Why not just output the WMV files directly from AME?
Alas, the WMV option does not appear within the list of CODECs in AME in the Mac platform.
When making conversions to WMV, I have accessed Flip for Mac via Quicktime Pro 7 or Apple Compressor.
If I'm missing something obvious -- neither the first nor the last time -- I'd be grateful to be enlightened.
in the Mac platform.
Ah, well. I think the solution there is obvious.
Even as a Mac Fanboy, I can't resist smiling at the message behind your message.
Windows 7 needed to happen; glad it has such a solid rep after Vista and that Adobe products work so well on the platform.
My apologies for the lengthy post at the top, but the challenge to export with matched color correction remains (with the exception of ProRes 4444).
Any additional insights or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your patience.
I finally figured it out! If there are any other FCP to PP traitors out there like me in Mac land, here's a workflow that results in WMVs matching the color corrections created in your PP sequence:
1) Edit native. In my case, I'm working with "XDCAM HD 422," the result of linking a Nanoflash set for 100 mbps/long gop to my EX1R. Both FCP and PP "read" them as 50 mbps files.
2) Export media to AME, checking the box, "Match Sequence Settings." With little delay, this produces a file with an mpeg extension (the mpeg-2 codec). In Quicktime player, this yields silent footage with no audio. Bummer. End of story, I thought.
3) But this time, I brought that same "black" file into Apple Compressor. Using the Flip For Mac plug in, I exported to one of my "regular" settings, 2-pass, VBR, 640x360. The result: a perfect color match with my color corrected PP sequence.
I'm sure there are alternatives to bringing a file that won't play in Quicktime into Compressor. I'll try Quicktime Pro and Streamclip next. But the point -- I think -- is to not bother with any more intermediate formats/files than one has to.
Sighs of relief here.
I have exactly the same problem. However, I don't use Compressor, and would prefer not have to do such a long workaround. I'm glad you were able to find a way to do it, but it would be nice to find a way to preserve the colour correction in a more streamlined way.