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Rendering

Posted: Fri, 25th Sep 2009, 11:04am

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FXhomer63653

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Hi,

Greetings from South Africa! I have a dilemma regarding rendering in Vision Lab studio. I imported PAL HD footage (to be edited in FCP,) added muzzle fx and when I export the clips I am limited to QT.mov files. I do not have an option to export the clips in a high resolution. I only have the option of exporting as a standard QT.mov file. The footage drops in quality. (Lots of artifacts) When I seeked help in the tutorial videos, I found that I am supposed to have a QT NONE .mov option, but it is not installed in my package. I purchased on the net and downloaded. How do I solve this dilemma? HELP!
Regards,
Johnny
Posted: Fri, 25th Sep 2009, 12:53pm

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Axeman

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Quicktime is capable of any resolution, and a wide variety of codecs including uncompressed (none). The setup of the render system has changed a bit since the support videos were made; however this was just to provide more options.

Firstly, you aren't limited to Quicktime alone; On the Mac version you also have the option to render to an image stream, and on the Windows version you also have .avi options.

Assuming you are running the Mac version, what codec did you select when you rendered? The last window you see after you select "Render" is the Compression Settings window; what codec did you select there? Changing it to None or Animation will eliminate any loss in quality.
Posted: Fri, 25th Sep 2009, 1:12pm

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Simon K Jones

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Quicktime .MOV files can support all kinds of codecs and resolutions. There are two parts to choosing your render settings:

1. The render settings in the Render menu.

2. When you actually go to Render, the compression settings appear. This is where you can pick the quality - 'none' or 'Animation' will yield excellent results.
Posted: Fri, 25th Sep 2009, 1:37pm

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FXhomer63653

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Thank you for the quick response. I am editing on the Mac. When I click on Render, then in the Render Settings there are 2 options in the drop down menu. Output type: Single file/multi-file layerd exp and also Output container: 'QT.(mov)'/'Image stream (png,tga)'. These are the only options in the menu. There are no other codec such as 'animation' or 'None'
Posted: Fri, 25th Sep 2009, 1:48pm

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Simon K Jones

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When you click the 'Render' option, you are then presented with the compression settings.
Posted: Fri, 25th Sep 2009, 2:13pm

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FXhomer63653

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AAAH!! Thanx Tarn.