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  • Fri, May 5 2017 4:26 AM

    Export to MP4 Directly from Avid


    I read that Media Composer | First will allow you to export directly to YouTube from the application.  Will the full (not free) version eventually have this functionality?

    Marianna? :)

    Thank you,


  • Sun, May 7 2017 2:06 PM In reply to

    Re: Export to MP4 Directly from Avid

    Lets hope it doesn't use the QT engine as MC does currently.

    You can export using a custome codec in MC today but its slow and clunky.


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  • Fri, May 12 2017 6:32 PM In reply to

    • Susi
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    Re: Export to MP4 Directly from Avid

    I'd love this to be possible right now, for quick shares.  Having spent a few months in FCP-land with students and their projects, it's great to be working with a clearly track-based timeline again - but things like this are tripping me up!

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  • Fri, May 12 2017 9:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: Export to MP4 Directly from Avid

    Just rename mov to mp4 , another wrapper - same codec

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  • Fri, May 12 2017 10:00 PM In reply to

    Re: Export to MP4 Directly from Avid

    A suggestion. Duplicate your sequence (from the Composer window)  
    Rename the duplicate with xxx for MP4 output
    Mixdown the video and audio.
    Edit the video mixdown into the sequence with all video tracks selected.  (only leaves the mixdown video in the sequence.)
    Delete all audio tracks other than the audio mixdown track.
    Mark in and out at the beginning and end of the sequence.
    Output to File (MC 8 terminology for export) a QT reference or Same as source.  (the reference is instant SAS very quick)
    Open Sorenson use export to you-tube setting and encode. 

    If you do this a lot then setting several of these steps up in one of MC's Send to" presets can streamline this process.

    FWIW At present I am using numerous times a day with an appropriate Timecode burn in effect to the top video track before the mixdown.  It takes less than a couple of minutes from completing the mixdowns. Then Squeeze encodes 4x faster than real-time.  If you know you what to deliver to a specific place then Squeeze has a deliver option that you can set up (to action from the MC send to template.   Disclaimer  I do not use either the Send to or Sorenson deliver options so only suggest them from knowing that they are available and what they claim to be capable of.

  • Tue, May 16 2017 4:12 AM In reply to

    Re: Export to MP4 Directly from Avid

    Thank you all for your replies :) Making a QT reference is what I do now as a workaround. I would just love to have the ability to exported an MP4 file direct from MC *without* a reference file, kind of what Premiere Pro does with Adobe Media Encoder. And yes, i'm not talking about using MC's old Quicktime engine to create it that way, because that method is super slow. What I would love to see is have an option for MP4 under the "Export AMA File..." option.


    Thanks all

  • Wed, Feb 7 2018 7:26 PM In reply to

    • elbows
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    Re: Export to MP4 Directly from Avid

    A very quick solution is to 'rewrap' the file using Mpeg Streamclip. Just open and File>Save As and choose Mp4 from the dropdown

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