1. Why are you double-compressing? If you know you want to end up @ 640x360, do your initial AIC compression to that size. Maybe I missed that you want to have an HD version as well as a 640x360 version?
2. My workflow with FCP is Flip -> 1280x720 AIC -> edit in FCP -> output 1280x720 AIC Master -> VisualHub to make my .mp4 and .flv and .wmv versions.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, ryanne hodson <ryanne.hodson@...> wrote:
> hey robin
> looks like you have a good workflow going
> the one snag looks like the size of your quicktime file coming out of compressor
> i personally have had issues with compressor
> and use these as my compression settings-
> your file should not be as big as 1.4 gigs, should be in the lower MB
> range (depending on the length anyway)
> blip will thank you for compressing your vids smaller too!
> let me know if you need more help
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> On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 12:16 AM, Robin Dicker<autosavevault@...> wrote:
> > Hello Videobloggers.
> > I'm new to this group and so happy with my Flip Mino HD. Searching the
> > emails for my answer, I see that someone noted that the Flip was like a
> > gateway drug....made me laugh...So, I'm fairly buzzed at this point, and am
> > wondering if there is such a thing as a "magic" combination of settings for
> > Flip HD media making its way though MPEG Streamclip, fcp, and compressor to
> > crosspost videos from Blip that are 8 min in length to my indexhibit.org
> > website.Is there any way to adjust what I"m doing (workflow below) to make
> > the videos smaller and not sacrifice image quality? The perennial
> > question....
> > What settings do you use for Flip Mino HD. Thus far this is my workflow:
> > MpegStreamclip:
> > Batch convert using Apple Intermediate Codec at Best / Audio Stereo 48khz,
> > 1280 x 720 (unscaled)
> > Into FCP:
> > Sequence settings:
> > 1280 x 720 (HDTV 720p 16:9)
> > square
> > none
> > 30
> > AIC
> > Through Compressor:
> > h.264 300 kbs
> > 640 x 360
> > Data rate 2.000
> > key frame: auto
> > fast start: on
> > frame rate: current
> > frame controls: off
> > multi pass: on
> > frame reorder: on
> > This creates a file size of 1.41 GB The image quality of the flash video on
> > Blip looks
> > horrible, and the gorgeous QT video on Blip takes ions to load on my
> > indexhibit website.
> > Kind thanks for any help.
> > Robin
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