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  • Fri, Jan 22 2021 1:25 AM

    A Victorian Time Traveller (Re: Squeeze)

    Hi,

    I've been using Avid since 2005 but for various reasons not touched it in a couple of years. 

    Upon recent return like some kind of Victorian time traveller I've found the changes quite bewildering. 

    Foremost, Sorenson Squeeze is now dead? 

    There's a lively archive here about alternatives so will research but my question is:

    Can MC now do its own transcoding? 

    I ask because the old MC was notoriously incapable of decent compression hence the need to export to Squeeze. 

    But recently in a suite the editor blithely exported straight out of Avid for broadcast - something I'd never seen before. 

    If so, what's the workflow? 

    Or did I imagine it? 

    Thanks in advance. There may be a  few more Victorian traveller enquiries before this is through...

    Jon

  • Fri, Jan 22 2021 8:31 AM In reply to

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    Re: A Victorian Time Traveller (Re: Squeeze)

    Yes Squeeze is EOL, and recent versions of MC have a new engine and can export without using QuickTime. Same workflow as before, You just have to pick the proper options.

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  • Fri, Jan 22 2021 8:34 AM In reply to

    Re: A Victorian Time Traveller (Re: Squeeze)

    Hi and welcome back,

    There are new export options; it's up to your judgement whether or not they are good enough for your needs. If not, Shutter Encoder is a good free compression program.

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  • Fri, Jan 22 2021 9:26 AM In reply to

    Re: A Victorian Time Traveller (Re: Squeeze)

    Jon the export for Broadcast was probably (if UK based) A DPP AS-11 export which Avid lead the way in supporting and its very robust. You do have to understand about DPP AS-11 files and how to prepare your timeline and the export choies you need to make (I Teach this) but its a very common process now.

    Like wise the new MOV or MP4 export options are much faster and handle H264 and DNx in a stright forward manner.

    Things have moved along.

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