We recently finished editing a documentary film shot in both HDV 1080i60 and
DVCPro HD 1080p30 and then edited on a DVCPro HD 1080p sequence in Final Cut
Pro. We're getting ready to move the film onto HDCAM tape and are getting contradictory information about how to export the film. Some places are saying we need to export in ProRe HQ. Others say Uncompressed 8bit 4:2:2. Still others say self contained quick time movie with the same settings as our sequence.
Can someone help us sort out the noise here? The goal, obviously, is the highest quality tape and we'd hate to export it in the wrong format. Thanks
Thanks for trying to help us out. No, we're not moving this ourselves. We're taking the file to a post house for that. The problem is that each of the three post houses I spoke with gave us different advice for exporting - ProRes, keeping the file as is and Uncompressed 8bit 4:2:2. Since these houses are new to us, we suspect we need to know a bit more before going in next week.