In a perfect world, file creation of all kinds would be a faster than real-time process, letting you move through your workflow at the pace you want. And, you would be able to edit the files you’ve created right away and not create a new export.
Whether it’s for an H.264 file or any other type of file, a revision requires you to create the entire file again. And, if your H.264 files aren’t hardware accelerated, the process of creating them can take f-o-r-e-v-e-r.
Now, there’s a way forward. H.264 insert edit, available as a plugin for both Adobe Premiere and Avid Media Composer and within cineXtools, can eliminate that headache. Insert edit can cut down on the re-export cycles necessary when using H.264 files for review, empowering you to streamline the way you work.
About the Beta Program
Sign up for the beta program to get a free 3 month license of H.264 insert for cineXtools and cineXplugins. Once you’ve redeemed your license, download the beta software for both cineXtools and cineXplugins. You will only be able to open and insert-edit to H.264 files with your beta program license. If you aren’t a paid subscriber you can get access to the rest of cineX here with a free 7-day trial license. If you come across any issues, report them here.
H.264 Insert Workflow
Just like the cineX ProRes workflow, you’ll need to create an insertable H.264 file. You can do so with your raster and bitrate using one of the free tools that cineX creates – a free H.264 export plugin, with cineX-Transcoder, a watchfolder-based transcode utility or within the cineXtools application itself.
Remote Insert and H.264 for Collaboration
As we all work from home (#WFH), we need tools for collaboration and review that use very little bandwidth. Combining H.264 insert with cineXtools Remote Insert gives you that power, because you’re only sending the change, which could be as small as a few frames to be inserted for review, instead of the entire file to your project collaborators.
Other Use Cases
Whether you’re creating a non-standard raster H.264 for VR, HDR-enabled H.264 for high-end film review or dozens of versions of H.264 viewing copies for various stakeholders, being able to insert edit to H.264 will save you a ton of time, energy and effort. The possibilities for H.264 insert edit are endless since it’s the “go-to” format for productions and projects of nearly any size and scope.
To learn more and join our beta program to see how H.264 insert edit can benefit your real-time workflow, visit here.