I need to make some trips back and forth between adding FX in AE and editing in DR, and I don't want to degrade my footage with serial compressions (I'm of the photographers' "never do multiple saves on JPEGs" school).
What are my best choices for loseless (or minimally loseless) output settings when I render between these apps?
OSX High Sierra 10.13.3
iMac 27" late 2013
3.5 GHz Intel Core i7
24 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4 GB
We're partial to QT animation Best. Its uncompressed but run length encoded so it ends up generating a smaller file (in MB) than say an AVI uncompressed. The down side is that its only 8bit.
There used to be a format of EXR that was RLE but gave you all the color head room you like. But if size isn't an issue then EXR, Cineon or ACES should fit the bill - its what they were designed for. Just make sure to check the flavour of each as there are different modes.