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Does Compressor 4 supports several in/outpoints to be set?

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Jul 22, 2011 12:06 AM

As I can't find a specific answer in the Compressor 4 manual...


Can I set more than one in/outpoint in Compressor 4?


For example if I have a video file recorded from HDTV and don't want to encode the commercials in between...



thanx in advance


Compressor, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,180 points)

    You can set only one in and out point in Compressor. Have you tried to import the video into Quicktime?

  • hansfromhoorn Calculating status...

    If you edit an .mts file you are splicing GOP's (Group Of Pictures). A long-GOP is 15 pictures (frames) long.

    Before a program can export your edited movie all those GOP's you messed up must be reorderd. In fact your whole movie will be re-encoded and will probably result in a quality loss.

    For the same GOP reason most programs do not allow you to set an in- and/or out-point frame accurate!

  • hansfromhoorn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    QuickTime Player is just a Player.

    If you want more install QuickTime 7 (free) and make it Pro! (not free!) 



    What Is QuickTime Pro?


    You can easily add a host of useful features to your QuickTime software by purchasingQuickTime Pro. With QuickTime Pro, you can:


    • Edit audio and video
    • Record audio (MacOSX and Windows) and video (Mac OS X only)
    • Add special effects
    • Create slideshows
    • Convert and save video, audio, and images to more than a hundred standard formats
    Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • BenB Level 5 Level 5 (7,535 points)

    Pro is free when you install FCP or Motion.

  • hansfromhoorn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Pro was free with FCS, didn't use it with FCPX or Motion 5 yet!


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