FORUMS: list search recent posts

Best non-compressed codec (PRO-RES or DNXHD or...) for 4K export from Vegas 14?

COW Forums : VEGAS Pro

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Ben Gareb
Best non-compressed codec (PRO-RES or DNXHD or...) for 4K export from Vegas 14?
on Mar 5, 2017 at 8:47:54 am

Magix ProRes MOV files won't load in After Effects. I don't seem to be able to figure out how to use the Avid codec.

This guide doesn't seem to work any longer: http://johnrofrano.com/training/video-tutorials/avid-dnxhd-template-for-veg...

What are people using as a 4K go-between?


Return to posts index

Ole Kristiansen
Re: Best non-compressed codec (PRO-RES or DNXHD or...) for 4K export from Vegas 14?
on Mar 5, 2017 at 10:17:08 am

Hi Ben

Magix ProRes mov works fine in After Effects CC 2015!

Avid codec, you need to download and install Avid DNxHR codec and restart your computer before it works in Vegas Pro 14 !


Return to posts index

Ben Gareb
Re: Best non-compressed codec (PRO-RES or DNXHD or...) for 4K export from Vegas 14?
on Mar 5, 2017 at 10:38:27 am

Hmm. I'll try in 2017, but 2014 (my preferred because 2015 and 2017 seem buggy as hell still) rejects the Magix ProRes every time.

Also, I have restarted, but the MOV container options in Vegas 14 are Intel or Magix and neither gives me the option to switch to the Avid codec (or any other codec). How do I trigger that?


Return to posts index


Ole Kristiansen
Re: Best non-compressed codec (PRO-RES or DNXHD or...) for 4K export from Vegas 14?
on Mar 5, 2017 at 11:08:53 am



Return to posts index

Ben Gareb
Re: Best non-compressed codec (PRO-RES or DNXHD or...) for 4K export from Vegas 14?
on Mar 5, 2017 at 12:57:34 pm

So you have to have the full, super insecure Quicktime codec installed to use it?

That makes it kind of a really terrible go-between now that Quicktime isn't supported by Apple, right?


Return to posts index

Ole Kristiansen
Re: Best non-compressed codec (PRO-RES or DNXHD or...) for 4K export from Vegas 14?
on Mar 5, 2017 at 1:21:28 pm

1. Yes

2. .mov is not the best choice if you are using a Windows computer and Vegas! Install GoPro Studio and then use Cineform.avi


Return to posts index


Ben Gareb
Re: Best non-compressed codec (PRO-RES or DNXHD or...) for 4K export from Vegas 14?
on Mar 5, 2017 at 1:47:20 pm

Ahh, thank you. I have nightmares of Cineform. I wish there was another way to get Vegas to switch up the codec used for the .mov container.

Does Magix ProRes require Quicktime to be fully installed as well? That may be why AE isn't picking it up.


Return to posts index

Aaron Star
Re: Best non-compressed codec (PRO-RES or DNXHD or...) for 4K export from Vegas 14?
on Mar 5, 2017 at 6:06:43 pm

"Best non-compressed codec (PRO-RES or DNXHD" both of which are compressed, along with the Cineform suggestion.

The best uncompressed codec in Vegas is EXR. If you are doing short AE animations, compositing, and transitions. Why not use image sequences the way the pros do? You can use PNG too, if exr is to alien.


Return to posts index

Ben Gareb
Re: Best non-compressed codec (PRO-RES or DNXHD or...) for 4K export from Vegas 14?
on Mar 6, 2017 at 1:02:10 pm

I mean, I guess I just only know what I know. I'm not afraid of anything hahaha.

I just want a good solution that isn't h.264.


Return to posts index


John Rofrano
Re: Best non-compressed codec (PRO-RES or DNXHD or...) for 4K export from Vegas 14?
on Mar 7, 2017 at 1:47:06 am

[Ben Gareb] "Does Magix ProRes require Quicktime to be fully installed as well?"
No it does not. MAGIX Vegas Pro 14 has native ProRes support.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasstsoftware.com



Return to posts index

John Rofrano
Re: Best non-compressed codec (PRO-RES or DNXHD or...) for 4K export from Vegas 14?
on Mar 7, 2017 at 1:57:31 am

[Ben Gareb] "So you have to have the full, super insecure Quicktime codec installed to use it? "
I wouldn't call it "super insecure" because there is no security problem with the codecs themselves. It was only the QuickTime Player that has a security vulnerability that requires you download a specially created file from a malicious web site in order for it to affect you. There have been no reports of anyone exploiting this vulnerability so it is purely theoretical and completely avoidable by not using the QuickTime Player browser extension (which most people don't use anyway).

I wouldn't loose any sleep over it. There are 255 known security vulnerabilities and counting in Windows 10 and Microsoft keeps finding and patching more every month and it doesn't stop anyone from using Windows 10.

Compared to Windows 10... QuickTime is like Fort Knox!

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasstsoftware.com



Return to posts index

John Rofrano
Re: Best non-compressed codec (PRO-RES or DNXHD or...) for 4K export from Vegas 14?
on Mar 7, 2017 at 1:45:56 am

[Ben Gareb] "This guide doesn't seem to work any longer: http://johnrofrano.com/training/video-tutorials/avid-dnxhd-template-for-veg....."
It does if you have QuickTime installed. Of course, it won't if you don't because movies made with QuickTime codecs need to have QuickTime installed.

It sounds like you don't have QuickTime installed which its why After Effects can't read your QuickTime files.

MAGIX Vegas Pro has a built-in ProRes encoder/decoder but it only works inside of Vegas Pro. For other programs that don't have native QuickTime decoders, you need to have QuickTime installed.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasstsoftware.com



Return to posts index


Ben Gareb
Re: Best non-compressed codec (PRO-RES or DNXHD or...) for 4K export from Vegas 14?
on Mar 7, 2017 at 1:49:45 am

Yeah, I had installed Quicktime, but I did a custom install and only installed Essentials after reading that exposure to some of the issues with a non-updated Quicktime was mitigated by leaving out some of the additional pieces. Turns out you need Quicktime Essentials and Quicktime Player, but can skip the Optional Quicktime Features (browser plugins) and it works in Vegas.

Thanks for all of your help.


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]