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Scott Sniffen
Flip files in FC
on Nov 9, 2009 at 12:05:56 am

I have a bunch of Flip files I need to use in a SD timeline. I understand Flip files are not great in FC. I want to convert them all. Is there a way in Compressor to just bring them all in, apply the correct file output specs and do that in one stroke as opposed to exporting each file one at a time? And is there preferred file type to export to?

Thanks,
Scott Sniffen


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: Flip files in FC
on Nov 9, 2009 at 3:57:52 am

If Compressor sees them OK, then I'd use ProRes 422 as the codec. If there's a lot of fast movement like sports or car racing shots, then use the HQ setting, and don't change the frame sizes from the originals.

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John Fishback
Re: Flip files in FC
on Nov 10, 2009 at 4:24:47 pm

Jerry's suggestion of ProRes is a good one. I've done the conversion from Flip to ProRes a number of times very successfully. Be sure to turn on Frame Controls in Compressor's Inspector and choose the highest quality settings. This kind of encode can take a while, but the results are worth it.

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