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  • Flip4MAc V’s Popwiire WMV

  • Michael Calvino

    June 21, 2006 at 5:16 am

    Has anyone compared encoding speed and quality
    between Popwire over Flip4Mac for WMV encoding
    out of FCP?

    The reason being I am getting a Intel Mac and
    because Flip4mac does not yet support intel macs
    i need another solution fast.


  • Craig Seeman

    June 21, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    Flip4Mac Universal is in beta. Encoding times for version 2.1 should be many times faster than 2.0.2. I’ll probably be doing speed tests on the next build or so as I’m a beta tester.

    Keep in mind Flip4Mac has a range of products which can encode right on up to WMV HD. Flip4Mac can also wrap WMV in MOV (no compression loss) if you need to edit WMVs in FCP also.

  • Johan S

    June 21, 2006 at 5:47 pm

    You are very welcome to our site, and download Compression Master 4.0. – there is a lot of new features, codecs, formats
    as well GUI enhancements.

    the demo version will allow for 20 second jobs, but that will you a clue of the speed, as well giving you access to the very extended toolbox inside.
    We are also introducing Flash 8 as a plug in.

    all best

    p.s one more thing…speed? yes it

  • Daniel Weber

    June 21, 2006 at 9:09 pm

    When will you be adding Flash 8? I am looking for software to do flash videos with and looked on your site, but didn’t notice any mention of flash 8 in your specs.

    A timeline would be good to know. I need to be able to do this pretty quick.


    Daniel Weber

  • Johan S

    June 21, 2006 at 9:32 pm

    yes its there! look:

    Flash 8 is installed as a separate plug in , in Compression Master and Compression Engine.

  • Daniel Weber

    June 21, 2006 at 9:59 pm


    Thanks for the quick reply. Is this done using the ON2 codec?

    Also does Compression Master allow for batch processing of multiple formats from the same clip?


    Dan Weber

  • Johan S

    June 21, 2006 at 10:18 pm

    yes we are using the On2 codec, together with our own pre-processesing filters.

    Yes, Compression Master allows batch processing, and here is where
    it gets interesting. If your workflow requires processing of a lot of files, you should look into Compression Engine. CE is a watch folder system, that can be extended with a cluster solution as well. Engine is even faster than Compression Master due to the fact that we allow the user to manually set the amount of jobs / CPU. – you can use a powermac quad and let all four cores handle one job each, ore one job split on all four cores. Trancoding to Real Surestream och WMV Intellistream where several streams are coded into one file will be very fast thanks to this.

    These tools inside will make a difference when you tune you workflow for speed and throughput.

    of course , both Compression Master and Compression Engine runs on Intel as well.

  • Daniel Weber

    June 22, 2006 at 2:13 am

    What is the difference between Compression Master and Compression Engine. I will be running this on one machine only. It is a dual processor G5.


    Dan Weber

  • Johan S

    June 22, 2006 at 8:21 am

    Compression Master is a desktop app where you add files and create settings as well as manually push the start transcoding button.

    In our Compression Engine solution you receive Compression Master as well, but in this workflow you use Compression Master only to tune settings. these settings are then exported to any number of watch folders monitored by Compression Engine. These watch folder can f.x be resident on a shared storage. All media, single or multiple files, that are sent/uploaded/captured to a watch folder will be transcoded according to settings within, be it just one setting a or multiple ones. This an automatic workflow solution.

    A very straight forward and powerful solution built around the OSX plattform

    you can find more info on formas codecs and similiar at

    all best


  • Michael Calvino

    June 22, 2006 at 9:13 am

    not sure what happend to this post….

    All I need is WMV encoding out of FCP on Intel MAC,
    Supposedly popwire can does this fro a great price
    but is the quality good? does it do 2 pass VBR?

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