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Mujtaba Khan
4444 to DCP
on Jan 15, 2017 at 5:40:03 pm

Hello friends,
How many times a Prores 4444 file can render again until it starts losing some quality for cinema workflow ??


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Dave LaRonde
Re: 4444 to DCP
on Jan 15, 2017 at 9:46:35 pm

Theoretically, about 20 times. That's a LOT, and if you have to go that many generations, there's something very wrong with your workflow.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Mujtaba Khan
Re: 4444 to DCP
on Jan 16, 2017 at 9:17:53 pm

Dave, I edited complete film online, red one footage. I did VfX on original footage, rendered them out 4444 and replaced on timeline now other than VFX shots my timeline is online. Now I will divide the timiline to 4 parts and then I will export each part to davinci and render out to 4444 after grading. When I will have complete movie rendered out to 4444 in 4 parts then I will export required formats including DCP drom those 4444 parts.. What do you suggest Dave?


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Tero Ahlfors
Re: 4444 to DCP
on Jan 16, 2017 at 10:24:34 pm

If your master is in Prores 4444 they won't lose quality when you render them out to a different format.


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Mujtaba Khan
Re: 4444 to DCP
on Jan 17, 2017 at 8:01:11 pm

Thanks tehro.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: 4444 to DCP
on Jan 16, 2017 at 11:45:20 pm

[Mujtaba Khan] "What do you suggest Dave?"

I suggest taking a deep breath, then slowly releasing it through pursed lips. Relax -- you'll be fine. I counted 3 generations in your description. That's a lot less than 20 generations.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Mujtaba Khan
Re: 4444 to DCP
on Jan 17, 2017 at 8:00:10 pm

Thank you so much Dave. We new people don't have to worry about anything when great people like you are there to help us. ☺


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