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Using Diva on mac

Postby kingmob_867 » Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:44 pm

After a lot of procrastion I'm making AMV's again but forgot lot of the info I use to know. For instance Codecs. I'm using Diva to turn .avi's into .mov's which video compression should I use? thanks
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Postby Shazzy » Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:40 pm

Don't use fansubs for your music video--your final quality will suck. Get the DVDs and your viewers will love you for it.

Are you using a lossy or lossless codec? Good lossless codecs are Apple Animation, Apple Motion JPEG, and Uncompressed. Good lossy codecs are Apple Photo JPEG and Apple Pixlet Video.

Two mac-oriented webpages which may help you:

Converting with DiVA
Editing Codec Chart
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Postby kingmob_867 » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:08 pm

shazzy wrote:Don't use fansubs for your music video--your final quality will suck. Get the DVDs and your viewers will love you for it.

Are you using a lossy or lossless codec? Good lossless codecs are Apple Animation, Apple Motion JPEG, and Uncompressed. Good lossy codecs are Apple Photo JPEG and Apple Pixlet Video.

Two mac-oriented webpages which may help you:

Converting with DiVA
Editing Codec Chart


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Postby kingmob_867 » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:26 pm

shazzy wrote:Don't use fansubs for your music video--your final quality will suck. Get the DVDs and your viewers will love you for it.

Are you using a lossy or lossless codec? Good lossless codecs are Apple Animation, Apple Motion JPEG, and Uncompressed. Good lossy codecs are Apple Photo JPEG and Apple Pixlet Video.

Two mac-oriented webpages which may help you:

Converting with DiVA
Editing Codec Chart


Um... wait what does Lossy mean?
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Postby Kariudo » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:41 pm

lossy means that you loose quality when you encode. (you never get as good of quality as you put in)

likewise, lossless means you don't loose quality.

files encoded with lossless codecs tend to be bigger than ones encoded with lossy codecs
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