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  • Mon, Oct 6 2008 1:50 AM

    • chrischen
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    Apple Animation Codec

    Hi,

    I've been told to export a video in Apple Animation codec at 720x480 size.

    How do I do this in Media Composer?

    I went into export and clicked on custom and set the compression to Animation. Is that the Apple Animation Codec? Thanks.

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  • Mon, Oct 6 2008 5:18 AM In reply to

    Re: Apple Animation Codec

    Yes it is... you are all set.

     

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  • Fri, Oct 10 2008 1:43 AM In reply to

    • chrischen
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    Re: Apple Animation Codec

    Ok I got a response from them saying the video was low-res and the audio was out of sync. I set it at that resolution I stated above so what could be the problem?

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  • Fri, Oct 10 2008 3:02 AM In reply to

    Re: Apple Animation Codec

    Well... there's more to it than simply selecting Animation.  You have to choose the quality, audio compression, etc.  In your export settings, click format options... then click settings for video... be sure the Animation Codec is selected, be sure the Quality is at %100 or Best.  Then click the settings for Sound.  Be sure that is set to None.  Be sure you have it at 48khz or 44.1khz, whatever matches your project.  See attached pic.

     

    All that said... the best quality you can give them is a QT MOV file, exported Same As Source.  This will use the Avid codec.  It will be a smaller file and look better.  If they cannot use the MOV file, it's simply because they do not have the Avid Codec.  It's free... download it and include the installer with the delivery of your QT files.  I always include the Avid Codec Installer, for both PC and Mac, with all Avid compressed QT files I deliver.


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  • Fri, Oct 10 2008 6:09 AM In reply to

    • chrischen
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    Re: Apple Animation Codec

    Ok I'll see if they can take the Avid Codec, however I did select best quality yet and 720x480 resolution yet it the video still turned out abnormally and extremely large.

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  • Fri, Oct 10 2008 6:33 AM In reply to

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    Re: Apple Animation Codec

    Also what if I don't use the Avid DV codec?

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  • Fri, Oct 10 2008 2:09 PM In reply to

    • mBlaze
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    Re: Apple Animation Codec

    If the place you're sending the video to can import Avid codec QuickTimes, your best bet is to export out "Same as Source".

    Unless things have changed with the codec, they're free to distribute, so you could send along the codec as well.
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