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Dan Newton
on Oct 11, 2009 at 6:41:29 pm


I have two urgent questions which I need help in:-

1. I have been asked to convert a MOV to a mpeg 2
now the program I normally use is Sorenson Squeeze and Final Cut Studio Compressor ---
but I normally use Squeeze to do mainly mpeg One CONVERSIONS

I am not sure how to do a mpeg 2 conversion

here are the requirements:-

format: mpeg 2
width : 720
height: 480
crop to center: - 1.333:1
Padding: None
frame rate: 30 FPS
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
field dominance: automatic
average daTA RATE: 5 (MBPS)

Could you tell me the steps I would need to do --- to do something like this

2. I have a video (quicktime mov) which is a Pal format: 720 x 576
they have asked me to give it in a ntsc format -- both as 4:3 and 16:9
in NTSC format .
how would i do this if I was to export it as a quicktime movie as a 4:3 and 16:9 ---
please help
what settings would I set to make it in a ntsc format


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John Fishback
Re: conversion
on Oct 11, 2009 at 9:34:40 pm

Going from PAL to NTSC is more complicated than changing from mov to mpeg-2. I've always used the Natress standards conversion software. I believe Compressor can do standards conversion, but I've never tried it, and I've read it's not as good as Nattress. Once you have the NTSC 4x3 mov you'll have to drop it in a 16x9 timeline and then zoom in to fill the frame. Doing this will cause the image to soften. I'd do the initial conversion to ProRes.


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