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Render video without After Effects?
show user profile  Nanne
I'm mainly using AE just to import an image sequence and rendering it out to a .MP4 video, it seams unnecessary to use such a expensive software for such a simple task. But I have found any better software for it, AE gives good quality with rather small file size, and the h264 MP4 format is really nice.

How do you render out your final video? Please give me some suggestions.

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8/8/2015 11:39:57 PM (last edit: 8/8/2015 11:39:57 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I use Media Encoder. I like it mostly.

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8/9/2015 12:36:32 AM (last edit: 8/9/2015 12:36:32 AM)
show user profile  Dr_Jim
Yeah...Media Encoder is better than AE for this. Adobe uses the same shsti under the hood either way.....but you get more control in the paramters available in Encoder vs AE.

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8/9/2015 12:40:44 AM (last edit: 8/9/2015 12:40:44 AM)
show user profile  Nanne
Isn't AE sending the job over to Encoder in the newer versions? But anyway, is Encoder available as a stand alone purchase? Otherwise you'll paying for AE anyway, or?

But is there any option that isn't from Adobe? I'm kind of trying to get rid of all the Adobe stuff from my workflow. Is there any free, open source alternative?

Kristoffer Helander
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8/9/2015 12:53:22 AM (last edit: 8/9/2015 12:53:22 AM)
show user profile  Nanne
I just had a look at HitFilm again, see what happened for the last years since I first tried it. HitFilm 3 Express seams to be free and offer H.264 MP4 Export, I might give it a try again! :)

It's a mix between After Effects and Premiere, allowing both VFX/motion graphics and video editing in the same software. Quite interesting. It doesn't offer a node based workflow though but rather a layer based one, like in AE, that I'm not so fond of.
Has anyone tried it?

Kristoffer Helander
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8/9/2015 1:28:32 AM (last edit: 8/9/2015 1:29:33 AM)
show user profile  Nanne
I'm planning on learning Nuke. Can Nuke or NukeX render out videos with H.264 MP4 of good quality?

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8/9/2015 1:18:39 PM (last edit: 8/9/2015 1:18:39 PM)
show user profile  Undersky
I'm moving more and more over to Fusion. The free version even lets you use the result commercially.
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8/9/2015 11:44:26 PM (last edit: 8/9/2015 11:44:26 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
I think some codecs are only available commercially, so some might not be available via freeware apps etc, although not sure which ones exactly.. I always use MediaEncoder, even when working with AE it allows you to continue working inside AfterEffects while ME renders the projects separately..

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8/10/2015 1:57:12 AM (last edit: 8/10/2015 1:57:12 AM)
show user profile  Nanne
I used to fiddle with Fusion a few years ago, before Nuke entered the stage, because I saw that Blur Studio and Allan McKay where using it. It's pretty cool and nice to work with, I was pleasantly surprised when I noticed it was free, and if you can use it commercially as well, that's very cool! I also used Autodesk Composite (Toxic) for a while because it was free and offered a 32bit node based workflow that suited me much better then working in AE or PS for compositing.

But the question is, can you render out videos with H.264 MP4 of good quality and audio from Fusion?

Frustrating that you have to pay for Adobe CC just to render out videos! :/

Kristoffer Helander
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8/10/2015 9:02:12 AM (last edit: 8/10/2015 9:02:12 AM)
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