- July 20, 2007 at 8:23 pm
We currently use Cleaner to compress our videos out of Media 100 and FCP to wmv files.
I understand Cleaner has not kept up with the times and so we are looking for another program to do our compression
From what I am reading on the threads Flip4Mac and Compression master seem to be the two best choices.
Which would you suggest and why.
- July 21, 2007 at 3:41 am
Note that Compression Master was bought by Telestream (who makes Flip4Mac) and renamed Episode.
They’re two different products – Flip4Mac lets you export to .wmv straight from the FCP or Media 100 timeline. Episode is more of a traditional compression tool, supporting much deeper preprocessing, batch encoding, watch folders, etcetera. Both use the same codec underneath, so it’s really about which provides a better workflow for what you’re doing. Personally, I like the preprocessing of Episode better than that of Final Cut itself, so I tend to do my Mac encoding with that.
Also, with Intel Macs, you can also run native WMV encoding tools.
My compression blog: https://on10.net/blogs/benwagg/
My compression class at Stanford: https://digitalmediaacademy.org/courses/video-compression-training.html
- July 24, 2007 at 3:18 am
Episode seems to be winning in the magazine reviews as well. Episode really does it all.
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