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Look at ffmpeg. It will run on just about anything and should do what you want, although it might depend on what your source actually is Something like this should work : ffmpeg -i sourcefile.avi -f image2 'img-%03d.jpeg' (see the image2 section for full reference)


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For a good GUI based on libavcodec (which a ffmpeg library), take a look at handbrake. Might be a bit too detailed for a very "simple" user, but with some effort it's manegable. It also supports saving of presets, so you can set it up for easy use.


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-profile baseline seems to work for me, using libx264. I use the libx264 presets - for example "slow" gives me the options listed below. there's fast, slow, veryslow and placebo (might be more, can't remember). stib$ ffmbc -i test.mov -vcodec libx264 -preset slow -profile baseline -acodec libfaac -ab 96k -crf 19 test.mp4 ... [libx264 @ 0x101858c00] profile ...


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Note: This is for recent FFmpeg, not FFmbc, which doesn't use the same option syntax (yet) You need to use the -profile:v option, which has been introduced in FFmpeg 0.9 (afaik) and is now standard in 1.0. ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -c:v libx264 -preset fast -profile:v baseline out.mov Why? -profile was used (and prioritized) for AAC encoding. It's simply ...


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1) If you're not going to deinterlace it then stick to the source's field order. 2) I wouldn't bother with the two pass encoding (if indeed it even does anything) - dnxhd will only encode at certain specific fixed bit rates anyway so you're actually pretty constrained for options. 3) You'll see some softening, but it's unavoidable. ffmbc's filtering is ok ...


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You could create a droplet in compressor. Unfortunately, your options for destination folder are limited by this method to either source, desktop, cluster storage, or your movie folder. Since you don't want your watch folder endlessly copying movies, "source" is a bad choice, and you probably don't have cluster storage, so as long as you're ok with your ...


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I do this all the time for local user groups and I'm yet to find a "plug and play/set and forget" solution. To do the recordings at a professional quality, you need some sort of skill and training, otherwise it will look amateur. If all you want to record is the person talking, and not what's on their screen, it's relatively easy: buy a wireless lapel mic ...


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For DV footage, anything below 4.7 minutes per gigabyte is going to start being sub-standard for editing. That's the standard data rate for lossy compressed DV footage. Each generation of compression and the lower quality you make the compression, the less suitable for video editing it becomes. If you use a highly lossy format to store the video, after ...


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Use ClipWrap to convert the MTS file into a Quicktime Movie file (e.g. ProRes 422 codec). There's a free version and a paid version - both will do what you need: http://www.divergentmedia.com/clipwrap Handbrake will also do this, I believe: http://allmybrain.com/2010/01/05/handbrake-can-convert-mts-files-for-mac/


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The JPEG 2000 codec in FFMPEG is still experimental. To use it you would have to compile FFMPEG by yourself with a special option enabled. But you could use OpenDCP, which has it's documentation here. It needs TIFF images and WAV files as input, that you can produce with FFMPEG. The resulting MXF can be tested with the easyDCP player. OpenDCP is available ...



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