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  • MPG4 to DV AVI on a Mac

  • Paul Holzman

    May 8, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    I have a program that exists as a hi-quality MPG4 (wide screen). Here are the specs:

    Duration: 0:06:33
    Data Size: 79.93 MB
    Bit Rate: 1.70 Mbps

    Video Tracks:
    MPEG-4 Video, 640

  • Craig Seeman

    May 8, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    Quicktime Pro, Compressor, Episode.

    I don’t know if Cleaner or Squeeze make DV.AVI on the Mac.

  • Paul Holzman

    May 8, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    Does Episode output to AVI? That would be great if it did. I looked on their sight and didn’t see that as an output optionl. It will make a DV stream but I still need a way to get it into an AVI wrapper. Also, what is the standard audio codec for an DV-AVI file.


  • Daniel Low

    May 9, 2007 at 10:00 am

    Just use Quicktime Pro – but in all honesty there is no reason why the MPEG-4 version wouldn’t play perfectly, the DV-AVI will be much more of a strain on his system.

  • Craig Seeman

    May 9, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    Usually, for me, if someone wants a DV AVI it’s because they may want to do further editing. Nothing wrong with that. Episode can create DV, DVCPro, DVCPro50 AVI both 4:3 and 16:9. Audio should be PCM, 48kHz.

  • Juan Carlos Aguirre

    June 6, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    I have clips capture on FCP on with DV codec, send it to a client who needs DV-AVI, and doesn’t work.. How do I export.. as a DV stream or what settings did I need to use to ensure it will work on a PC DV-AVI


  • Craig Seeman

    June 6, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    You can export to DV AVI from FCP or Quicktime Pro. Set Export Movie to AVI, click on options, set video to DV/DVCPRO NTSC (or DV PAL), set audio to uncompressed 48kHz, 16 bit, stereo. Quicktime also has Export to DV Stream (use options to set format particulars).

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