With hundreds of 15 second clips to output it is just not practical to have a multi-stage render process. I do not have the time to render out image sequences, then convert to delivery format in Media Encoder or similar. I absolutely NEED a single stage render direct to mp4.
I have all the other details worked out with extensive nested use of take system, and I thought all was well, but…
For some reason, the mp4s output by C4d are not accepted by Twitter, Meta-Z metadata tagger, and a few other critical apps or platforms. I have no idea why. I have tried every combination of mp4 render settings I could think of, and clips with seemingly same settings coming out of ME have no problems.
At this point, if I can’t fix this, I’ll have to abandon C4d, and recreate the entire template in AE or similar. I REALLY don’t want to do that. I like everything else about the C4d workflow better, but since I absolutely must have a single stage render:
Is there some 3rd party renderer, codec pack, or other addon that would either give more options for the mp4 output, or at least get around whatever it is that TW and others find unacceptable about the mp4’s output by C4d?
If anyone has a guess what exactly the issue might be, I’m all ears. I THINK I’ve tried all the relevant options, but here are most common specs:
Keyframes set to 60 (frame rate is 30)
Bit rate set to 8000