I desperately hope that someone here will come to my aid.
I have shot footage on Cannon 5D and 7D cameras to produce a corporate reel for a client on DVD and also to make available for sharing online...
I'm working on a fairly competent iMac and therefore not a Mac Pro with an abundance of processing power to create the end product.
Here are my questions:
1. To maintain the aspect ratio when viewed on a SD and HD televisions, to what codecs/file type must I convert the source (H.264 Linear PCM mov) files to enable a comfortable editing environment (eliminate dropping of frames) and
2. To what file type/codec must I export the sequence to create a crisp, clear and rich video file to compile the end product in DVD studio Pro?
I am South African and we use the PAL broadcast system as apposed to the US NTFS...
A chaet sheet or any documentation on when to use what will also be awesome so that I can wrap my head around codec's and file type management
Thanks so much for your time.
So in other words you would youse the mov files from the camera as they were shot? Shouldn't I convert them to Apple Pro Res or some other format (using Compressor) to work with them?
I just did 4 clips on the timeline with the settings you proposed and they worked fine?