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  • Quicktime / Procoder Express help needed.

    Hello all,

    I occassionally get asked for Quicktime files in H.264 and MPEG4 formats which is fine.

    However, using Procoder Express I never seem to be able to output a MOV file in these formats that can compete in quality and file size with what I can output from Procoder Express using WMV 9.

    Using WMV9 with a datarate of 300kbps and even less using 2 pass encoding, gives me very watchable video at 320x240 (25fps PAL) even blown up to 200% it is quite watchable.

    I seem to have to go to at least 3x or more in datarate to achieve anything near this quality with Quicktime?!

    Am I missing something with these codecs or is it just more Apple...?

    Thanks for any help.

    Simon
    System 1 - SP with Edius Broadcast 4.54 , 2x DUAL 2.66 Xeon CPU's, Tyan 2696, 2gig RAM, Sapphire 1950PRO 2

    System 2 - RT2 MAX with Edius Pro 4.54, 2x Xeon 2.4ghz CPU's, 512meg RAM, Compaq

  • #2
    Try this:

    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showpost.p...73&postcount=7

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    • #3
      Thanks for the info THoff, and sorry for the delay in replying!

      I guess I'll have to get Quicktime Pro to get access to the 'finer' settings for the H.264 codec to get the results I was expecting.
      System 1 - SP with Edius Broadcast 4.54 , 2x DUAL 2.66 Xeon CPU's, Tyan 2696, 2gig RAM, Sapphire 1950PRO 2

      System 2 - RT2 MAX with Edius Pro 4.54, 2x Xeon 2.4ghz CPU's, 512meg RAM, Compaq

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      • #4
        Without having QuickTime Pro, you don't get H.264 encoding, PERIOD, end of story -- it's not available in the free version of QuickTime.

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        • #5
          THoff,

          It comes up as a codec option under Quicktime export in Procoder Express on my systems(?). Certainly, it only has few encoding settings available and doesn't look good until a high data rate is used.
          System 1 - SP with Edius Broadcast 4.54 , 2x DUAL 2.66 Xeon CPU's, Tyan 2696, 2gig RAM, Sapphire 1950PRO 2

          System 2 - RT2 MAX with Edius Pro 4.54, 2x Xeon 2.4ghz CPU's, 512meg RAM, Compaq

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