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John Davidson
Mavericks - Animation Codec renders are jumpy
on Nov 5, 2013 at 12:21:48 am

Has anybody noticed that if you render something with a 4444 Animation codec QT w/ Alpha that the final render is jumpy? Elements of the render are bouncing briefly - and it's super weird.

Converting the Animation codec to Prores4444 - it rendered perfectly.

This is really nasty and could be a huge problem for creative cloud teams on PC's that can't render to prores, but need to share to macs. Can anyone else recreate this?

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Mavericks - Animation Codec renders are jumpy
on Nov 5, 2013 at 1:51:37 am

Do you have the most recent update for AE? They say it fixes problems with the new Mac OS.

Although I'm of the mind that if you don't absolutely, positively need a new OS, it's best to let someone else be on the bleeding edge and go through all the grief for you.

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


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John Davidson
Re: Mavericks - Animation Codec renders are jumpy
on Nov 5, 2013 at 1:58:32 am

We're thinking this is more a core issue in how Mavericks handles older QT media. It's surprisingly gnarly. The process of having to convert a EVERY QT to a more mavericks friendly codec is terrible.

[Dave LaRonde] "Although I'm of the mind that if you don't absolutely, positively need a new OS, it's best to let someone else be on the bleeding edge and go through all the grief for you.
"


Anyone who buys a mac now has no choice.

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Mavericks - Animation Codec renders are jumpy
on Nov 5, 2013 at 2:37:47 am

I haven't heard of anyone else having this kind of fundamental QT issue.

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


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Andrew Richards
Re: Mavericks - Animation Codec renders are jumpy
on Nov 11, 2013 at 5:42:53 pm

[John Davidson] "We're thinking this is more a core issue in how Mavericks handles older QT media. It's surprisingly gnarly. The process of having to convert a EVERY QT to a more mavericks friendly codec is terrible. "

Apple deprecated all of the legacy QuickTime API in Mavericks, and that unfortunately includes support for a long list of legacy codecs including Animation. Here is a complete list of what legacy QuickTime-friendly codecs are not supported in AVFoundation (taken from this WWDC13 slide deck):

Cinepak (“Compact Video”)
Animation (“RLE” )
Video (“Road Pizza”)
Graphics (“SMC”)
Sorenson Video
Sorenson Video 3
Motion JPEG A
Motion JPEG B
H.261
Windows RAW
Microsoft Video 1
Pixlet
MACE 3:1
MACE 6:1
QDesign Audio
QDesign Audio 2
1-bit Indexed-Color RGB
2-bit Indexed-Color RGB
4-bit Indexed-Color RGB
8-bit Indexed-Color RGB
16-bit Direct-Color RGB
1-bit Grayscale
2-bit Grayscale
4-bit Grayscale
SGI
MacPaint
BMP
FLC
FlashPix
JPEG 2000
PDF
Photo CD
PNG
TGA
TIFF
Blit Codec

Several of those are handled by other frameworks in OS X (like PDF, PNG, BMP, and TIFF), but this list is what QuickTime's replacement (AVFoundation) will not handle.

Best,
Andy


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John Davidson
Re: Mavericks - Animation Codec renders are jumpy
on Nov 11, 2013 at 5:57:40 pm

Thanks for that list. Looks like we'll be running Compressor in overdrive this week to convert everything.

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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Tero Ahlfors
Re: Mavericks - Animation Codec renders are jumpy
on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:09:13 am

Do you have a fast enough disk to run the nearly uncompressed file or does the animation itself have glitches when rendered out?


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