Editing and rendering out

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by GeekOFComedy, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. GeekOFComedy macrumors 6502a

    Sep 29, 2008
    Hi. Quick Q I was wondering if i can edit on my mac then render the final video out on a pc. is there someway this can be done. Thanks!
  2. martinX macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2009
    Edit what codec, render what codec, to what?

    If it was me, I think I'd be able to do the following:
    - edit DV on a Mac
    - export as a full-size, self-contained Quicktime movie (.mov, DV codec)
    - transfer it to a PC (remember it's a big file, 13 GB per hour)
    - use something on the PC to render and burn to a DVD

    I wouldn't bother, though, unless I had a solid network for the transferring. Not sure if I'd bother anyway. I'd just set the render/burn to happen on my Mac when I'm going to lunch or finished for the day.

    As for HD footage, I'm going to go out on a limb and say "won't work". I don't think AIC (the codec FCE and iMovie use) can be read on a PC. Although Pro Res can be played back on a PC, I'm not sure if QT Pro on a PC can export from ProRes to something else.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What is the purpose of the exported (rendered) file on the PC?

    Viewing or editing?

    If the first, there are different containers with a variety of codecs to use, but to give you more information, and not wasting our time, you could give us some more details on the purpose of your endeavour.

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