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bruno silva
Client requesting these settings..help!
on Oct 22, 2009 at 3:08:59 pm

I am compressing a commercial for a client. they request the following

"The spot is currently 960 frames but needs to be either 450, 900, 1350, 1800, 2250, 2700, 3600 frames. Also the video bit rate is 4.7 Mbps and it needs to be 6 Mbps."

How do I get those settings in Compressor? It needs to be quicktime mov


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Daniel Low
Re: Client requesting these settings..help!
on Oct 22, 2009 at 3:34:09 pm

[bruno silva] "The spot is currently 960 frames but needs to be either 450, 900, 1350, 1800, 2250, 2700, 3600 frames."

?? if it's 860 frames long, then it's 960 frame long! You can't add and if you deleted 60 frames then you content would either start at the wrong place or finish too early.
You can change the number of frames per second but that's best avoided.

[bruno silva] "the video bit rate is 4.7 Mbps and it needs to be 6 Mbps"

Erm, change the video bitrate to 6Mb/s!?, if you don't know how to do that then you really need to refer to the 'getting started' guide.


[bruno silva] "It needs to be quicktime mov"

What kind of Quicktime mov? In other words, what codec?

Sorry to be brutal, but if you are doing this kind of work for clients you should really know this very very basic stuff.



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bruno silva
Re: Client requesting these settings..help!
on Oct 22, 2009 at 4:09:08 pm

So for the frames part, thats actually physical frames. so I may be able to add slug to the front and back of the spot.

as far as bit rate. I set it to 6000 in the video settings after applying the h264 compression type so Im not sure where the error is

Quicktime mov i was using the DV/NTSC codec but I couldn't change the bit rate using that one, so I am using h264 which is fine.


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Daniel Low
Re: Client requesting these settings..help!
on Oct 22, 2009 at 4:25:39 pm

[bruno silva] "So for the frames part, thats actually physical frames. so I may be able to add slug to the front and back of the spot. "

That's one solution.

[bruno silva] "as far as bit rate. I set it to 6000 in the video settings after applying the h264 compression type so Im not sure where the error is "

It maybe that the H.264 codec couldn't actually use up all of the 6Mb/s, you can't force it to be 6Mb/s if it doesn't need that much data per second.

[bruno silva] "Quicktime mov i was using the DV/NTSC codec but I couldn't change the bit rate using that one, so I am using h264 which is fine.
"


DV is fixed at 25, 50 or 100Mb/s. You can't change that.


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"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance."
Steve Ballmer To USA Today: 30 April 2007

"We and Apple are neck and neck and we're chasing the two
other players,"
Steve Ballmer, referring to Nokia and Research in Motion. October 6th 2009


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bruno silva
Re: Client requesting these settings..help!
on Oct 22, 2009 at 4:31:48 pm

so what codec would you suggest to run at 6 mbps? Right now its only running at 4.7 mbps according to the client.

excellent help btw.


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Daniel Low
Re: Client requesting these settings..help!
on Oct 22, 2009 at 4:49:58 pm

[bruno silva] "so what codec would you suggest to run at 6 mbps? Right now its only running at 4.7 mbps according to the client. "

That's kind of the wrong way of going about this.

The client has specified how many frames they want.

The client has specified what the datarate should be

The client should also be specifying what codec and format they need.

It's best to ask them to make 100% sure, otherwise you could waste a lot of time faffing about.



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"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance."
Steve Ballmer To USA Today: 30 April 2007

"We and Apple are neck and neck and we're chasing the two
other players,"
Steve Ballmer, referring to Nokia and Research in Motion. October 6th 2009


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bruno silva
Re: Client requesting these settings..help!
on Oct 22, 2009 at 5:12:06 pm

thanks, i really appreciate your help. Im an assistant editor in NY, the head editors are out this week, im trying to hold down the fort.
thanks again.


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