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Old February 4th, 2005, 01:11 PM   #451
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Rob,

Thank you very much. I have made a widescreen mov file now but the only problem is that the size is DOUBLE what the orignal AVI was. The original AVI is only 500MB but the MOV file is over 1 GB !

I have the quality setting in the render tab set to 50% so I have no idea why the file size actually increases when I render to a mov.

Any ideas?
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Old February 4th, 2005, 07:18 PM   #452
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Procoder vs. P-coder express

The difference in price is obvioius, but beyond that what kind of performance can I expect from Procoder Express? Will it produce top qualtity MPEG2 files similar to it's big brother or is this simply a super watered down consumer version? I am only interested in encoding for DVD, will express suffice or do I need to sink the 500 bucks to buy the real thing?
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Old February 5th, 2005, 03:46 AM   #453
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Vegas for cartoon animations

I wonder if anyone is using Vegas for cartoon animations?

If so, would it be possible to post links to your work so I can see what is achievable? Also, I'd welcome any guidance on what other tools you use in conjunction with Vegas to produce cartoons.

I've been asked to produce some short, simple animated sequences. I know Vegas is not the ideal tool but it's a) all I have, b) what I know best and c) all I can afford! Of course I have various graphics apps, but not anything like After Effects so I'm stuck with making the most of what I have.

Any experiences to share?

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Old February 5th, 2005, 07:51 AM   #454
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There's an article in one of my newsletters that talks about turning video into something that looks like an animation.
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Old February 5th, 2005, 09:48 PM   #455
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Have you tried .wmv format? I haven't had the greatest of results with .wmv directly rendered in Vegas (could be pilot error) but when I frameserve out to Procoder Express the resulting .wmv looks good and e-mails well and plays fine in WMP (or on the web).
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Old February 5th, 2005, 10:17 PM   #456
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I think 575 MB to 8 MB is going to be difficult with any format. That's over a 70:1 compression! Could you possibly just burn the AVI to a CD as a data disk and mail it to the recipient?

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Old February 5th, 2005, 10:27 PM   #457
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I thought the same but I recently got a 311MB file down to 3.3MB with .wmv (at 160x120). Of course if Adi wants to keep his original video full-size then your suggestion would indeed be a better way to go.
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Old February 5th, 2005, 10:38 PM   #458
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What bit rate did it turn out to be and what did it look like?

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Old February 5th, 2005, 10:48 PM   #459
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Usually I do around 232 but this one was actually 116. With regard to how it looked, the client was extremely happy with it as they'd previously had someone else do it for them and weren't happy with the quality. It was a real balancing act between the various WM9 parameters, though.

As I mentioned, when I did it in Vegas it looked as bad as I'd imagined it would but for some reason in Procoder it worked and looked way better. I also did a Quicktime for them but I wasn't able to get it below 4MB and still have satisfactory quality.

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Old February 6th, 2005, 03:45 AM   #460
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theyre exactly the same apart from Quicktime and WMV delivery
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Old February 6th, 2005, 04:15 AM   #461
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QuickTime like AVI are container formats. You need to select a
codec (the right one) to compress your footage with. Sounds like
you selected a not so good codec. Best one to work with is the
Sorenson codec or MPEG4. Also if filesize is important I would
definitely lower the resolution by 50% and perhaps the framerate
to 15 fps etc.

Do some experimenation with bitrates and whatnot (after you
set the correct codec!)
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Old February 6th, 2005, 10:36 AM   #462
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So the quality of an MPEG2 for DVD authoring would be the same as one created with Procoder 2.0? This seems too good to be true.
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Old February 6th, 2005, 04:12 PM   #463
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OT Boris Red help

Hi all,


Anybody knows a good forum on Boris Red. Boris's conference type of forum is pretty much cr*p :)


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Old February 6th, 2005, 06:09 PM   #464
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Video done in Vegas

This was edited in vegas (special effects in After Effects though...) http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...threadid=38978
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Old February 6th, 2005, 09:25 PM   #465
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.wmv vs .wma - What's the difference?

What is the difference between wmv and wma files? Why would I use one over the other?

Okay forget it, found the answer:

.wmv - windows media video, competes with quicktime
.wma - windows media audio, competes with .mp3
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