I have an issue. We have a limited amount of space in our server. Currently we have a mix of video formats, ranging from apple pro res, Xdcam, dvcprohd, HDV, SD, H264. We are currently using FCP 7 and thinking about switching to Avid due to its handling of H264 editing. A few questions:
1. To create more storage, is the idea of transcoding all footage to H264 a good idea? ...especially due to its size and quality?
2. The transcoding from H264 to other formats, such as apple pro res, mpeg2 and broadcasting... how will the quality differ?
3. What solutions are people using to archive large amount of footage?