Using MPEG Streamclip for Mac #04 – Supplement

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Using MPEG Streamclip for Mac #04: Supplement

Last time, Using Squared 5‘s MPEG Streamclip, we converted an AVI video clip that was produced under Windows OS into a QuickTime movie with H.264. In this video tutorial, we will import this QuickTime movie and additional two video clips to Apple’s Final Cut Pro and to produce a final game play video. Depending on how raw video clips are compressed and how we set up export settings on Final Cut Pro, we could end up spending several hours exporting the final 22-minute game play video, which is shown in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin with Boot Camp – F.E.A.R. 2 Game Play Video Part 2- 22 Minutes. In the end, it took Final Cut Pro less than two hours to export a video clip. So let’s see how to save time in ending a video.   Continue reading

Using MPEG Streamclip for Mac #04

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Using MPEG Streamclip for Mac #04: Keyframes

The version of the application used in previous MPEG Streamclip video tutorial series is 1.8. The current version of MPEG Streamclip for Mac is 1.9.2. In this video tutorial, we want to cover two export options that we didn’t talk about before.

There is nothing wrong with using the Export to QuickTime option when you want to re-compress a QuickTime movie with a different video compressor. MPEG Streamclip lets users set the video quantizer of their choice. The quality quantizer refers to intraframe compression. MPEG-4 also supports temporal compression. And how do we control the number of keyframes with MPEG Streamclip and why? We want to control the number of keyframes so that we can edit video clips with Final Cut Pro and then produce final movies with as little time as possible.

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For example, it took us about 105 minutes to export the final QuickTime movie of F.E.A.R. 2 Game Play Video Part 2. The movie duration is 22 minutes. Months ago, we would have spent three hours or longer exporting this QuickTime movie directly out of Final Cut Pro.

In this video tutorial, we will show simple steps to re-compress video clips with H.264 under MPEG Streamclip. And we will show what more steps we should take with Final Cut Pro to reduce compression time in an upcoming video tutorial.   Continue reading