Editing from .mp4

Dan Sherman wrote on 7/27/2014, 2:28 PM
Client wants some lower thirds, cuts, intro chopped and replaced etc.
Project is four years old and I've looked everywhere for the .veg file, but with no success.
Is there a way I can drag the.mp4 file onto the timeline, edit it and re-render without a lot of degradation?
Thanks in advance for forgoing the lecture about backing up files.
Self flagellation seems to be doing the trick nicely.
Much appreciated..


Laurence wrote on 7/27/2014, 2:33 PM
Mp4 is just a container much like avi, mov, or mxf. It doesn't tell us anything about the video compression used. Is it h264 or mpeg2 (like in XDcam mp4)?
relaxvideo wrote on 7/27/2014, 2:36 PM
drag to timeline, edit and frameserve to ripbot264
ushere wrote on 7/27/2014, 6:15 PM
a little blaspheme...

if it's a hq mp4 just do what you have to do and call it quits.

the degradation on one generation will probably be quite insignificant....

Laurence wrote on 7/27/2014, 9:50 PM
Well an XDcam mp4 is actually mpeg2 compression and could be smart rendered.
Dan Sherman wrote on 7/30/2014, 3:22 PM
This was shot with a Panasonic HPX 170 720 30p, using P2 cards and rendered to Main Concept mp4..avc template in SVP 12.
That any help?
musicvid10 wrote on 7/30/2014, 3:46 PM
What is the final delivery format for the edited video?