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Michael Moyers
Mac to PC Workflow Question
on Apr 7, 2015 at 4:26:03 pm

We have our office all PCs using Vegas Pro 13. A new intern has come and uses her Mac Book to edit on Adobe and can render to a number of formats but when we have her render out her videos to bring to one of our Vegas timeline we can not find a high quality render format that we can see on our machines. She is rendering out MOVs but we either do not have the proper codecs on our PCs or the renders will be a ridiculously huge sizes.

What video format should she use that will keep the video quality and still allow us to view it on our machines.

Thanks in advance,
Michael

Michael Moyers
Owner / Administrator
Just Rite Design
Just Rite Productions
http://www.justriteproductions.com


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John Rofrano
Re: Mac to PC Workflow Question
on Apr 7, 2015 at 7:17:31 pm

[Michael Moyers] "What video format should she use that will keep the video quality and still allow us to view it on our machines."
The safest format from a color/gamma perspective is Avid DNxHD. You will need to install this codec on both the Mac and your PC's but it will not shift color or gamma which is a common problem between the PC and Mac. She can render ProRes 422 files and you should be able to read them on your PC but you will not be able to render ProRes to give back to her so if you are only transferring from Mac to PC then ProRes 422 is a good format. If you are really more concerned with file size than quality she can render AVC/H.264 MP4 files and send them to you on the PC. Those should read easily on a PC.

~jr

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