So my question is this... If I am planning to do some reasonably heavy color correction in Color, is it a good idea to convert the DVCPRO HD files to ProRes422 so that I am color correcting in a 10 bit environment over 8 bit DVCPRO HD, or will it hurt me due to adding an extra level of compression, or will it just not make a difference?
Thanks for your help!
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[Noah Kadner]"I'd go to ProRes HQ so you have more latitude and less noise to work with..."
ProRes HQ is for 10-bit codecs, and for workflows above 1080 (2K, 4K). ProRes 422 is for 8-bit formats, like DVCPRO HD. But I wouldn't convert before I color corrected. I'd stick with sending DVCPRO HD to Color, then rendering out as ProRes. Then you get the benefit of the 10-bit color space, but don't need to waste time converting.