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Old October 6th, 2008, 06:52 AM   #31
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Peter,

Never occured to me to use MPEG STREAMCLIP!! I'll try it out as I use it all the time to extract files from DVDs.

Thanks for the idea!
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Old October 6th, 2008, 07:06 AM   #32
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One of the best scalers I've ever used is included in MPEGStreamClip which is available both for Mac and Win here: Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac and Windows . Free :-)
Anyone actually tried this on Vista?

To open an m2t(v) file, MPEGStreamClip complains that my Quicktime MPEG-2 Playback Component is missing and advises to replace my current, official Quicktime support installation with some 1.81 Alternative...

Would like to try this workflow, but will all my other apps depending on the Quicktime components (like Vegas Pro) not suffer?
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Old October 7th, 2008, 08:32 AM   #33
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Quicktime MPEG-2 Playback Component

Piotr, the Quicktime MPEG-2 Playback Component is an additional component to all others you have as it is an additional feature. Does not replace anything afaik. I do not understand quite well, however, why you want to scale down an m2t(v) file. I always scale down the original edit file and encode that to mpeg2. or did I miss something?

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Old October 7th, 2008, 11:13 AM   #34
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I still don't see why you don't just edit your HD footage in an SD-sized sequence in an SD timeline, then export at SD. Alternatively, you could just edit in HD, export as Quicktime and smoosh that down in Compressor.

I have never seen those "muddy and soft looking" results that the article talks about.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 11:56 AM   #35
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I still don't see why you don't just edit your HD footage in an SD-sized sequence in an SD timeline, then export at SD. Alternatively, you could just edit in HD, export as Quicktime and smoosh that down in Compressor.

I have never seen those "muddy and soft looking" results that the article talks about.
I Agree. I edit in HDV and drag the HD sequence into a new SD timeline. I get excellent results. Or I edit HDV in an SD timeline. The main thing is to downconvert in the timeline rather than make a Quicktime movie on export from HD to SD. That will give you bad results. Simple,.. just dont do it that way. I work mainly for TV broadcast. If I am burning to DVD I export to Compresser from the timeline via the SD choices and get amazing results.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 06:19 PM   #36
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Peter,

Never occured to me to use MPEG STREAMCLIP!! I'll try it out as I use it all the time to extract files from DVDs.

Thanks for the idea!
I extract this way all the time and it works very well. You simply drag the VOB onto your desktop and open Streamclip and choice the VOB. It will repair linkage of the files and from there you can choose in and out points to make that segment a separate file or export the whole piece to another format. Works brilliantly!
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