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Robert Fowler
FCPro using QT export componant to create an AVI file to move to PC
on Sep 22, 2012 at 4:56:54 pm

I need a workflow that allows me to create high quality standard def Window Media Video (.WMV) files from Final Cut Pro 7. I record meetings which can go from 1 to 4 hours.

I've just wasted a few days with Flip4Mac. Their $49 version is horribly crippled and limited to a handful of low quality presets. After that experience, I'm not prepared to spend another $179 for encoding that is free on the PC.

The free Windows Media Encoder (also knows as the silverlight encoder) available from Microsoft is great but it only accepts a handful of video formats. AVI is the best choice there.

The problem is converting to AVI. If I take the QT DV file to the PC and convert to AVI there, the file quality suffers horribly due to Apples crappy version of QT on the PC. If I try to export to AVI on the Mac using the QT export component (or Compressor) I get an AVI file that is somehow broken - on playback there's an error about the index file being missing.

I realize most of you aren't messing with Standard Def anymore but if someone knows a workaround for this problem, I sure would appreciate it.


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Rafael Amador
Re: FCPro using QT export componant to create an AVI file to move to PC
on Sep 23, 2012 at 2:31:12 am

If your stuff is DV, open the files with MPGStreamclip and "Save as..AVI".
Is very fast operation because its only rewrap the Video and Audio without reprocessing.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Robert Fowler
Re: FCPro using QT export componant to create an AVI file to move to PC
on Sep 26, 2012 at 4:29:39 pm

I was not aware of this program. I'll give it a try. Thanks!!!


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Aeolan Kelly
Re: FCPro using QT export componant to create an AVI file to move to PC
on Sep 23, 2012 at 5:10:02 am

Have you tried DivX for creating your .avi files? They have a free download you can try to make sure it fits your workflow before you cough up all the cash.

http://www.divx.com/en/software/mac/pro

They do have a caveat-- ending some support for the software at the end of this month, which isn't great timing. However, they did say they were going to still do patches, etc.

They have a tutorial on how to use it with FCP here:
http://rovicorp.force.com/Show_DivxB2C_Article?id=kA540000000CaUn&language=...


Hope this helps!




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