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Jeff Newton
Codec not found...Need help please.
on Apr 20, 2010 at 3:50:35 am

Hello, I am working on a behind the scenes video for my studio and am running into a rendering issue that I am requesting help with.

We are editing together two separate formats that have been run through Compressor to match them up but they are still not playing nice.

The timeline is set at 30fps (but has also been tested at 29.97 and 23.976)

List of footage that has been imported:
1. Multiple screen captures of our monitors in the studio captured at 852x480. (No audio captured)
Time lapse videos captured from a DSLR camera then input into Quicktime and converted to an image sequence @ 10fps.
An AIFF audio file.

We then ran all of the files through Compressor and converted everything to Apple ProRes HQ at 30fps. (Again, multiple frame rates tested to the same affect)

We even cropped (in Compressor) the Quicktime image sequence to the same 852x480 ratio.

When we place everything in the timeline and begin to edit it is fine. It is only when we need to render the footage together that we get the following pop up in FCP.
“Codec not found. You may be using a compression type without the corresponding hardware card”.

I have tried everything I can think of but to no avail. I have re-compressed and restarted this project four times now and am getting rather discouraged.

If someone else has run into this problem I would greatly appreciate any assistance in moving past this issue.

TWO ITEMS TO NOTE:
I’m not sure if this is important but we are speeding up the screen captures of us retouching in photoshop to 1200%.
The issue usually shows up when we place one ProRes file on top of the other and then try to resize them to show up side by side at the same time in the window.

We even purchased the upgrade to Final Cut Studio 3 and installed it today but still no progress.

Again, I appreciate any help. I definitely need it.

Jeff.





Jeff Newton
http://www.jeffnewton.com


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Codec not found...Need help please.
on Apr 20, 2010 at 4:04:38 am

You need a standard video size. Try an anamorphic SD timeline and let the footage scale and then render again.

Jeremy


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Jeff Newton
Re: Codec not found...Need help please.
on Apr 20, 2010 at 4:07:10 am

Thanks Jeremy. I will definitely try that.

Jeff Newton
http://www.jeffnewton.com


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Jeff Newton
Re: Codec not found...Need please.
on Apr 20, 2010 at 4:16:12 pm

Jeremy,

Hey man. Just wanted to say thanks. That worked perfect.

I appreciate the help, Jeff.

Jeff Newton
http://www.jeffnewton.com


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Codec not found...Need please.
on Apr 20, 2010 at 4:17:33 pm

[Jeff Newton] "I appreciate the help, Jeff. "

No worries. Next time (if you do this again), make the movies SD anamorphic and you won't have to render every time.

Jeremy


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Kevin Monahan
Re: Codec not found...Need please.
on Apr 20, 2010 at 5:07:35 pm

ProRes exhibits this behavior with non-standard frame sizes. I consider this a bug. We motion graphics guys love to use oversized comps, especially if it can carry an alpha channel. Currently, you can only do this with the Animation codec.

Kevin Monahan
60 Blu-ray Templates for Final Cut Studio 2009
http://www.fcpworld.com
Author - Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Pro


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