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« on: November 19, 2013, 08:32 »
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Hi all,

I am branching out into video and purchased an inexpensive video software (Cyberlink Power Director) for my PC and while it had video jpeg codec, H.264, etc, it was a piece of junk.  You couldn't use the exposure & color correction tools without it making your output slow and choppy.  So rather than cut corners I invested in a new IMac and am now using Final Cut Pro X.  I have been able to figure out how to use it pretty easily, at least for some basic clip prep.  But its codecs are limited.  The standard Apple 422 codec seems to be the generally accepted codec from FCP, but it does have H.264 as well.  I am wondering if there are other people here using FCP and how they render their videos for submission to stock sites.  I know P5 converts your Apple codec into some other "general" H.264 codec, but what is the generally accepted rendering from this system?  Is there a plug-in I should be using or is outputting to Apple 422 the way to go?

Thanks in advance for the help.


Ron

« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 08:43 »
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LOL, I bought Cyberlink Power Director partially based on your review you gave a few weeks back  :)

« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 08:48 »
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LOL, I bought Cyberlink Power Director partially based on your review you gave a few weeks back  :)

It works fine if you DON'T use the color correction and exposure tools. I sent in multiple tickets to Cyberlink and never heard anything back. That's when I said bad service, bad rendering = separation!! Sorry, Ron.  Once I got into the nitty gtitty of its features I started seeing problems.  Then I went into their forums and found out that they have had these issues for most of their versions.  I am going to try to build a big video collection so I need a workflow that I know works. 

But like I said, the unknown is the codec for Apple.  I can't imagine there isn't a SIMPLE solution (I may already have it, as Apple 422 may be a well accepted format that is converted).  It's just that I don't know.

Ron

« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 09:06 »
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No worries, I got it cheap. It does the trick for me when I dont need to use the correction tools. I found the software crashes my laptop (BSOD) on exporting a 60 second clip with corrections done.  :)

But for flipping, stripping audio, trimming and converting its fine.

« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2013, 09:20 »
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No worries, I got it cheap. It does the trick for me when I dont need to use the correction tools. I found the software crashes my laptop (BSOD) on exporting a 60 second clip with corrections done.  :)

But for flipping, stripping audio, trimming and converting its fine.

EXACTLY !
For conversion to Photo JPEG is MPEG STREAMCLIP the best. And for size trim and brightness, contrast,... adjustments as well.
Simple is the best.


 

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