Encoding Flash from Compressor with CS4 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Final Cut Suite
Discussing the editing of all formats with FCS, FCP, FCE


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 6th, 2009, 12:21 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kilauea, HI
Posts: 27
Encoding Flash from Compressor with CS4

Hi All,

Quick question. Adobe CS3 would install a Flash component into QuickTime so that you could export Flash straight out of Compressor. It worked great and saved me the step of rendering a movie to export to Flash. I've recently upgraded to CS4 on a Mac Pro but now there is no QT component. For what it's worth the Adobe Flash encoder is now called the Adobe Media encoder. Is it possible to export Flash from Compressor with CS4? Can I install the old Flash exporter?

Thanks,
Tony
Tony LeHoven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 7th, 2009, 11:19 PM   #2
Tourist
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2
FLV Files

You could make a .h264 file with Compressor. But since this is not a free encoding solution, I am stuck using FLV because at some point they will find me and want their royalty fee which I am not going to pay. If your movies won't require payment in the future, go for .h264 as it will make a smaller file.

Me, I export my clip in QT first and make a QT Reference movie. Then I open the new CS4 media encoder and add the refrence files to the batch monitor. Then I render.

The number of settings in Adobe Media Encoder allows you/me to set everything I want, from number of passes, bitrate, audio and video settings, etc.

I have had the best luck this way. I have tried other solutions, but this gives me the best results. Espeically since it will batch encode. I do lots of long clips often 2 hours or more and as you know the render times can be long. This way I can edit all day and render all night.
Michael Lane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 8th, 2009, 09:06 PM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kennewick, WA
Posts: 1,124
I seem to remember reading somewhere that you can compress a movie as an H.264 movie and then just change the extension from MOV to FLV and it will play fine in most cases. Here's a thread talking about it:

lafcpug Forums :: Café LA :: How do I make .flv(flash video) file from a quicktime .mov?
__________________
Sony EX3, Canon 5D MkII, Chrosziel Matte Box, Sachtler tripod, Steadicam Flyer, Mac Pro, Apple/Adobe software - 20 years as a local videographer/editor
Mitchell Lewis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 9th, 2009, 02:50 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kilauea, HI
Posts: 27
Thanks for the replies Michael & Mitchell,

I appreciate your workarounds. My point, however, was that before, when I had CS3 installed, I could go directly from FCP to Compressor, access all the Flash encoding parameters available in the Adobe Flash Encoder from within a drop down menu called "QuickTime Components". So now I'm back to a two stage process which sucks if you are batch processing overnight. Also, I paid big bucks to upgrade to CS4 and am disappointed that a great feature has disappeared!
Tony LeHoven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 13th, 2009, 12:06 PM   #5
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kennewick, WA
Posts: 1,124
Have you called Adobe? You get free 90 day tech support with your purchase of CS4.
__________________
Sony EX3, Canon 5D MkII, Chrosziel Matte Box, Sachtler tripod, Steadicam Flyer, Mac Pro, Apple/Adobe software - 20 years as a local videographer/editor
Mitchell Lewis is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:02 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network