Support for export of MP4’s natively from Flame


In the following post it’s something written about native mp4 support in Flame.

What would such a native mp4 support change?


Currently we have a lot of web deliverables that require .mp4 deliverables. And we’d like native export of those deliverables. That’s it. :slight_smile:

As long as there is licensing issues with mp4 I’m pretty sure that’s not going to be an option.

Thank’s for the informations. I haven’t tried yet to export to mp4, but my idea was, that I saw mp4-export in a tutorial (fxpdh?)

→ And we’d like native export of those deliverables. That’s it. :slight_smile:
Does that mean, mp4-export can not be done within the GUI of Flame?


It exports an mp4 as a mov, not a .mp4.

joe99 –

When I work with a client that DEFINITELY MUST HAVE MP4, I make an uncompressed 10-bit YUV local export and run that through HandBrake to make a high bitrate .mp4

Every .mp4 I’ve made from Flame looks terrible, regardless of the available settings.

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wow, uncompressed. That’s a long time (over 10 years) that I created something like that. Just curious, are you not using ProRes? ProRes 4444 is high quality and good and fast and smaller than Uncompressed.

Must be LA clients. Them and their uncompressed.

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Today was a perfect beach day, randy. [hugs]

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PVR, I only keep the uncompressed QTs long enough to make the .mp4s. It’s not as much of an overhead as it might seem at first look.

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And the above was sent without malice, randy! :grin:

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Yup! It’s funny you can usually tell where clients live based on deliverables.

Glad the beach was gorgeous! Still cold here!!!

just curious, but how much would you estimate the MP4-licensing fee for Flame? Is it really that expensive that Autodesk does not like to shoulder the costs?

Perhaps a mini-contest… “Stump The Exporter”?

I think I have a unique candidate to submit but I’ll defer to Randy & Andy how to run it. It sure would be fun to try and guess a client’s location based on their deliverables list.