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building HD package with AE - which codec ?

Discussion in 'Creating Content' started by cut&plak, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. cut&plak

    cut&plak New Member

    Hi all,

    I'm building my first HD 1920x1080 package and am little stuck with codec etc.

    building a .mov and also a .avi section for HD footage.

    little stuck with .mov ..what is the best compression for quicktime ?

    I thought if:

    25 fps
    h.264 bluray ( but no progressive only field order)

    animation will give me very large file sizes.

    any suggestions ??

    cheers, Ian
  2. sleepytom

    sleepytom VJF Admin

    what are you planning on doing with it in the end?
  3. cut&plak

    cut&plak New Member

    for usage in various vj progs. did a mpeg4 a minute ago but "black isn't black" anymore but dark grey. ..god, i'm never pleased :)

    shot footage in the woods, trees, mushies, leaves and gaint bugs :)...then adjusting brightness and contrast...placing effects ...and render for use.

    I also shot a couple of months ago some liquid footage in water have got some examples on our channel for example :

    Last edited: Nov 10, 2009
  4. vjair

    vjair Making Shapes

    "various vj progs" is a bit vague to be able to give specific advice realy. any specific software?
  5. cut&plak

    cut&plak New Member

    well I use resolume and .avi but want the package to be cross platform also for .mov users. How do you guy's set up a package ?
  6. vjair

    vjair Making Shapes

    which resolume 2 or avenue?

    avenue can use hardware decoding of DXV codec which is cross platform and ideal for HD. i wouldnt want to run HD clips in version 2 though....
  7. sleepytom

    sleepytom VJF Admin

    for quicktime use..
    apple prores hq as an archive format
    pjpeg as a VJing format

    for AVI
    use MJPEG for VJing.
  8. sleepytom

    sleepytom VJF Admin

    ohh yeah forgot - if using avenue then DXV codec might be best choice..
  9. cut&plak

    cut&plak New Member

    isn't apple prores only apple os based ?
  10. sleepytom

    sleepytom VJF Admin

    umm yeah you might need a mac to encode prores on - it will playback on windows so long as you have QTpro
  11. cut&plak

    cut&plak New Member

    a pitty that "animation" codec for quicktime makes those large files, looking at a snap gives me until now the best quality
  12. mowgli

    mowgli collapsing wave functions

    animation is a lossless codec

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