Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2012 12:28 PM (in response to Studio X)
Hey, it's the "pile on Shane adventure hour!"
QMaster certainly speeds things up for me. It's a little tricky but once you've got a working setup, it's great.
If I remember correctly, www.digitalrebellion.com has a great page on setting up qmaster.
Anyone interested in exploring Compressor might find a few of the user tips available here useful. Just go to the home screen for the fcp discussions and go to the user tips tab.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 11:39 PM (in response to Shane Ross)
What about the fact that MPEG STREAMCLIP does its conversions much faster? That's a good reason to use it.
The only thing I can't work out how to do in MPEG STREAMCLIP is to create prgressive ProRes files from interlaced material (I make videos for web), which Compressor does allow. Does anyone know how to do this in STREAMCLIP?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 5:59 AM (in response to Roi Huberman)
I've done some tests between Compressor and Mpeg Streamclip when it comes to how fast one is over the other when transcoding clips. For example, transcoding to ProRes. Both apps transcode to ProRes in about the time same time frame. What can happen when using Compressor that makes it so slow is... forgetting to turn off fast-start or turning it on. Fast-start is off by default in Mpeg Streamclip. Turning on fast-start will (about) double the time for transcoding. Fast-start is not needed in this example.
As for de-interlacing or making a progressive videos in Mpeg Streamclip...
For making a video progressive ucheck Intrelaced Scaling
To making the video progressive and de-interlaced check Deinterlace Video.
Compressor can do this too and does a better job with no artifacts compared to Mpeg Streamclip. When you have Mpeg Streamclip open, under the Menu/Help is a help file.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 6:31 AM (in response to Roi Huberman)
and did you read my previous post regarding setting up a cluster with qmaster which will greatly spead up compressor and leave mpegstreamclip in the dust.