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Doug Jones
Converting DV/DVCPRO 50 clips to Apple Prores
on Oct 8, 2018 at 10:53:01 pm

Hi all:

I'm hoping some Finals Cut Pro genius can help me.

I have been uploading archival video clips to Shutterstock successfully for months. The codec of my clips is DV/DVCPRO 50. My Final Cut Pro is Studio 7

Suddenly this month Shutterstock quit accepting this codec. I cannot figure out how to convert my 720x480 clips to a codec they will accept. They listed about a dozen acceptable codecs, but most were Apple Prores 422 HQ or LT or 4444

When I try to export one of my 720x480 DV/DVCPRO 50 clips to any of the Apple Prores options, the export fails with an error message. Any suggestion how I might be able to convert/export these clips and continue my uploads with Shutterstock?

Shutterstock's "contributor care" department has been non-responsive. I am halfway through uploading 15,000 clips. 7,000 are uploaded and online and now I am stopped and cannot continue to upload the remaining 8,000 clips. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Regards,

Doug


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Converting DV/DVCPRO 50 clips to Apple Prores
on Oct 9, 2018 at 1:21:17 am

Apple Compressor should be able to do it, and in batches. As I recall, don't do any more than about 10 at a time or it goes south.

But it IS better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Doug Jones
Re: Converting DV/DVCPRO 50 clips to Apple Prores
on Oct 12, 2018 at 9:06:10 pm

Hi Dave:
Thanks for your suggestion on using compressor to get the convert DVPro50 to Apple ProresHQ. Unfortunately I have never used Compressor before and it is a pretty complex piece of software. I am at the stage where I have learned how to add the clips, I have created a Shutterstock ftp destination but when I try to submit it says One or more jobs do not have a source media file assigned - yet when I go to the top tabs, Job > source > file it shows the clips and I select them as the source, yet I still get the same error message. Any idea what I am doing wrong?
Doug


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Nick Meyers
Re: Converting DV/DVCPRO 50 clips to Apple Prores
on Oct 9, 2018 at 4:15:07 am

"the export fails with an error message"

what are you using to export?
i would suggest DaVinci Resolve.
it's free, and good at doing batch exports.
Mpeg Streamclip is also free, and good at batches.


nick


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Mark Suszko
Re: Converting DV/DVCPRO 50 clips to Apple Prores
on Oct 9, 2018 at 3:35:13 pm

To add to the good suggestions here, FFmpeg now has a GUI front end; for a few bucks, it will replace mpeg streamclip in cases where your OS upgrade kills that app. But I'd first go with batch converts in Compressor, if you already have that.


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