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eric bradberryQuicktime Format H.264 Codec export issues
by on Jan 9, 2013 at 7:49:28 pm

I need some help with an export issue. I need to export a 1920x1080 COMP from after effects with an H.264 codec. Everytime it hangs up and never recovers. Is there any documentation about frame size stipulations for H.264 codecs?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Eric Bradberry
Supervising Editor @ Formation Advertising

HP Z800
Intel Xeon CPU X5680@3.3GHz Dual
16 GB memory
Windows 7


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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Quicktime Format H.264 Codec export issues
by on Jan 9, 2013 at 11:36:51 pm

1080 comps should be fine for rendering to the H264 CODEC. It is after all the de facto CODEC for Bluray Discs. Try rendering to another CODEC to ascertain if it's a CODEC or comp/layer/effect issue.

Lastly, when rendering to the H264 CODEC, it is ideal to use Adobe Media Encoder (AME) instead of AE. AME allows for 2-pass VBR and renders in the background if AE is running concurrently.

To render via AME, simply import an AEP instead of a movie. Then select the appropriate Composition for rendering.

HTH
RoRK

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eric bradberryRe: Quicktime Format H.264 Codec export issues
by on Jan 11, 2013 at 3:55:30 pm

I can easily export in H.264 package (mp4) but not a .mov with an H.264 codec in AE or AME. it will not work.

Eric Bradberry
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Tom DaigonRe: Quicktime Format H.264 Codec export issues
by on Jan 10, 2013 at 12:39:22 am

Eric, I have the very same issue on my Z820. I spent 3 days trouble shooting with someone who really know computers and Adobe software.
Even reinstalled Win 7 and then tested the export process before I added another piece of software to the system. MPEG Streamclip had the same problem. So I gave up on Quicktime H.264 and stared doing MP4 H.264.
Something is up with QT on PCs that caused thing hang problem every time.

Tom Daigon
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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Quicktime Format H.264 Codec export issues
by on Jan 10, 2013 at 12:43:47 am

QT's H264 is flaky. Select the H.264 format instead.

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RoRK

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Todd KoprivaRe: Quicktime Format H.264 Codec export issues
by on Feb 12, 2013 at 3:44:13 am

See this, which I updated with information about hyperthreading and Apple's H.264 encoder:
"troubleshooting QuickTime errors with After Effects"

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