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Walter SoykaRe: HD workflow???
by on Apr 4, 2012 at 6:09:54 pm

[Tibor Bernscherer] "The effects are various, I'm using adjustment layers for coloring, muzzle flashes and smoke elements (not many), and time re-mapping (slow motion). I'm using the H264 version as it's only about 300MB. but I'm compositing only like 3 minutes of the movie, the rest is just effected by the coloring adjustment layer on AE CS3. But I still don't have a clue how I'm going to apply the same effects to the prores422 version, which is like 15 gigabytes, and my desktop would probably die if I tried to import the footage and apply the effects on it."

Use the ProRes version.

This may seem counterintuitive, but H.264 is extremely complex to decode. If you use the ProRes 422 media instead, your computer will actually have vastly less computation to perform and your render times will drop sharply.

Also, prior to CS5, AE's support for H.264 (or any other interframe compression) was dodgy at best. Even if you can render, it's likely you'll have strange glitches in your final render.

Walter Soyka
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