exporting as an mpeg4 in FCP/FCE

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by puckhead193, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. puckhead193 macrumors G3

    puckhead193

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    Can someone please tell me how to export an mpeg4. I NEVER work in mpeg and want to make sure I did it right. :p I need the sequence settings to match the export (ie full HD)
    Thanks
     
  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    What's your final output medium/purpose?
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    MPEG-4 is a codec, which is not meant for editing, so why do you want to match the sequence settings to the export?

    You could export your sequence as a Quick Time Reference, which you then open in MPEG Streamclip to convert to a video file encoded with one of the many MPEG-4 codecs (like .h264, .divx,....).

    And I also would like to know what your final output medium is and what distribution you're thinking of.
     
  4. puckhead193 thread starter macrumors G3

    puckhead193

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    its going to be uploaded to FTP. I have no idea what they are going to do with the footage.
    All i was told that they want it in mpeg4.... helpful huh? :p
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    Not really.
    I also have to upload videos to another production house, but they at least gave me the specifics on what kind of file they wanted.

    So you have to ask them, what exactly do the want.

    Example:

    File format/container: .mp4, .mov, .avi, .mkv, ....

    VIDEO

    Video codec: H263/4, Divx/Xvid, ProRes, DV (CPro), ....
    Quality: Best or what...
    File size: 10MB or 1GB or 64GB or ....

    AUDIO

    Audio codec: PCM Uncompressed, MPEG-2 Layer 3 (also called MP3), aac, ....


    You might see, that there are many options, and you should know the specifics, they wanna have.
     

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