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Graeme Duane
Quick compression...
on Sep 16, 2008 at 10:25:06 am

Help..!

We have numerous Final Cut suites producing ProRes sequences that need to be compressed down to any small Quicktime for script writing purposes.

This process is causing havoc, as the 56 min Prores timelines take hours to compress to a little motion jpeg or such like. This jams up the suites, and if we outsource this task to a node, it takes even longer.

Is there any quicker way of doing this? A hardware encoder, anything like that? The cheaper the better, the clip just acts as a visual reference for the writer....

Thanks


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Daniel Low
Re: Quick compression...
on Sep 16, 2008 at 10:42:32 am

It might not make too much difference but you'll probably find using the H.263 (not H.264) codec quite a bit faster.

Other solutions (realtime and faster) are out there, depends on your budget..

Let us know how you get on.



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Graeme Duane
Re: Quick compression...
on Sep 16, 2008 at 12:18:12 pm

Hmm, yes, been there, done that. We're looking for something that can turn around in an hour or two. We've even considered dumping to an HDV deck via SDI and capturing that onto another machine...

We have to do this with two shows every week, so it a regular headache...

f900/HVX


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Daniel Low
Re: Quick compression...
on Sep 16, 2008 at 1:17:32 pm

Have you thought of something like this:?

http://www.elgato.com/elgato/int/mainmenu/products/Accessories/Turbo264/pro...




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Graeme Duane
Re: Quick compression...
on Sep 17, 2008 at 7:26:58 am

That's what I was looking for. I'll give it a whirl.

Thanks

f900/HVX


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Kris A. Wotipka
Re: Quick compression...
on Sep 18, 2008 at 3:38:43 pm

"Have you thought of something like this:?

http://www.elgato.com/elgato/int/mainmenu/products/Accessories/Turbo264/pro...


Let us know how this works. I have been looking at this for a while.

kw




kris@wotipka.com
Image maker


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Daniel Low
Re: Quick compression...
on Sep 18, 2008 at 4:19:23 pm

Considering it's only $100 and has received a whole bunch of awards and some great reviews, I'd say it's a complete no-brainer!

http://www.elgato.com/elgato/int/mainmenu/news/media-coverage.en.html






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