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Lion has out of the box video encoding

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.7 Lion' started by scmaster53, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Last night I used this feature to compress and encode a screen recording I did. I didn't realize that it was new to Lion until I went back over to my Snow Leopard partition and attempted to do the same thing for another screen recording. You can do this by right clicking on a video file and choosing "encode selected video files" from the list. You can encode up to 1080p .m4v/AAC. Image attached for proof.

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  2. macrumors 68020

    Could you post a screen shot of the settings?

  3. macrumors 604


    It seems like QuickTime in Lion is finally getting to be what QT7 Pro was. What is the version number now?
  4. macrumors 65816

    How fast/slow is it?
  5. macrumors newbie

    Sure thing

    I gotcha covered too. See images below.

    EDIT: I missed that 1080p encodes into H.264. Awesome. And it's decently fast. I'm on a Macbook Pro 15inch Core i7 and it moves right along.

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  6. macrumors 68020

    Thank you! It's definitely not as full featured as Quicktime 7 Pro is, but maybe by release it will be.
  7. macrumors newbie

    I just want to clarify that the option to encode is found in Finder when right clicking a mov file. The option is not found in Quicktime. I am unsure as to whether this is something new for OS X, or if it's just OS X using Finder to call to Quicktime to do the encoding.
  8. macrumors 65816

    If you've used Handbrake before, can you offer a comparison?

    Using QT to re-encode is slow as hell in SL.
  9. scmaster53, Feb 26, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2011

    macrumors newbie

    No I have never used Handbrake, nor Final Cut, nor any major video editing application on any platform. I'm a coder/gamer haha. What I will do for you is take a 3 minute screen recording at 1920 x 1080 and compress it into 1080p H.264 and time it for you. If that helps at all.

    EDIT: I think this feature is still a bit buggy. I told it to encode and a .m4v file showed up for a bit (said it was zero KB in size and would not open) and then a bit later promptly vanished. Also when encoding there is a total lack of progress bar or any pop up window at all. A new file just appears next to the source file and when it finishes you can open the compressed/encoded file. Hope that gets changed by the time Lion RTMs

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