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Old February 16th, 2008, 03:00 PM   #1
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Compressor settings: uncompressed, mac + win streaming

Hi all,

I'm shooting a project next week for a client who will stream this on the web. The client wants 1 file as uncompressed as possible, as well as two that will work for streaming over the net (compatible with both mac and pc or 1 for each). It will be a 20-30min final cut, possible cut into 5 segments for streaming.

What are the best setting to use on compressor for output?

Also, what are the best timeline settings on FCP?

I'll be shooting it with 2 Canon XL-2s on miniDV tape, at 24p 16x9.

peace.
-Jonathan Scruggs

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Old February 18th, 2008, 10:26 AM   #2
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hate to bump the thread, but anybody got any clues?

I realize there is no such thing as "uncompressed" video unless you're willing to invest a lot of money into it, b ut the client wants something that will be easy to work with later and something that is as lossless as possible. I'm under the impression that the conventional wisdom is that DV is the best codec for this type of thing, but my impression of videos that I've encode to DV is that they are HUGE first of all, and that they look kind of "lossy."

Also, I know Mpeg2 is the standard for DVD, so would that be a good option?

Thanks again for all the tips!
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Old February 19th, 2008, 01:16 AM   #3
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For the one clip that is as uncompressed as possible I would recommend if your using FCP is just export a sequence using export using quicktime movie and use the sequence settings. This is fast and will give you a quicktime that is completely native to what you captured in. I use this for when people need to bring me their sequence and export it to a deck via SDI. If you are using a dv, HDV or DVCpro you are gonna have a pretty manageable file too which will be around 10 gigs an hour.

For streaming I would recommend flash and if don't have a flash encoder then try H.264. I think flash will be a lot better if you plan on streaming it and don't want it ripped plus it makes things really small without sacrificing a lot when it comes to the image.
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