7 Replies Latest reply on Mar 13, 2008 7:43 AM by gold987987987

    CS3 to H.264

    gold987987987 Level 1
      I have an HDV project and I'm looking to have my final product in H.264.

      How would you get from CS3 to H.264?

      My current method:
      CS3 exports an AVI --> Import AVI into Quicktime Pro --> Export H.264 from Quicktime.

      I'd like to hear your suggestions.
      Also, what compressor would you use if you choose AVI?
      (Please, no Cineform suggestions)

        • 1. Re: CS3 to H.264
          llaferte Level 1
          I was using the same method as you. Recently did I purchase Sorenson Squeeze. I Export|Movie as an .avi from PPCS3 and then move over to Sorenson. It provides a host of MP4 options. I never was able to use Adobe Media Encoder. I know this doesn't really help you but at least its an alternative.

          I'll keep an eye on this post in hopes that someone knows the trick for creating MP4 files directly from PPCS3.
          • 2. Re: CS3 to H.264
            gold987987987 Level 1
            What are your settings when exporting the AVI from CS3?
            What compressor?

            • 3. Re: CS3 to H.264
              Andy Urtu Level 1
              You can go straight from a CS3 timeline to H.264

              Then, in AME, just select H.264 from the Format:drop down.
              If you want a MOV file using H.264, then Select Quicktime from the Format: drop down, then select H.264 in the Video Codec: drop down.
              • 4. Re: CS3 to H.264
                gold987987987 Level 1
                Adobe media encoder doesn't allow for "Fast Start" of .mov files. I've only found QT Pro to have that feature.
                It's essential when viewing 80mb movies on the web.
                • 5. Re: CS3 to H.264
                  mickkeay Level 1
                  I had this problem and could find no way from Adobe media encoder to get a qt movie that would fast start - when on the webserver they always needed to have the whole thing downloaded before starting to play. I used squeeze eventually. Is there a way to convert a AME produced qt movie to fast start? I think i tried to re-export the mov from QTPro with fast start settings and it would still not fast start.
                  Scott - do you use AME then QTPro and it works?
                  • 6. Re: CS3 to H.264
                    Bill Heslip Level 1
                    Bring your sequence into After Effects (if you have it). It offers the fast start option. If you plan on using H.264 within Flash player, select hinted streaming instead.
                    • 7. Re: CS3 to H.264
                      gold987987987 Level 1
                      I just use the export movie function within Premiere and use Microsoft AVI, compressor is set to None.

                      I then open in QT Pro and export as H.264.