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Elliot Mark
H264 Mov vs Pro Res vs DNxHD workflow in Premiere Pro CC?
on May 3, 2017 at 5:00:17 pm

Hi all,

Hoping someone can help with this edit workflow question:

I currently shoot video on Canon DSLRs (in H264 MOV format), and edit on a late 2009 iMac (2.8ghz i7 processor, 16gb memory).

The films I make are mainly for web rather than TV broadcast, and beyond basic colour grade / tidying up, have minimal effects added (no CGI).

Until recently, I used Final Cut Pro 7, using FCP's Log & Transfer function to import and edit footage in Pro Res 422 format.

Having just moved to Premiere Pro CC 2017, I'm trying to figure out the most efficient workflow with the best resulting image.

Should I import and edit in native H264 MOV? Or ingest and edit as either Pro Res or DNxHD?

If Pro Res or DNxHD, what's the best way to ingest (or import / transcode)?

I've been reading mixed things via Google; mainly Adobe-related articles explaining a native workflow, vs various articles sponsored by transcoding software companies, saying that transcoding will have a better result.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

Elliot


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Dave LaRonde
Re: H264 Mov vs Pro Res vs DNxHD workflow in Premiere Pro CC?
on May 3, 2017 at 6:09:58 pm

If you have enough storage, I say get it out of that H.264 acquisition codec.
Any kind of re-rendering will result in image degradation.

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


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Elliot Mark
Re: H264 Mov vs Pro Res vs DNxHD workflow in Premiere Pro CC?
on May 3, 2017 at 6:12:06 pm

Thanks Dave. Do you have any advice on which codec to transcode to, and how?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: H264 Mov vs Pro Res vs DNxHD workflow in Premiere Pro CC?
on May 3, 2017 at 6:21:59 pm

It's tough to beat the ProRes family of codecs, but I think as other people offer opinions you hear testimonies in favor of DNxHD as well.

I use both on my home machine, and since I frequently cut in Avid, I also use DNxHD/MXF -- no choice in the matter! I like 'em both. I'd say it's a coin toss.

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


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