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Amy Tobey
HD Quicktime Export Time is so long
on Apr 26, 2012 at 4:11:51 pm

I'm currently exporting an HD sequence in Avid Media Composer 5.5 on a Mac. My sequence is 6 minutes but takes over an hour and half to export this HD quicktime. Is there anyway to speed up this process without losing quality? Thanks

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Stacy Lincoln
Re: HD Quicktime Export Time is so long
on Apr 26, 2012 at 4:24:29 pm

HD takes a long time...especially if you're using the Animation preset. That's HD. Forget the days of fast SD export. When you get your file to the desktop (which is what I do), you can open it and re-export this large beautiful file in Quicktime pro as an H264.
(Go under File/export when you open the file)
This will also take a while...but it will be significantly smaller.
You can export H264 straight out of AVID as well. But, I don't always find the quality as good.
You an also export a reference file and squeeze this in a program like Sorenson. Reference files are fast. But sometimes Sorenson doesn't like them in the squeezing process...especially long form.
Hope this helps. Just remember, HD will take a much longer time to export. We charge our clients for the time.

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