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Timothy Handford
Best way to get a video file from FCP to handbrake for custom compression?
on Nov 17, 2010 at 5:48:19 pm

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 Handbrake doesn't work with Pro Res, so I used the encoder "Super" which gets the job done but without a great result, probably also because I'm less use to it. The thing is I don't use nor have Final Cut and therefore don't know what other format I can recommend to my client so that it renders a video file I can use in Handbrake to transcode.
Could you recommend the best video file format in which should be compressed the video file out of FCP so that I can make my own transcode in Handbrake?
Thank you so much for your help!


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Daniel Low
Re: Best way to get a video file from FCP to handbrake for custom compression?
on Nov 18, 2010 at 12:14:02 am

Why not use the x264 Quicktime component instead?

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/video/x264encoder.html

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Timothy Handford
Re: Best way to get a video file from FCP to handbrake for custom compression?
on Nov 18, 2010 at 9:19:10 am

Yes thought of this solution, but it is ok to go from this x264 file to create the other files I need (quality wise)?
In any case I need to make the final distribution files myself. I guess can ask for a high quality x264 file and start from there, like(for an SD video) start from 720x576 >3mbits file; what do you think?
Thank you for your feedback!


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Keith Pratt
Re: Best way to get a video file from FCP to handbrake for custom compression?
on Nov 19, 2010 at 11:37:04 pm

I think Daniel meant for you to use the x264Encoder component on the ProRes file you've been sent. If you don't have Quicktime Pro you can use it via MPEG Streamclip.


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