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  • Editing on Mac FCP 5, Encoding and Authoring on PC—–HELP PLEASE

  • zvi4343

    June 28, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    I am looking for validated and efficient ways to take
    media cut on FCP 5 and compress it on a PC. I prefer
    to encode using a PC as Compressor, although easy to
    navigate, runs like a sick dog on my PowerBook G4.

    Currently, I am exporting my sequence from FCP using
    QT Export w/the following settings:

    Frame Size 720×480 NTSC DV (3:2)
    Pixel Aspect Ratio NTSC-CCIR 601 / DV (720×480)
    Field Dominance: Lower
    QT Video Settings/Compressor: DV/DVCPRO – NTSC
    (quality 100%)
    Audio 48k; 16bit; stereo mix

    File size and playback on Mac seem good at this point.
    I am then encoding using Autodesk Cleaner to make
    .mov, .wmv, and elementary files. This is where the
    breakdown occurs with these files. Autodesk Cleaner
    has no trouble doing the same encodes to files that
    originate on a PC when using AvidXpress.

    So the question is this…am I dealing with some sort
    of Mac/PC incompatibility? Or is it something else.

    Anyone have a solution or thoughts.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Daniel_l

    June 29, 2006 at 9:14 am

    What ‘breakdown’ are you experiencing with cleaner?


    Video AllSorts

  • Charles Simonson

    July 3, 2006 at 9:41 pm

    I wonder if some codec of filter is installed on your system that is incorrectly taking over the decoding of your movie?

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