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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 30 Jan 2022 22:42 #118698

Alex Raccuglia runs through the features of his new app, Ulti.Media Converter, a very simple but powerful file converter.

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 31 Jan 2022 13:40 #118699

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So it’s about $4.46 USD, which is insanely cheap. This is the app QTX should have become. Love it, purchasing it ASAP! Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 31 Jan 2022 16:13 #118701

Thanks! 😊

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 31 Jan 2022 17:51 #118704

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UPDATE.
Oups. I didn't notice that I needed a more recent system.
I'll get it when I upgrade.
Great app.
I will be downloading the trial for sure.

Thank you.

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 31 Jan 2022 22:56 #118708

Great app! I need to convert the footage with the alpha channel from mov. in prores 444. Is it possible to add alpha channel support in the future?

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 01 Feb 2022 06:51 #118712

Hi Gafurov,
I don't understand clearly the request but I'm interested.
Do you need to convert a movie with alpha channel (in which format?) to ProRes 4444 with alpha?
Do you have a sample so I can test?

Thanks.Alex

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 01 Feb 2022 07:00 #118713

Yes, I have footages with a transparent alpha channel, how would it be better for me to convert them to Prores (or another fast format) while maintaining the transparency alpha channel?
here is an example file
drive.google.com/file/d/1jCn7n8Dry0sT9ys..._kc/view?usp=sharing

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 01 Feb 2022 08:38 #118715

Yes, I have footages with a transparent alpha channel, how would it be better for me to convert them to Prores (or another fast format) while maintaining the transparency alpha channel?

what is the codec of you present "alpha channel" .mov ?
(no way to DL your sample)

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 01 Feb 2022 09:13 #118716

The link is not a link... 😞

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 01 Feb 2022 10:08 #118717

I'm sorry! corrected the link. this is a .mov file

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 01 Feb 2022 10:46 #118719

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Yes, I have footages with a transparent alpha channel, how would it be better for me to convert them to Prores (or another fast format) while maintaining the transparency alpha channel?
here is an example file
drive.google.com/file/d/1jCn7n8Dry0sT9ys..._kc/view?usp=sharing

That clip already IS ProRes 4444 so there is nothing to convert? Kind of has to be 4444, too, since that is the only format that even supports an alpha channel, outside of maybe H.265.

And ".mov" is merely the container format which says nothing about the material contained within, so effectively irrelevant. It could just as well have been an MXF.

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 01 Feb 2022 10:47 #118720

Actually I never felt the need to produce an h.265 with alpha channel, but this is an engaging challenge. I'll keep you updated. 😊

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 01 Feb 2022 10:55 #118721

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Actually I never felt the need to produce an h.265 with alpha channel, but this is an engaging challenge. I'll keep you updated. 😊
Think proxies for footage that has an alpha channel. That's the problem with using ProRes Proxy. You lose any and all alphas.

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 01 Feb 2022 11:05 #118722

Uhm... Sure, there's no proxy with ProRes 4444.
But...
I would never use a proxy for al alpha channel(ed) video.

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 01 Feb 2022 11:22 #118723

Thanks for the clarifications, friends. I have little experience with this! it seems I messed up and threw off the wrong file for an example :) this file has most likely already been converted to prores using the Kyno program (I used it to convert videos to Prores 444 before it stopped developing) The fact is that I have footages in the outdated quicktime .mov format (with an alpha channel) that were not imported into the file cat and compressor. and I have to do their conversion to prores 444 to save the alpha. Transparency is preserved in Kyno. If you add this feature it would be very cool. I hope you will understand me. I'm sorry if I'm misrepresenting my thought)

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 01 Feb 2022 14:10 #118724

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 Uhm... Sure, there's no proxy with ProRes 4444.

Yes and no. If you auto-generate proxies on import into FCP and there are 4444 clips among your selection, as of a more recent version FCP is in fact smart enough to NOT make proxies from them with alpha so as to avoid unpleasant surprises. But… at the cost of file sizes obviously.

I would never use a proxy for al alpha channel(ed) video.

Really? I do it all the time for animations that I need to include in proxy-only libraries and want to shrink to a fraction of their original size for collaboration.

 in the outdated quicktime .mov format

There's nothing "outdated" about Quicktime. Again: the container format is irrelevant. The only relevant information is CODEC. I can only assume that you mean that they were somehow created with the Animation codec. The only codec until the advent of PR4444 that supported an alpha channel, and is now deprecated, yes. But AFAIK you can use both VLC or Handbrake to open and transcode them.

(I used it to convert videos to Prores 444 before it stopped developing)

KYNO still works just fine and development hasn't officially stopped either.

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 01 Feb 2022 16:24 #118725

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H.265 doesn't support alpha channel.

You're confusing the old QT Framework with the modern media frameworks Apple uses in macOS. ProRes 4444 and all other ProRes flavors have been updated for the new framework. It's not outdated or undeveloped, it is alive and kicking, my friend. .Mov is still a valid file extension as long as the .mov wrapper is not using outdated QT Framework codecs.

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 01 Feb 2022 16:39 #118728

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H.265 doesn't support alpha channel.

Wrong. Again. Sorry. 🤷🏼‍♂️

Never mind that I just said that I do it all the time.

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 02 Feb 2022 16:05 #118735

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It doesn't in FCP and Compressor.

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Ulti.Media Converter: The Swiss Army Knife for the Videomaker! 02 Feb 2022 17:13 #118741

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It doesn't in FCP and Compressor.

Seriously?

*sigh* 🙄

I hate repeating myself, but… (see above… then below…)

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