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Eric Hickman
Uncompressed 10-bit VS. ProRes Workflow
on Feb 7, 2011 at 10:31:31 pm

I currently shoot on a Sony HVR-Z1U which uses the HDV format. After I import my video and finish the edit, I always export using QT Conversion to an Uncompressed 10-bit file so I will not loose ANY quality before compressing in Compressor. I was wondering, I've heard a lot about ProRes but am not sure I want to make the switch. Does it have any advantages over my uncompressed workflow?

Thanks!
Eric


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Michael Gissing
Re: Uncompressed 10-bit VS. ProRes Workflow
on Feb 8, 2011 at 1:28:30 am

[Eric Hickman] "Does it have any advantages over my uncompressed workflow?"

Only with file size and the ability to play back on a non RAID drive.


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Shane Ross
Re: Uncompressed 10-bit VS. ProRes Workflow
on Feb 8, 2011 at 2:35:09 am

Well, that's overkill. If you export a SELF CONTAINED QT movie, without compressing it to ANYTHING else, you are getting a full quality output. No need to go uncompressed....that is actually compressing it.

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Michael Gissing
Re: Uncompressed 10-bit VS. ProRes Workflow
on Feb 8, 2011 at 3:02:11 am

[Shane Ross] "you are getting a full quality output. No need to go uncompressed....that is actually compressing it."

Except if there is any rendering going on like grades, filters etc in which case it does help to render as a 10 bit signal to reduce banding. PreRes does a minro amount of compression but uncompressed is not doing any compression, just rendering with 10 bit grey scale and 422 color space


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