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Bob Perkerwicz
2.5 hr show - Compress from Pro Res - to what codec for Intranet playback???
on Jan 26, 2012 at 10:55:57 pm

LOOKING FOR SUGGESTIONS...
I have a 2 hour 40 min video I need to compress that will play back on a intranet.
The final video can be split into multiple segments no greater than 300mb per segment.

I can scale the video to half size, the Source is 720x486 Pro-Res 422 16 bit Audio

The codec options are:
.WMV
.AVI
.MPG
.MP4
.MOV
.FLV
.M4V

I work on a Mac and prefer not to use .WMV or .AVI.

Using:
Mac OS 10.6.8
Final Cut Pro 7.0.3
Compressor 3.5.3
I also have access to Episode Pro 5.3.2 and Squeeze 6.5

I had 3 small edits needed to the raw 2 hr 40 min show (in Final Cut Pro)

I thought I would export the edited program out of FCP as ProRes 422 for my final source file.
Then...
I was thinking I would use Compressor (or other software) to export a half size (360x243)
file using h.264 compression.

Then... use FCP or QuickTime Pro to cut and save the segments, each segment has to be under 300mb. After compression, possibly end up with about 5-10 segments. Would this work? Is there a better way?

Any suggestions in methods or codecs would be appreciated.
Thanks!


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Jeff Greenberg
Re: 2.5 hr show - Compress from Pro Res - to what codec for Intranet playback???
on Feb 28, 2012 at 4:17:08 pm

Pick any tool you prefer. h.264 at 1/4 res (do 320x240 and crop off the 3 lines)

Run the compression at 500kbs (video and audio.) It should look decent. 2 pass VBR
You can break it into hour segments - so 3 segments.

Best,

Jeff G


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