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  • Wed, Mar 20 2019 9:05 PM

    • mnbkyle
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    Sorenson Squeeze Alternatives and Compression Workflows

    Hey all- 

    Just curious what some of your compression worfklows are now that Sorenson Squeeze is out of the picture. Our finishing workflow used to be outputting a Quicktime Reference file, import the QTREF into Sorenson, assign a preset, "squeeze", and then continue working within AVID on another task while the compression is happening. 

    With Sorenson gone, we are forced to output a fullres file from Avid (which locks up the application) and then import that file into Adobe Media Encoder.

    AME gets the job done, but it's the additional time and storage space that has increased and decreased our efficiency.

    Anyone have any alternative compression software that accept QTREF? or any other efficient workflows you'd like to share?

     

    Thanks!

  • Wed, Mar 20 2019 9:48 PM In reply to

    • smrpix
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    Re: Sorenson Squeeze Alternatives and Compression Workflows

    Adobe Media Encoder CC2017 (and before) accepts QTRef, CC2019 does not.  If you have a CC account you can download CC2017.  They co-exist perfectly well.

  • Wed, Mar 20 2019 10:00 PM In reply to

    • BenoitM
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    Re: Sorenson Squeeze Alternatives and Compression Workflows

    TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works supports QTREF

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  • Thu, Mar 21 2019 5:34 PM In reply to

    • mnbkyle
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    Re: Sorenson Squeeze Alternatives and Compression Workflows

    Good tip - but I downloaded AME 2017 and get this error messag when dragging in a QTREF. Not sure what else I could be doing wrong. See below for my QTREF specs

  • Thu, Mar 21 2019 5:38 PM In reply to

    Re: Sorenson Squeeze Alternatives and Compression Workflows

    BenoitM:

    TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works supports QTREF

    Does TMPGEnc support higher frame rates? One limitation of Squeeze was it was limited to 30fps 

    Looking for a solution that will convert 50i into 50P with fields into frames.

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  • Thu, Mar 21 2019 10:27 PM In reply to

    • BenoitM
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    Re: Sorenson Squeeze Alternatives and Compression Workflows

    Yes, it does many frame rates ! (the long drop down list goes from 1 to 120 fps, with many non-integers.)

    and it does fps conversion if needed

    (you also have the choice for the deinterlacing method; 50i to 50p is an easy one)

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