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Derek Tow
DVCPRO HD 720p Export Settings for Compressor
on Mar 29, 2010 at 4:26:21 pm

Hey there... I've searched for this on the forum but didn't really find the answer - though I'm sure it's an old issue.

I am working in a DVCPRO HD timeline that is 960x720. When I send it to Compressor - I've had to manually change the pixel aspect ratio to 1280x720 square pixel to get back to widescreen.

Is there a better way to do this? Am I missing something?

Thanks!


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Chris Borjis
Re: DVCPRO HD 720p Export Settings for Compressor
on Mar 29, 2010 at 5:10:44 pm


Derek what is it you are trying to do with compressor?

is this for a dvd?



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Derek Tow
Re: DVCPRO HD 720p Export Settings for Compressor
on Mar 29, 2010 at 5:24:57 pm

I am needing a high res HD QT file to hand off to clients.

I will also burn it to SD DVD letterboxed.



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Shane Ross
Re: DVCPRO HD 720p Export Settings for Compressor
on Mar 29, 2010 at 5:37:26 pm

What are you compressing them TO? What CODEC? High res HD files tells us nothing. Your clients, unless they have FCP, or a DVCPRO HD decoder, will not be able to see the native DVCPRO HD files. And if you are converting to another format, then that format SHOULD allow for the proper dimensions.

What is the purpose of the exports? What codec? SPECIFICS please.



Shane



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Derek Tow
Re: DVCPRO HD 720p Export Settings for Compressor
on Mar 29, 2010 at 5:55:22 pm

I am using the QT H.264 codec. When I use standard Compressor QT H.264 settings, it gives me a 960x720 aspect ratio QT file.

My work around - manually changing settings to 1280x720 square works but is there a better way?

Thanks!


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Shane Ross
Re: DVCPRO HD 720p Export Settings for Compressor
on Mar 29, 2010 at 5:56:32 pm

Do that once. Save it as a custom setting. Then apply that custom setting to the other clips.



Shane



GETTING ORGANIZED WITH FINAL CUT PRO DVD...don't miss it.
Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def


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Derek Tow
Re: DVCPRO HD 720p Export Settings for Compressor
on Mar 29, 2010 at 6:03:51 pm

That works but the processing out of Compressor takes four+ hours for a nine minute video. Using standard settings it only takes about 45 min. I was hoping there was a faster workflow than this work around.

Thanks for any advice - outside of buying a faster box.

MAC PowerMac7,3
OSX 10.4
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Derek Tow
Re: DVCPRO HD 720p Export Settings for Compressor
on Mar 29, 2010 at 6:10:04 pm

Another option I tried was to nest the 960x720 sequence into a 1280x720 sequence in FCP before exporting. This worked but again - render time was four+ hours.

It seems to me that there is an unnecessary step I am taking somewhere...

Derek


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Ernie Santella
Re: DVCPRO HD 720p Export Settings for Compressor
on Mar 29, 2010 at 6:11:14 pm

You can export right out of FCP to H.264. Just use 'Export-Using Quicktime Conversion' under File. Then, select your quality/frame size/frame rate etc. I do this all the time and it looks excellent.


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Chadwick Shoults
Re: DVCPRO HD 720p Export Settings for Compressor
on Mar 30, 2010 at 6:29:13 pm

Make sure your frame controls tab setting is off in compressor as well.



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