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What file type does the client want and for what purpose?
eg if he wants a WMV...you can use Flip4MAc
If he has Quicktime Player..give him a .mov.
He probably can play a mpeg (mpg)
BTW - I dont expect the client actually knows what he wants specifically...so ask him what he is going to use the file for. Then you solve his problem for him by supplying appropriate file type..
you're right i'm sure
he doesnt know
if i want to use WMV, is there a direct Adobe path to Flip4Mac or do I have to export an uncompressed movie somewhere and then import that to Flip4Mac?
in the meantime I am going to try a Quicktime preset - to .mov
thanka for the quick reply
Word of advice.
Find out what the client will do with the file.
You can spend a lot of time and effort exporting files that the client wont ever be able to play. eg too big, too small, no player, need to email it.
It will make you look un porofessional in his eyees and frustrate the hell out of hime / her.
BTW: You access Flip4Mac out of QTpro.
thanks for the advice but...and you will have come across this in your own dealings with client - no doubt
they expect me to know what they're running! we are on a windows machine
so i will send them a .mov and mpeg and see which one takes off
Enjoy the file ping pong game ....and good luck!
Yes I have experienced this and resolved that it would not happen again too often.
My colleagues and I now charge for re doing exports if the info is supplied vague or wrong. But..we prefer to be more professional and ask first just to save our selves the time and effort. (We are solution providors)
yes editing is but one part of the business hey?
have you run into this stumble?
i have exported a quicktime movie - uncompressed - of my final sequence
and then opened it in QT Pro to export that to Windows Media using the Flip4Mac plug in
It happily exports 30 seconds but not the whole 14 minutes
input and output selected at either ends of 14 minutes
Sorry cant really help on the truncated export issue.
Possibly that massive uncompressed QT you produced is too much fr your system / hardware / set up. Try Prores maybe.
I had Flip4mac and used it successfully when I had a Mac in a moment of madness a few years back.
Currently I can , and do , export to any platform client requirements from my Windows System.
FYI...While the majority of users will access Flip4Mac from Quicktime Pro, if you still have the Final Cut Pro suite (Suite 2 or 3) installed, you can also use Apple's Compressor program to output WMVs. It allows you to set up a Quicktime Export Component which you can have access the Flip4Mac engine. Then you can create a droplet. Once you have your Quicktime exported and ready to convert, just drop onto your droplet and let Compressor handle the conversion to WMV.
Still not the bext solution. Apple never quite got multicore, especially those cores with hyperthreading, properly utilized. Adobe's Media Encoder does a much faster/more efficient job. It will be a great day for Mac users once Adobe allows Media Encoder to interface with the Flip4Mac engine.