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Shilpa Jaisingh
QT format?
on Jul 5, 2011 at 7:44:57 am

Looking for an ideal format for a quicktime file for the purpose of archiving and broadcasting with a limited file size. Which codec would be the best?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: QT format?
on Jul 5, 2011 at 7:39:25 pm

Does it need to look good if you ever have to retrieve it?
Does it need to be immediately usable if you ever have to retrieve it?
Does it need to be in a codec that can be used years from now?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Shilpa Jaisingh
Re: QT format?
on Jul 5, 2011 at 8:57:39 pm

Yes...I would like to retrieve good quality at any point...I tested out few codecs and so far QuickTime with photo jpg seems like the right balance for quality and size...


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Dave LaRonde
Re: QT format?
on Jul 5, 2011 at 9:44:46 pm

I think Photo JPEG would be a very good codec for archival purposes. It's the codec used by the Artbeats stock footage company.

As long as you don't have to worry about 10-bit color, you made a good choice. If you need a codec that supports alpha channels, Quicktime's Animation would be a good choice.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Shilpa Jaisingh
Re: QT format?
on Jul 6, 2011 at 4:13:15 am

Do you think Photo jpg can be used for converting to mpeg2 broadcast or any file for the future??


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Dave LaRonde
Re: QT format?
on Jul 6, 2011 at 3:01:29 pm

Yes, I do. I think you will be pleased from the results you get from Photo JPEG

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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