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should i always use lossless??
on Jun 21, 2005 at 12:41:43 pm

ok i have buddy that needs to give me some files for re-editing. i work on a pc using vegas and after effects (i go back and forth alot between the two programs).

now my friend works on a mac and he has footage from imoive and FCP.

now my question is should he give me the footage as .mov or .mov lossless?
when i was in school we worked on macs and i was always told to simply keep everything in quicktime formatt but then i come to learn about lossless and like i said before i go back and forth between my NLE and AE (i mean a lot). so should i always make sure im using a lossless or is simply having a .mov good enough??

sorry if i sound stupid :)

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Charles Simonson
Re: should i always use lossless??
on Jun 24, 2005 at 4:08:54 pm

Just tell your friend to export the final movie to whatever native format he edited it in originally. ie, a DV25 project should be exported as a .dv. If he absolutely wants to convert it to QT, then tell him to use the Motion-JPEG or Uncompressed codec. Unless he was using HDV source material, then you should be good.

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