I having a bit of trouble exporting a 60 sec spot I cut for a client. After following all of Google's guidelines they keep telling me the bitrate is too low. They require 6Mbps & I'm restricting my data rate to 6000 kbps as they advised. See my export, sequence settings(DV NTSC 48khz)below. Btw, I'm using FCP 5.0 without compressor.
Upper/Top/Odd field first
Codec: AVC H.264 (Main Profile 3.0), MPEG-2 (Main Profile @ Main Level), Uncompressed/RAW (except V210/10-bit), DVVIDEO
Bitrate: At least 6Mbps (CBR).
Luma should occupy full spectrum between NTSC standard 7.5 IRE black and white level at 100 IRE
If you use multi pass variable bit rate, the data rate will be below 6Mbps. The google specs says 6Mbps CBR which means constant bit rate. Nothing wrong with using VBR but increase the maximum so that the average is around 6Mbps.
Also the audio specs are asking for mpeg audio, not uncompressed which is what you are using. Without Compressor and using an old version of FCP, you may not be able to do that. It may not matter, but I am noting differences between the spec and your settings.
Thanks for the quick response. Yeah, I thought I might run into trouble using an older ver (FCP 5.0 Academic). Compressor will not install correctly. I keep getting the "unable to connect to background process" error. I've tried a few posted fixes & no dice. I've tried bumping up the data rate, but still get a rate of 5.50mbps. I'll re-examine the audio. Very frustrating.
Thanks, you guys are awesome! I had posted this same problem on the Apple discussion boards days ago with no responses. Yeah, I had read through their guidelines & saw that they like to see files closer to 12mbps, but minimum of 6mbps. So, I spit out a file that was over 10mbps & I'm currently awaiting approval. Btw, do you guys know of a way to get Compressor work on a G5 machine using FCP 5.0 Academic?