Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 4:31 PM (in response to RuthSchell)
That isn't standard video PAL. PAL Standard Def is 720x576. 800x600 is...well, a very low res monitor resolution. Or some sort of screen capture. XDCAM is a HORRID format to convert to. It's a GOP format, and unless the file comes from a camera, it will look like poo. Convert it to ProRes 1920x1080. Use Compressor. What happens then?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 7:17 PM (in response to Shane Ross)
Thank you Shane for your answer. This 800x600 file comes from the Isadora application for Projection in a theatre show.
I'm trying for the last hour to compress it to Apple Res with 25 Vid Rate for PAL and 16.9 cropping but Compressor asks me to name the job before Submitting it, and I can't figure it out. The Name box in Inspector is greyed out and I can't write in it. Could you please tell me where to write a name?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 10:11 PM (in response to RuthSchell)
Name the job? That makes no sense. Why is it doing that? I've never heard of that. I drop files in the drop zone, add the preset I want, adjust it when needed, then hit SUBMIT. It never asks for a Job name.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2012 10:25 AM (in response to RuthSchell)
export a Quicktime file from Isadora that final cut can use directly, it can certainly reder to DV for example
It would be very destructive to export a computer display resolution to then convert it again for input to Final Cut.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2012 12:26 PM (in response to Shane Ross)
Thank you Shane for pointing out that asking for a job name to Submit to Batch was a glitch. I went back and this time it did Submit.... BUT I got a "Batch File" which Final Cut doesn't recognize as valid. I didn't expect that. Do you have any suggestion to either go from there, or do something in the Settings which will make me end up with a Quick Time file? Many many thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2012 1:23 PM (in response to RuthSchell)
What preset are you using? Meaning, what compression type preset are you adding to the file you are compressing? And you just click SUBMIT and you get a "batch file?"
Sorry, I have no idea what is going on. I open compressor...add a file into the drop zone...add the compression type I want to that file...hit SUBMIT, then click OK (using "my computer")...and then when compressor is done, a new file appears in the folder where the one I compressed resides...and this one has the name of the compression type I added.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2012 1:27 PM (in response to Shane Ross)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2012 2:01 PM (in response to Shane Ross)
The Settings I use are Apple ProRes - as you advised instead of XDCAM -. Drop the 800x600 file into the Compressor box, click and drag the Settings next to it (which I have customized through Insp ector: 25fps and 16.9 cropping). Choose a Destination, hit Submit. A dialogue box appears to name it and Save it. Then it proceeds in the Batch window. And I receive a "Batch File". Maybe Inspector is the wrong place to select my Options?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2012 9:38 PM (in response to Shane Ross)
I can't believe it! It worked! The way it happened was: I did put the File first and the Settings second in the Batch window as they recommend. But then I opened Inspector to check the double check the Settings which I had customized. And that did it, I suppose : going back to the window after closing Inspector pushed the Settings to the first place and the File second place. A thousand thanks. You get a thousand points from me.