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Why Aren't My Codecs Showing As Render Options?

Posted: Sun, 9th Aug 2009, 8:02am

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Simanticus

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I have several codecs installed on my computer but FXHOME only shows a few low end codecs. How do I get my high end codecs to show up?
Posted: Sun, 9th Aug 2009, 9:46am

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Redhawksrymmer

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Are you referring to codecs similar to Apple ProRes?

If you are rendering AVI files, I recommend you both import and export the clips you're applying the effects to uncompressed - which is an option in the "Render Settings" dialog. This setting will render your clip virtually without any loss in image quality whatsoever, and should be the go-to-codec when working on VFX stuff in the Lab software range. If you're on a mac, I'd suggest using either no compression (same as above) or the animation codec, both which will render your clip in a good quality (albeit big and quite processor-demanding since it's high bitrate) format.

Although if you could provide more specific information on what high-end codecs you are referring to, it would be easier to help out.
Posted: Sun, 9th Aug 2009, 5:37pm

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Simanticus

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I agree that uncompressed is the best quality, but at a cost of unacceptable NLE timeline performance. We are using CINEFORM'S codec on our NLE timelines for more fluid editing, uncompressed is extremely frowned upon by the editors, due to time constraints and any effects they will add to the timeline causes very a very slow and choppy editing session, and they work on Intel i7 975 computers.

Cineform is one of the industry standard codecs, it should at least be supported, all of our other effects packages support it, as well, the Lagarith codec for RGBA rendering.
Posted: Mon, 10th Aug 2009, 4:26pm

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Simanticus

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What I'm really confused about is why you do not give the ability to render in whatever codecs the customer desires to render in instead of filtering and blocking their installed codecs, leaving them with virtually no choice but uncompressed.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Nov 2009, 1:19am

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FXhomer11441

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http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=380762#380762
Works with composite lab as well...