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Chris Blair
Great Transcoding, Rewrap, Intermediate file tool for Editing Prep
on Jan 25, 2013 at 4:39:02 am

I used to post a lot (although not in this forum) but not so much lately. But I found a wonderful software utility that needs to be shared. It's a Windows based tool that can transcode many pro camera formats/codecs to professional intermediate formats for editing...as well as simply rewrap files to mp4 files for editing, grading etc.

It's called AWPro and it has a professional, simple to use interface...and can transcode .mts, .mov, .m2t, .m2ts, .mp4 & .mxf to .mov, .mp4, or .mxf intermediates. It will also create proxy files simultaneously, correctly move metadata as it transcodes etc.

It will convert to ProRes, Avid DNxHD, MXF, XDcam, DVCPro and high-quality MJPEG at 220Mb/sec, which looks great and plays back better than 220Mb DNxHD inside editing apps (at least in my tests).

It's the Windows answer to the Mac based ClipWrap..only it's much better...both in terms of functionality, appearance and speed. It'll also do batch conversions of folders, or you can load individual files from multiple folders.

I'm not shilling for the app either as it's FREE...although the developer does have a paid server version that will transcode across multiple machines. But even that is cheap...something like $25.

It's just too good a tool to not shout about...especially if you deal with various camera formats from different shooters, or use different cameras on projects.

Here's the link...enjoy...it's a great program...never once crashed on me or locked up and I've used it to transcode thousands of clips.

http://hdcinematics.com/NewWeb/tools.html

Chris Blair
Magnetic Image, Inc.
Evansville, IN
http://www.videomi.com
Read our blog http://www.videomi.com/blog


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