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  • Don Mick

    March 15, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    thanks, everyone! this helped me find out that i was in the wrong comp when making the changes.

  • Don Mick

    June 14, 2015 at 3:58 am

    Thanks again for your help.

    Here is a summary of what happened:

    our team found out that many festivals use either withoutabox, Film Freeway or both as an online submission for your film instead of a DVD (or prefer it to dvd). They both have a file size limit of 10gb for 1080p files. What we did was export another quicktime with h264 codec and a stereo mix instead of our surround sound mix. (AAC codec) The large file fotokem gaves us appears to be for theatrical playback.

    in order to achieve the 10gb file limit, i set quality to 90 in Adobe media encoder’s settings. i made sure to use max render and render at max depth settings. sound at 320kbps, 48hz.

    for the mp4, i can’t remember what bitrate was used, but i just kept going until i got close the 10gb limit. the result was still high quality and acceptable for screener quality.

    oh lastly i forgot to mention that i put VBR two pass. it seemed like a better deal for quality and also for file size. my understanding of these two, VBR and CBR, seems like that VBR two pass can produce just as good of a quality in most cases than VBR, with less file size. however, a two pass VBR is cpu intensive and can easily triple your export times. (i7-4710hq) i set max bitrate to 300 so that the VBR will never hit a ‘ceiling’ ; the target is set for 25,50,70, etc but has a max allowable of 300.

    i did not set “key frame every ‘x’ frames”, i usually have that unselected, which i’m guessing is either off or automatic. either file, the quicktime or MP4, is high enough to show someone a quality, color corrected version of our film while also good enough to create DVD copies from.

    off to the festivals we go!

  • Don Mick

    March 9, 2015 at 9:49 am

    well folks, we opted for 16gb instead and decided to add more hard drive space because we are always in need of more space. The avid complains sometimes about running out of memory. i have narrowed it down to either faulty memory modules or the face the media for this particular project is spread across 5-6 different drives

  • Don Mick

    March 2, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks guys! I’m gonna advise my boss to go for for 32GB of ram as long as the cost isn’t insanely higher than 16gb. In the past, i was able to hunt for a deal on sites like amazon, tigerdirect and thanks to deal-saving forums like slickdeals and fatwallet.

    I’ll also advise him to have two seperate drives at the highest speed possible (probably thunderbolt if affordable or usb3) so that we don’t bottle-neck our exports.

    lastly, is it better to export out of your native NLE (avid in this case but could be premiere cc 2014) or use quicktime reference with sorenson squeeze, which utilizes gpu unlike avid exports.

    thanks again to this wonderful community.


  • Don Mick

    February 21, 2014 at 9:04 am


    can anyone help me figure out why BCC chroma keyer is not keying out the green? i use it and anything barley changes at the eyedropper part 🙁

  • Don Mick

    July 10, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    hey thanks! rendering the effect made this skipping go away. although it skips a short second in the playback, it could be the fact i’m using media drive on a raid 0 or using an old q6600.

  • Don Mick

    April 25, 2013 at 7:11 pm
  • Don Mick

    March 12, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I’d thought I would follow up as to how i did this

    Basically I found an effect that was transparent on the internet (did not have white sqaure behind it) and placed it over their heads. It worked perfect. i then keyframed it to move with them as they stood up and walked off to the left. I got an A in cinema 101 at los angeles valley college and now am in editing at Cal State Northridge Film Production. Go matadors!

  • Don Mick

    February 14, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I will be editing SD footage from school and HD footage that I will occasionally shoot with a DSLR. So,I feel the CPU will be half decent for editing HD, at least for learning.

  • Don Mick

    December 8, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Thanks! I’m going to look at both of the programs suggested here (after fx and bluff titler). i will try and report back if i succeed but the end of the semester is getting a bit hectic. Now i must add Creative COW in my special thanks slide lol.

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