Posted Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:49AM
I'm new to the site and am trying to use Mpeg Streamclip to make my video clips istock-friendly. I'm having problems trying to convert to the proper .mov container that istock requires. If anyone has experience using this software to convert their clips, can you please contact me or respond to the post? I've had problems with the software cutting off some of my clips, turning them into still pictures, and rendering in horrible video quality. I know the basics of the actual converting process on mpeg streamclip, I just need a walk through of which exporting method to do and if I need to change any properties or settings as well. Thanks!
Posted Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:19AM
File...Export to Quicktime.
Check the settings - uncheck Interlaced if you are uploading P (non-interlaced). Set quality to 95 - 99%.
From the drop-down choose Apple Photo - JPEG.
Posted Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:32AM
Darn, tried it both ways, unchecked interlaced and checked it. Did everything else you said and I'm getting a completely blank file that says it is 798 bytes but no audio or video present. Should I try "export to other formats"?
Posted Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:08AM
You may need to adjust the fps setting as well, depending on the output of your camera. I set it manually to 24 for instance.
Posted Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:13AM
Yes, make sure there are sensible options checked for your video, including the correct size and fps.
Does the footage play OK in MPEG Streamclip?
What is the original format of the video? From which camera?
Posted Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:17PM
Yes the footage plays ok in Mpeg Streamclip. The orignal format is 30fps (1920x1080). I use a Canon Vixia HF G10 which makes .mts files. I've been using Corel Videostudio ProX3 to create .mp4 files. I then put the .mp4 files through the Mpeg Streamclip and I do type in 30 fps. I unfortnately couldn't figure out a way to save a step and just create .mov files within my editing software.
(Edited on 2012-11-26 12:18:30 by redmoonrising24)
Posted Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:52PM
Can you open your .mts file using Mpeg Streamclip? If so just use this?
I wouldn't suggest editing the file in two different software. Having two different codecs will loose you quality.
photo jpeg is a tricky codec to get right. to much compression and it will start to create banding. this will then get rejected.
If you do need to edit in corel and mpeg streamclip. I'd suggest exporting your file as a .mov with no compression 8 or 10bit from corel!
Remeber to always keepthe resolution 1920 *1080 the same and the frame rates the same!
Posted Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:01PM
Thanks Spencer for the suggestions. I'm digging into Corel a bit more and found under the custom tab the ability to do quicktime .mov and am changing the settings to PhotoJPEG. I created 1 file and tried to upload to istock but unfortunately the upload page is refusing to work. I've tried 2 different browsers. I'm going to re-boot my laptop and try again.
Posted Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:10PM
Oh great! Looks like you've found it I'd just use Corel then!
I can't get on any page apart from the homescreen and forum tonight? Weird! Think there's still loads of bugs around!
Ask for a FTP login ASAP it's so much easier than uploading via the browser!
Posted Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:52PM
Ok thanks! I'll ask for that FTP login. How do you ask for that? I looked around the site but couldn't find a specific place. I was able to upload finally and it worked but it did take about 5 mins for 1 clip.
Posted Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:32PM
I think you might need either 1 or 3 accepted video files? I can't remember how many? Then it's located somewhere in the list on the right hand side when you press on your name top right! Sorry I can't be more specific! Do you have any video fles accepted yet? If not as soon as you do you'll notice the FTP link!
Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:04AM
I found the link on the upload page. I don't have any accepted files yet but it let me submit an application for an FTP account so we'll see what happens!