I have just been handed a short film (30 min?) to cut/grade/everything. It's been shot in (mostly) MP4. Considering it's going to need a lot of effects and CGI, I felt it would be advantageous to convert the whole thing to Pro Res (or DNxHD) before I start.
Here's the catch. I have spent well over a week searching for a free, or economical, converter program. Most of the $27 ones finish up around $105-110 in these corona days and I baulk at that for one (free) job. I tried Handbrake, but it's extremely slow and a bit cumbersome. I also worry a bit about the quality of some. Needs to be 1920 -1080HD.
At last, my question: Does anyone know of a good quality, free or not expensive conversion app? I shall be very grateful for any advice.
Hi Sreekumar. Thank you so much for your prompt reply. And thank you also for providing just what I have been looking for! Here I imagined I was a good manual reader, but I completely missed this. Just as well others are more careful.
You have saved me a lot of time and an amount of money. Thank you again. May I wish you all the best in these uncertain times.
I was guided to Media Spot by other contributors to this web site. It has been very stable and reliable. I have also had a great deal of help as I was wrestling with video problems from a camera that was causing problems. So I have nothing but praise for them. I was working principally with ProRes as it seemed to be the most stable and reliable way to go. https://audiospot.audio/audiospot-creativetools