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Compressor Video Transcoding Techniques from Class on Demand looks at what transcoding is -- it means to convert your video from one format to another -- and why you should use it. Transcoding is not the same as compression, nor is it used for the same reason. This tutorial explains why.
This session provides specific examples of how to transcode media using both Apple Final Cut Pro and Compressor; including working with DSLR media.
This video does not discuss compressing media for the web or DVD. Take a look at "Video Compression for the Web" to get more information about that subject.
This episode is designed for a reasonably experienced editor who is strugging to figure out how to work with high-definition media. It is especially helpful if you are working with multiple video formats, including standard-defintion video.
To define transcoding as converting your video between formats to simplify editing
To explain why transcoding is necessary, especially for HD media
To show how to use Apple Compressor for transcoding
To show how to convert HD media to SD
To show how to convert audio from compressed (AAC) to uncompressed (AIF)
To show how to change the frame rate of your video
To show how to up-res SD media to HD, using either Final Cut Pro or Compressor
To show how to deinterlace footage, using either Final Cut Pro or Compressor
To show how to convert DSLR video and audio into a format Final Cut Pro can edit
To explain what ProRes is and when to use it
To provide alternatives to ProRes for older systems
To answer viewer questions
About the Instructor:
Larry Jordan is the most highly sought after Apple-Certified Final Cut trainer in the world. With over 30 years experience as a television producer, director, and editor with national broadcast and corporate credits, Jordan's informative and entertaining teaching style provides video editors around the world with unique techniques, methods, and resources to increase productivity and enhance their skills. He's been there - he knows the pressure you are under.
Jordan reveals the hidden tips and tricks you never hear about and may never find on your own. His presentation style is well organized, succinct and practical. Jordan's training can save you time, save you money, save your client, and save your sanity during production and post-production.
Jordan, based in Los Angeles, writes and edits the monthly free Larry Jordan Final Cut Studio Newsletter, with essential information on Final Cut Studio. He is the author of hundreds of hours of online training and five books on Final Cut Studio. He also hosts the weekly interactive internet radio show and podcast.
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