx mac cid=DP0000279 http: www.xvidmovies.com mac __________________________________________________________________ Please post back sayi
Transferring BetacamSP to MOV files
by Steve Brame 12 years ago
We have a BTS 'BCB-75' deck and a load of tapes that we need to archive to Quicktime files. My problem is that no signal seems to be coming from the deck to my transcoder. I remember having this probl
Re: Transferring BetacamSP to MOV files
by Daniel Low 12 years ago
Aarrggh. Beautiful BetaSP being murdered by this device through composite. BetaSP deserves component. But anyway - it's a budget device, don't expect much from it. Shame on you! This is a broadcast fo
Apple at NAB 2008
by Daniel Low 12 years ago
I've heard more than a few rumblings that Apple have pulled out are pulling out of a stand at NAB this year... Anyone else hearing anything
Re: Apple at NAB 2008
by Daniel Low 12 years ago
http: www.appleinsider.com articles 08 02 07 apple_pulls_out_of_2008_nab_conference.html
open PC Quicktime file on mac
by Julian Sixx 12 years ago
hi i've got a bunch of Quicktime files on my Pc that i'd like to use on the mac as well. i burnt the files and tried to open them on the mac but quicktime only gives me an E A error. any hints mac and
Re: open PC Quicktime file on mac
by Daniel Low 12 years ago
Did you have a unique or hardware based QT codec on the PC
Creating applications for Quicktime, any advice?
by JHaughey 12 years ago
Hello all, I am not a developer, not versed in code (but learning), who wishes to create some simple standalone applications using Quicktime. Hopefully they will be of most use to film and video edito
Re: Creating applications for Quicktime, any advice?
by Daniel Low 12 years ago
You could try here: http: www.rentacoder.com Good luck.
HD DVD the winner vs Blue Ray? $299 players already? When do we really switch over?
by Todd Roush 12 years ago
When does a small business switch and what do we switch to I have been doing a lot of Professional Theatre (3 cam shoots) for about 10 years now and it seems like just 3 or 4 years ago that the majori
Re: HD DVD the winner vs Blue Ray? $299 players already? When do we really switch over?
by Daniel Low 12 years ago
My my, you are rather condescending aren't you! From your wiki link: BD has a much higher maximum data transfer rate, supports (the optional) DTS-HD at double the data rate of HD-DVD. BD can do Dolby
ProRes422 codec for windows ?
by Christopher Tay -- account bounces requested notifications, account frozen 12 years ago
Anyone knows if there's going to be a ProRes422 codec available for Windows so that we can open up clips exported in this format I understand that the lack of DVCProHD codec on the Windows was due to
Re: ProRes422 codec for windows ?
by Daniel Low 12 years ago
"A graphic artist we use a lot works on After Effects on a Mac but doesn't have (or want) Final Cut on his machine" Just give him the codecs; (navigate to:
DiskWarrior4
by 2lucid4 13 years ago
I have a 2.5 dual G5, running OSX 10.4.9. I have an older version of DiskWarrior that says my harddrive is quite fragmented. It does seem to be running slightly 'off' and that is worrying me. Is DiskW
Re: DiskWarrior4
by Daniel Low 13 years ago
Personally I wouldn't use DW to defrag anything: http: docs.info.apple.com article.html artnum=25668
VERY Large DVD conversion question - HELP!!
by Steven Wills 13 years ago
Sorry if this is the wrong forum, but I didn't know where else to post this... I have a friend who has a PC with two - 175 gig hard drives completely full of VOB files and (now) needs them in a MOV or
Re: VERY Large DVD conversion question - HELP!!
by Daniel Low 13 years ago
Invest 15-30 minutes learning how to use Automator, that'll save a bunch of time. P.s. TPMGENC is only available on Windows.
Leopard availability?
by Nigel Cooper 13 years ago
Does anybody know when Leopard will become available; I thought it was March 2007
Re: Leopard availability?
by Daniel Low 13 years ago
There's no way they'll release it at NAB, yes they'll show the next version of FCP Studio running on it, maybe or even likely on new uber-Macs but NAB is not the place of an OS release, we'll almost c
DVD SP project won't load anymore.
by jburkett 13 years ago
I had a project in DVD studio pro for some time with a QT export from Final cut with chapter markers included. Recently I had to re-edit the video in Final cut and export it again and replace the old
Re: DVD SP project won't load anymore.
by Daniel Low 13 years ago
try deleting the DVD SP preferences file from the preferences folder of your library folder - use spotlight if you can't find it.It's a London thing.
DVD Authoring programs for Mac
by jepbiz 13 years ago
Hey there. I have DVDit Pro and EDVD for the PC. I need to author on the Mac. Anyone know what is out there and what is best Thanks.You gotta be on crack if you don't love your Mac!
Re: DVD Authoring programs for Mac
by Daniel Low 13 years ago
Adobe announced a while back that Encore will be available on the Mac pretty soon probably launched at NAB in April. I'm not sure if it's gong to be available seperatley or only as part of the Adobe P
Blue Ray on MacPro
by ziongm 13 years ago
I will be starting a job here that will need to be output to either HD DVD or Blue Ray. Im using a intel based MacPro, and was curious if anyone knew of a hddvd or blueray burner that would work well
Re: Blue Ray on MacPro
by Daniel Low 13 years ago
eric, Agreed, what you quote maybe slightly misleading but a visit to the Apple site (something that anybody would do before forking out for such an expensive package) and you'll see: "With DVD Studio
what should I do about warrior report?
by Craig Alan 13 years ago
After two kernel panics over last two weeks both while watching video tutorials on-line: I ran Mac
Re: what should I do about warrior report?
by Daniel Low 13 years ago
It maybe safe to put the board back in but it sounds like it's causing problems and needs to be swapped, does it work ok, was it properly seated in the slot (you need to push it in pretty hard) If you
16:9 DV files and QuickTime
by StormDave 13 years ago
I wonder when apple is going to fix this. On the Windows Mac version of QTPro, all QTDV files that are 16:9 are displayed incorrectly, unless you import into FCP AE etc. If anyone knows if this ever i
Re: 16:9 DV files and QuickTime
by Daniel Low 13 years ago
It's a bug, expect it to be fixed when Leopard is released.
New IP Video Technology?
by Set Apart 13 years ago
OK, here's the deal, someone approached me about the concept of using a new technology to transport video over the net called IP. I'd like to talk to someone who actually knows about it or has experie
Re: New IP Video Technology?
by Daniel Low 13 years ago
You mean IPTV http: en.wikipedia.org wiki IPTV
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