Avid Media Composer v5 Export to CineForm MOV

With Avid's support of third-party QuickTime codecs in Media Composer 5, more and more filmmakers are choosing CineForm as their online and master codec. The question has come up of how to render CineForm MOVs out of MC5, and here's a quick tutorial to answer that!

1. File->Export

2. Select "Send to QT Movie" in the Export Setting dropdown at the
bottom of the export window.

3. Select an output location and input output file name.

4. Click "Options" to the right of the Export Setting dropdown

In the "Options" window:

- Export As: "QuickTime Movie"
- Width x Height: match your source or input desired scale size
- Select "601/709" if you have NOT selected "Enable 4:4:4 encoding". If
you have, select "RGB"
- Display Aspect Ratio: "Native Dimensions" if you are not scaling,
desired output if you are.

5. Click "Format Options..."

- Sound: Checked, uncompressed, 48kHz, 16-bit, Stereo
6. Click "Settings"


- Compression Type: CineForm HD/4K/3D
- Frame Rate: Current
- Depth: Millions of Colors+
- Quality (Set at user discretion, recommended "High" or "Best")

7. Quality Options: "Enable 4:4:4 encoding" and "Interlaced video
source" are options to use at your discretion

8. Click "OK" as you navigate back to the original "Export" window, and click "OK" again to start your export.

9. Upon completion, go back to your project bin, right-click and select "Link to AMA File(s)..." and
navigate to your new file.

For 3D projects, you will want to do one of these renders for each eye, then mux the outputs back together for a 3D master, as described here: http://techblog.cineform.com/?p=3071

1. File->Export
2. Select "Send to QT Movie" in the Export Setting dropdown at the
bottom of the export window.
3. Click "Options" to the right of the Export Setting dropdown
4. In the "Options" window:
A. Export As: "QuickTime Movie"
B. Select "Custom" and click "Format Options..."
C. In the "Format Options..." window:
i. Click "Settings"
a. Compression Type: CineForm HD/4K/3D
b. Frame Rate: Current
c. Depth: Millions of Colors+
d. Quality (Set at user discretion, recommended "High" or "Best")
e. Quality Options: "Enable 4:4:4 encoding" and "Interlaced video
source" are user options
ii. Sound: Checked, uncompressed, 48kHz, 16-bit, Stereo
D. Width x Height: match your source or input desired scale size
E. Select "601/709" if you have NOT selected "Enable 4:4:4 encoding". If
you have, select "RGB"
F. Display Aspect Ratio: "Native Dimensions" if you are not scaling,
desired output if you are.
5. Select an output location and input output file name.
6. Go back to bin, right-click and select "Link to AMA File(s)..." and
navigate to your new file.
(Repeat if necessary for other eye)
1. File->Export
2. Select "Send to QT Movie" in the Export Setting dropdown at the
bottom of the export window.
3. Click "Options" to the right of the Export Setting dropdown
4. In the "Options" window:
A. Export As: "QuickTime Movie"
B. Select "Custom" and click "Format Options..."
C. In the "Format Options..." window:
i. Click "Settings"
a. Compression Type: CineForm HD/4K/3D
b. Frame Rate: Current
c. Depth: Millions of Colors+
d. Quality (Set at user discretion, recommended "High" or "Best")
e. Quality Options: "Enable 4:4:4 encoding" and "Interlaced video
source" are user options
ii. Sound: Checked, uncompressed, 48kHz, 16-bit, Stereo
D. Width x Height: match your source or input desired scale size
E. Select "601/709" if you have NOT selected "Enable 4:4:4 encoding". If
you have, select "RGB"
F. Display Aspect Ratio: "Native Dimensions" if you are not scaling,
desired output if you are.
5. Select an output location and input output file name.
6. Go back to bin, right-click and select "Link to AMA File(s)..." and
navigate to your new file.
(Repeat if necessary for other eye)
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