Easily transcode any media to any format using FFmpeg

When working in motion pictures, it can be a big pain to export/transcode/deliver medias in some formats, and the transcoding process itself can take a very long time. FFmpeg – a cross-platform free software – can help you a lot: it’s lightning fast, and supports any formats you may need, even proRes on Windows platforms for instance. Using it may seem difficult as it’s a command line tool, but I’m explaining here how to easily and efficiently use it!

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Using the command line on Windows

We’re all used to using the mouse and nice user interfaces when working on a computer, but sometimes using a command line can be very useful! For instance, it’s the best way to encode videos and audio using the excellent FFmpeg, or using the command line renderer of After Effects. I’m going to explain here the basics of the command line on Windows.

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