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  • Codec for Ipod video playback?

  • Tom Matthies

    February 20, 2006 at 2:48 pm

    I swear I just sae a post with this recently, but darned if I can find it. I just got a video IPod and I want to be able to add sequences to it for client approval of spots. What codec and parameters are needed to encode a video for IPod playback? I’m running FCP5 on a dual 2.3G5.
    Thanks in advance.
    Tom

  • walter biscardi

    February 20, 2006 at 2:52 pm

    Just export the sequence as a reference file.

    Open the reference file in Quicktime

    File > Export > Movie to iPod

    It’s that simple.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
    https://www.biscardicreative.com

    Director, “The Rough Cut”
    https://www.theroughcutmovie.com

    Now Posting “Good Eats” in HD for the Food Network

    “I reject your reality and substitute my own!” – Adam Savage, Mythbusters

  • Justin Coleman

    February 20, 2006 at 3:41 pm

    It’s not quite that simple, that setting didnt work with anamorphic footage for me. After trial and error and speaking to the apple genuis bar, I was advised to use compressor with a QT ref from FCP, and that way you can set anamorphic and ratios ets. I used 320×180 Mpeg 4 for CD.

    Justin Coleman
    Wavelength Films
    UK

  • walter biscardi

    February 20, 2006 at 6:31 pm

    [Justin Coleman] “It’s not quite that simple, that setting didnt work with anamorphic footage for me.”

    I don’t work with Anamorphic. Either widescreen or 4:3 and the straight iPod setting worked just fine here.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
    https://www.biscardicreative.com

    Director, “The Rough Cut”
    https://www.theroughcutmovie.com

    Now Posting “Good Eats” in HD for the Food Network

    “I reject your reality and substitute my own!” – Adam Savage, Mythbusters

  • Tom Matthies

    February 20, 2006 at 7:43 pm

    Thanks Guys.
    Just got the Video IPod yesterday and I’m looking forward to giving it a try. Better than emailing a thumbnail of the spot to the client.
    Tom

  • Tom Matthies

    February 20, 2006 at 7:46 pm

    Oh, and Walter…export it as a reference movie-not a self contained Quicktime? Tom

  • walter biscardi

    February 20, 2006 at 7:48 pm

    [Tom Matthies] “Better than emailing a thumbnail of the spot to the client.”

    We used it recently at a convention to show pilot episodes of a show and it worked great. I purchased the black iPod so there isn’t this bright white border around the video. It really came out great and worked well at the show.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
    https://www.biscardicreative.com

    Director, “The Rough Cut”
    https://www.theroughcutmovie.com

    Now Posting “Good Eats” in HD for the Food Network

    “I reject your reality and substitute my own!” – Adam Savage, Mythbusters

  • walter biscardi

    February 20, 2006 at 7:49 pm

    [Tom Matthies]
    Oh, and Walter…export it as a reference movie-not a self contained Quicktime? Tom”

    yep, no need for a self contained movie as long as you’re using Quicktime on the same machine.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
    https://www.biscardicreative.com

    Director, “The Rough Cut”
    https://www.theroughcutmovie.com

    Now Posting “Good Eats” in HD for the Food Network

    “I reject your reality and substitute my own!” – Adam Savage, Mythbusters

  • paul nevison

    February 21, 2006 at 4:03 am

    hey walter,
    )
    by widescreen do you mean 4:3 letterboxed? just though there was a new standard invented overnight 😉

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  • Tom Matthies

    February 22, 2006 at 4:43 am

    Finally tried it tonight and it works like a charm. Thanks Walter.
    Tom

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