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James Bayliss-Smith
DVC Pro / prores on export? workflow advice
on Mar 19, 2014 at 8:52:38 am

Hi I work in news and we shoot DVC pro 50 but set the camera to 25mps.

1st question is this just plain DVC pro (when we use 25 Mps instead of 50?)

I always 'share' to prores 422 then compress to send our stories. I recently realised that DVC Pro is also an option on the share master file menu.

2nd Q what are the benefits of converting to ProRes 422, if I stick to DVC Pro them I'm not really converting the footage upon export? Why would I want to export pross 422 if I can work natively?

3rd What's the difference between DVC pro and DVC pro 50?

thanks


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Andy Neil
Re: DVC Pro / prores on export? workflow advice
on Mar 19, 2014 at 9:51:10 am

[James Bayliss-Smith] "1st question is this just plain DVC pro (when we use 25 Mps instead of 50?)"

Yes. DVCPro 25 is just regular DVCPro/DV NTSC codec.

[James Bayliss-Smith] "2nd Q what are the benefits of converting to ProRes 422"

None. Since you're acquiring DV, your quality will never be better than DV.

Andy

https://plus.google.com/u/0/107277729326633563425/videos


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Bret Williams
Re: DVC Pro / prores on export? workflow advice
on Mar 19, 2014 at 2:39:07 pm

That's true for the video content. But since everything gets recompressed, unlike legacy, you're saving a generation. Plus any graphics or titles would retain their quality and detail and not get run through the DV ringer. But, if it's going to end up back as DV at any point downstream, then yeah, no point.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: DVC Pro / prores on export? workflow advice
on Mar 19, 2014 at 6:23:26 pm

[James Bayliss-Smith] "3rd What's the difference between DVC pro and DVC pro 50?"

Double the bandwidth and less color sampling. In PAL DV is 4:2:0, and DV50 is 4:2:2.


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