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Pat Fairbairn
How much quality will I lose if I edit in H264 instead of ProRes?
on May 12, 2011 at 4:29:38 am

I'm editing a short film shot on the 5D right now. I've edited the whole thing in the original h264 format without converting it to ProRes. How much quality will I lose if I dont sub in ProRes footage?

The only program I may send it to is Color so there won't be too much extra compression going on.

So will the lower quality be noticeable? or is ProRes more just for easy editing?


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Shane Ross
Re: How much quality will I lose if I edit in H264 instead of ProRes?
on May 12, 2011 at 5:53:47 am

Quality isn't the issue...workability is. Color, for example, will not be able to work with H.264 files.

Converting to ProRes is so you can work with the footage in an editing codec that FCP and Color and others work with.

Shane

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Rafael Amador
Re: How much quality will I lose if I edit in H264 instead of ProRes?
on May 12, 2011 at 8:52:46 am

The problem with editing H264 is that, until you have exported your master, you have huge possibilities to need to restart your project from scratches.
rafael

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