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Getting back into compression again need advice, and can a wmv file ever become a mov file?
Getting back into compression again need advice, and can a wmv file ever become a mov file?
by Todd George on May 6, 2005 at 8:34:57 pm

Hello all

just landed a new job at a university in Ohio, my background is corporate video and I had some experience in making mpeg1 files through cleaner 5x for use in power point presentations

I need some advice on good reading material for compression is codec central stilla website?

also I have a wmv file from the women's basketball team that I wanted to convert to an mov file so that I could get it into either fcp4.5 or dvdsp3 ultimately it needs to go onto a dvd any advice

thanks

Todd George

Mac PowerbookG4 (1.5mhz with 1 gig o ram) and Powermac G5 (1.8ghz with 1.5gigs o ram)
fcp4.5
motion 1x
dvdsp3
cleaner6x
lightwave8x



Re: Getting back into compression again need advice, and can a wmv file ever become a mov file?
by Ben Waggoner on May 6, 2005 at 11:21:12 pm

Compression Master 3.1 can do .MOV to .WMV. It's the most flexible encoding tool on the Mac today.

The other good solution is Sorenson Squeeze, which focuses on ease of use.

Unfortunately, Autodesk appears not to have done any engineering on Cleaner for nearly two years. It hasn't been officially cancelled, but there haven't been any signs of life either.


My Book: http://www.benwaggoner.com/books.htm
Squeeze and ProCoder tutorials: http://www.classondemand.net/benwaggoner/
Compression Class at Stanford: http://www.digitalmediaacademy.org/compression.html


Re: Getting back into compression again need advice, and can a wmv file ever become a mov file?
by Craig Seeman on May 6, 2005 at 11:32:15 pm

Flip4Mac Studio can go from MOV to WMV and WMV to MOV. The WMV encoder plug in can be used in QuickTimePro, Cleaner, Sorenson Squeeze 4.1 (as well as Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iMovie).
Flip4Mac


Re: Getting back into compression again need advice, and can a wmv file ever become a mov file?
by Charles Simonson on May 7, 2005 at 3:47:00 am

Todd, welcome back! ;-) The F4M Player plugin will also allow you to do straight WMV imports into FCP. Of course, you will have to render it once you do to whatever timeline codec you're working in, but it is a rather simple solution.





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