View Full Version : fcp compression to web help needed
01-18-2006, 11:42 PM
the title says it all. web heads and fcp people please help. There are too many options and Im having trouble uploading to an ftp server with large files and not knowing what options and codecs are preferable. PM or post. thanks.
what are the problems?
how big are your files?
fcp = final cut pro? what type of compression are you using?
what os are you using? what is the ftp servers os?
I dont know anything about final cut, but i know quite a bit about ftp and compression technologies.
01-19-2006, 11:56 AM
e- is this for the VP clip? let me know when you get it figured...
01-19-2006, 05:29 PM
can you be more specific about what 'trouble' means? are you getting an error message? do you need help just getting started?
with a little more information, we should be able to get you squared away pretty quick.
01-19-2006, 06:00 PM
i was having trouble figuring out what the settings need to be in order to upload 3-6 minutes of video to an ftp server for streaming on a website. Some of the "codecs" (i think thats the right lingo) didnt seem to do much. somehow i stumbled on the magic combo and got 7.4 mb with 3.5 minutes using an h264 setting for export.
a few of the things that i was stumbling on was how to set the keyframes and kbs settings when converting to quicktime from fcp. I think i have a good combo now, but bumping my head against the wall for a few hours sucked. Any enlightenment would be very appreciated. any links or reading material i should check out?
01-19-2006, 06:02 PM
not sure of the ftp servers OS, Im running final cut pro 4.5 on OS 10.4.4
Like i said before, i have no idea about fcp. Is it like dreamweaver with it's own ftp client for connecting directly to a server? if not, you will use fcp to edit your movie, then ftp to upload it to a server.
Are you streaming the video? if so then you probably need embed tags to embed the player in the web page so now you need to do some html as well. And if you do stream the video, do us linux geeks a favor and put a download link so we can see the movie too! :biggrin:
For ftp, you may have an ftp client where you enter your username/password and connect to the server, browse to where you want the movie and put it up. If you dont have an ftp client and are running on mac os then you can open the shell and use command line ftp to put the file up. If you need to go the command line route, let me know and I will walk you through that too.
01-19-2006, 10:15 PM
You on a Mac? Open a terminal window and use command line SCP(Secure CoPy) which works over SSH. The command line version tends to be pretty tolerant.
scp mymovie.mov firstname.lastname@example.org:pathonserver/
Pretty sure OSX has a built-in SSH client. If you're on Windows, check out winscp. Of course, you need proper shell acct on the server to use this, sometimes your ftp user will work, sometimes not.
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