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Converting an HD Quicktime to an H264 file

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Morning Coffee Calculating status...
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Jan 19, 2013 4:37 PM

Hello,

 

I need to generate an H264 copy of a Quicktime file that is massive in size - it is an HD film taking 130GB of space.

The H264 copy needs to be 5GB in size or less.

 

The H264 copy is to be used for online streaming by a Video On Demand platform.

 

The machine I have is an Intel powered Mac Pro.

 

So far, the export feature via Quicktime has resulted in files that are too small.

 

Compressor: takes forever and then seems to send the file to the wrong - full - drive, resulting in the programming crashing.

 

Perhaps I need to work on the settings some more.

 

Any suggestions, please.

 

Many thanks,

Morning Coffee

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,845 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 5:47 PM (in response to Morning Coffee)

    Morning Coffee wrote:

     

    Hello,

     

     

    The H264 copy needs to be 5GB in size or less.

     

     

    The stock streaming settings in Compressor will shrink a Pro Res 422 file to about 3.5% of the source file. SInce your video is so large, I'm assuming it's some type of Pro Res.

    Morning Coffee wrote:

     

     

    Compressor: takes forever and then seems to send the file to the wrong - full - drive, resulting in the programming crashing

    Change the destination to a location where you have some free space.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,845 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 1:37 PM (in response to Morning Coffee)

    Do you have more than one job in the batch? Because hitting that + button will give you something like this.

    Screen shot 2013-01-20 at 4.31.08 PM.png

     

    If you're changing Destinations in a target that is already in the Batch window, control click on the distination and in the pop up menu choose Destination>Other. Then navigate to the location in your network that can accomadate the file.

     

    Russ

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,845 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 6:18 PM (in response to Morning Coffee)

    Hi.

    I think there is some confusion in Compressor about the destination,

     

    Post again with your results.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,845 points)
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    Jan 23, 2013 4:14 PM (in response to Morning Coffee)

    MC,

     

    Glad you have a stop-gap solution. When you get back to working in Compressor, post back and update us on your issue.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,845 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 7:33 AM (in response to Morning Coffee)

    BTW, are you really running 10.5.8 as indicated in your signature?

     

    Russ

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