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Sverker Hahn
Showing EX1 footage on a Windows systems
on Aug 8, 2009 at 9:59:26 am

I want to show some hours on a Windows system (playing from a computer). Using FCP 6 I am thinking about which workflow is the most efficient.

1. Creating .mov movies in the native codek. Buying. the Calibrated Software codek. Play with QuickTime Player.

- shortest production time for me. $80 for codek.

2. Creating .mov movies with the H.264 codek. Play with QT.

- transcoding is slow.

3. Creating .mpg movies with the MPEG 2 codek. Play with any (?) player in Windows.

- transcoding is not so slow, but files bigger than H.264.

What do you think? Are there other solutions?



Sverker Hahn, Stockholm

Slower is better!

Sony EX1
Final Cut Studio 2
iMac Intel
MacBook Pro 15"


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olof ekbergh
Re: Showing EX1 footage on a Windows systems
on Aug 8, 2009 at 12:25:53 pm

You could also buy Flip4Mac and then encode as Windows media (wmv).

This would play on any Windows machine.

Olof Ekbergh


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Clint Fleckenstein
Re: Showing EX1 footage on a Windows systems
on Aug 10, 2009 at 3:03:58 pm

We use Flip4Mac. Then we don't have to worry about the Quicktime or MPEG-2 configuration of any PC that might get the footage.

Cf


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Sverker Hahn
Re: Showing EX1 footage on a Windows systems
on Aug 12, 2009 at 6:35:51 pm

Flip4Mac, I didnĀ“t know that.

I tried it, but the transcoding was even slower than H.264.

But I have one more option.

Thanks, all of you.


Sverker Hahn, Stockholm

Slower is better!

Sony EX1
Final Cut Studio 2
iMac Intel
MacBook Pro 15"


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Chuck Green
Re: Showing EX1 footage on a Windows systems
on Aug 11, 2009 at 2:25:05 am

I began using a variant of Phil Hodgett's suggestion a couple of weeks ago, and it works very well for me. Phil recommends the .mp4 format with H.264 encoding for most uses.

At the end of an edit (using FCP 6) I do a QT export with a ProRes HQ setting matching the full res. of my source material, and label it as a master edit. I then drop that file into the program VisulHub, which has many conversion possibilities, with it set for .mp4 output with H.264 encoding. VH's output plays in QT players and Flash players, and is done quicker than Compressor makes .mov files, even with the quality set to very high ("Go Nuts" it's called in VH.)

This morning I converted a 1.53GB .mov master to .mp4 which ended up 87.1 MB, and played it on a Windows XP Home machine. The master file can be used to make many other conversions, through VH or Compressor without tying up FCP while doing so - a major benefit for those of us not using FCP 7.


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Craig Seeman
Re: Showing EX1 footage on a Windows systems
on Aug 11, 2009 at 4:17:35 am

Been gone for some months. Visual Hub is no more.
http://www.techspansion.com/



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