I have FCP 6.06, compressor and Telestream episode.
I have a question about workflow, I have had a few problems with the window insert for episode and it failing to recognise changes i make in it. I have to resize all my work from 1080 to a 640x480 window. some i letterbox some i crop.
My general encoding question is..
Is it better to make a QT movie of your project then take that directly into compressor or episode?
what are the advantages and disadvantages in terms of time, and quality?
I always export a QT at current settings (I like self-contained vs. ref) and bring that into Compressor (or other encoder). Over the years there have been different reasons to do that. My main reason is Compressor can use all 8 cores that way.
MacPro 8-core 2.8GHz 8 GB RAM OS 10.5.8 QT7.6.4 Kona 3 Dual Cinema 23 ATI Radeon HD 3870, 24" TV-Logic Monitor, ATTO ExpressSAS R380 RAID Adapter, PDE enclosure with 8-drive 6TB RAID 5
FCS 3 (FCP 7.0.1, Motion 4.0.1, Comp 3.5.1, DVDSP 4.2.2, Color 1.5.1)
Pro Tools HD w SYNC IO & 192 Digital I/O, Yamaha DM1000, Millennia Media HV-3C, Neumann U87, Schoeps Mk41 mics, Genelec Monitors, PrimaLT ISDN