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Andy TaplinRunning QuikTime 7 seems to cause problems...
by on May 13, 2005 at 4:54:30 pm

...with Cleaner and Squeeze (and possibly other compression software). Basically as soon as you try and encode a M100 QT movie both Cleaner and Squeeze crash.

I reinsalled QT 6.5 and all is now well again.


Anyone know what the problem is?

Andy


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Chad ValkRe: Running QuikTime 7 seems to cause problems...
by on May 13, 2005 at 6:26:49 pm

Andy,
Read the Pro Apps Hub and you'll get the summary. Basically Apple has a knowledge base article up saying that Cleaner 6 has some problems with h.264 in QT 7. Not surprising as Discreet seems to have idled Cleaner development to a halt.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301495

I had not heard about a Sorenson problem. This is the first I have seen of it surfacing. Right now you are on of the brave souls that attempted QT 7 very early.

Chad E. Valk
Assistant Director,
Video Production
Central CT State University


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Andy TaplinRe: Running QuikTime 7 seems to cause problems...
by on May 14, 2005 at 12:14:29 pm

Thanks for the link Chad.

Squeeze would display the QT image but crashed as soon as I tried to encode. At least Apple make it easy to uninstall and go back to QT6!

It is a shame Discreet does not seem to be developing Cleaner for the Mac - it's a good reliable product.

Apart from Sorenson there does not seem to be much else out there that will encode MPEG, WMV, MP3 etc. on the Mac.

Andy






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Chad ValkRe: Running QuikTime 7 seems to cause problems...
by on May 16, 2005 at 12:24:02 am

True, but if you happen to have a nice PC around Procoder is a very nice product. I find it handy to dump off long encodes to the PC and let Procoder crunch them while I work away on other stuff on the Mac. Current Mac solutions everyone seems to favor include Sorenson Compression Suite, Flip 4 Mac (WMV conversion/transcoding), abd Bit Vice for MPEG 2.



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Andy TaplinRe: Running QuikTime 7 seems to cause problems...
by on May 16, 2005 at 8:41:46 am

Thanks Chad.

I've been thinking about getting a PC for a while now as there does seem to be more encoding choice and as you say it vcan get on with it whilst i do other things.

I'll try Flip 4 Mac.

I do use BitVice for MPEG 2 and it's pretty good but the best MPEG-2 encoding I have seen for the Mac is MediaPress from Wired. It transcodes QT files and they are perfect - no softness or luma/colour differences from the original. It aslo does realtime encoding at very hgh quality.

Andy


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Chad ValkRe: Running QuikTime 7 seems to cause problems...
by on May 16, 2005 at 12:09:07 pm

Not familiar with Media Press, but I believe I heard it was a hardware solution,,,correct? I own one of Optibase's 200s cards on a PC workstation and its realtime image is fantastic.


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Andy TaplinRe: Running QuikTime 7 seems to cause problems...
by on May 16, 2005 at 12:42:22 pm

It is a hardware card so not cheap but quality is great. I had a difficult piece of 3D animation to encode and both BitVice and Compressor both showed artefacts but MediaPress was perfect - you get what you pay for I guess...


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