Probably the most common support question for Hippotizer is: what kinds of media will it encode?
We strive to make the answer "everything". However, the vagaries of codecs make this very hard and a constant battle.
At present (Beta 6) the answer is: basically everything, except ProRes 422 and Mpeg 2.
Please bear in mind that in general, the resolution needs to be divisible by 4 (x and y) so, 4096 x 2160 will work, but 4097 x 2160 will not.
Here is the list of tested codecs in the current release version:
Mpeg2 -- (.mpg) Does Not Work
Mpeg2 -- (.m2v) Does Not Work
Mpeg4 -- Works
ProRes422-- Does Not Work
ProRes420-- Works ProRes444 -- Works ProRes444 + Alpha -- Works ProRes444 + Alpha + Audio -- Works FlexRes -- Works
AVI -- Works
Tiff -- Works Png -- Works Png + Alpha -- Works
PhotoJpeg -- Works Animation RGB -- Works
Animation RGB + Alpha -- Works
Animation RGB + Alpha + Audio -- Works H264 -- Works Hap Does Not Work
Indeo -- Works Indeo + Alpha Does Not Work
PAL -- Works PAL Animation + Alpha -- Works PAL Indeo Video + Alpha -- Works PAL Planar RGB + Alpha -- Works PAL PNG + Alpha -- Works PAL Targa + Alpha -- Works PAL Tiff + Alpha -- Works PAL Uncompressed + Alpha -- Works
Jpeg ≤ 4k -- Works Jpeg 8k Does Not Work
Png ≤ 4k -- Works
Png 8k Does Not Work
Png + Alpha -- Works Tiff -- Works
Targa -- Works Targa + Alpha -- Works
.wav (8/16bit-1ch) Does Not Work
.wav (16bit-2/6ch) -- Works .wav (24bit-2/8ch) Does Not Work
.wav (32bit-2/8ch) Does Not Work
.mp3 -- Works .aif Does Not Work
.mpa Does Not Work
We are always working to improve this list, and will update with each release.
Personally I would use Hap. This is due to speed as it doesn't have to be re-encoded but it really does depend on your workflow. The best place to check this is the release notes as it can sometimes vary from release to release. There is an AE plugin but only for Windows based AE. We don't actually narrow it down on purpose because of all of the variations involved and type of content and workflows. Release notes, manual, and AE files are here: green-hippo.app.box.com/v/421Release