I can't help with WMV on a Mac, but here's some advice on setting up a sequence:
- Generally, it's best to edit in a sequence that matches your source footage. Drag a footage item from the Project panel or Bin to the New Item icon at the bottom of the panel to make that happen automatically.
- Pr differentiates between rendering and exporting. The MPEG2 I-frame settings you see are for rendered previews in the sequence. They don't carry over to your exported video unless you force Pr to use them. If you set up a Custom sequence, you have additional codec options available to you for rendered previews
- Use File | Export | Media to set up your exports, whether for intermediate or final versions. Pr exports using the source media, not the rendered sequence preview files.
It doesn't seem to be working that way, at least not for the AVC-intra 100 codec (1280x720pn). If I bring in a clip that is approx 2.7GB and drop it on a folder to create a seq -- checking the sequence setting, I get a custom setting w/ an mpeg I render. If I export > media from the seq (match sequence setting), the file is now 680 MB w/ compressed audio tracks. If I change the Render setting to ProRes, I now get a ProRes file of 3.2GB. This is better -- I can transcode from the ProRes. One interesting point -- typically ProRes is about 1GB per min., the video segment output was 8min. I would expect a ProRes file to be about 8GB, but this file is now 3.2GB. It is at 23.97 so that might have some effect, but it is interesting.
Anyway, these are the typical learning curve questions encountered when implementing a new software. Any guidance on where I might find a more detail explanation of what's going on would be greatly appreciated.
Remember I said you could force Pr to use your rendered preview files instead of the source media for export? Selecting Match Sequence Settings in the Export Media dialog is how you force it. Don't do that. And don't shoot the messenger -- I've lobbied against that label for that control for 2 versions now.
Some Export formats, like H.264 Blu-ray and MPEG2-DVD, have an available Preset called "Match Source Attributes". If you choose that Preset, you get something like this:
For details on setting up a sequence, see the Help files:
Thanks Jeff, I'll give it a shot.
As an aside, as far as I am aware, for AVC-Intra under 5.5 you used to need an MXF plug-in if you wanted to output AVC-Intra MXF but there is native export in 6.
Jeff Bellune's workflow is what we use here to ensure we get the output we require.
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