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on Jan 18, 2007 at 10:45:40 pm

I have a client who wants to know the differences between the two formats and which one is better. I orginally wanted DVCPRO50 becuase it is a good format for editing. The client is saying they want MPEG2@30MBPS.
What I do know is that MPEG a better at compressing file size, it is the format for broadcast transmission and most likely be around longer than any the tape formats. Anyone else have any other reason to pick MPEG2
This would be a great help in getting the right file format for the client

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Matt Larson
on Jan 24, 2007 at 5:31:57 pm

Well XDCAM HD can be MPEG2@35Mbps, and many people compare that (some favorably, some not) to DVCProHD 100Mbps. You can edit in both, but I would choose DVCProHD over XDCAM HD to edit (In FCP anyway).

Regardless, if the footage is native XDCAM HD, you CAN edit natively, although many people digitize this to DVCProHD for editing ease. I would never convert footage to XDCAM HD for editing though.

Or, more likely, look around you edit room and see if any of your magazines have a headline on the cover like: "MPEG2@30MBPS is the next DV!"

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