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Elizabeth Czyzewski
DVCProHD - Frame Size Issue
on Jul 6, 2011 at 9:36:36 pm

We received specs from the company that's doing our sound mix. They'd like a DVCProHD, 960x540 Quicktime. Our workflow for such turnover is: output from the Avid that is captured into FCP (specs below) and use Compressor to create different compressions/watermarks for distribution to our vendors. I created a Compressor setting matching the company's specs, but Compressor always gives me a DVCProHD 1280x1080 (though in the normal and actual size lines of the info it says 1920x1080). I assume this is possible, as these are their specs they give to everyone, but I don't know how to make it work.

MAC 10.6.7
Compressor 3.5.3
Source Codec: Photo-JPEG, 1920x1080
Destination Codec: DVCProHD, 960x540

Quicktime is to match vendor specs for Mix Stage

Thank you!

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Jeff Greenberg
Re: DVCProHD - Frame Size Issue
on Jul 12, 2011 at 6:39:08 pm

It's really odd; DVCProHD is really meant for 1280x1080 and only that.

My guess is that compressor is sensing DVCProHD and ignoring any setting. I just tried it in QuickTime directly and it did what you said. I'd ask them what software they're using to make 960x540 DVCProHD files.

I haven't got the time today to check this in Episode or Squeeze (but you may have a copy of squeeze that came with your avid.)


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