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Matt Jones
Export Tests
on Nov 15, 2012 at 5:41:19 pm

Hey guys,

Been running some tests with some Canon 7D footage (1920x1080 24p) in FCP. I've used the Log and Transfer function to transcode to ProRes4444 (I know I should be using 422 HQ or LT) What is the cleanest workflow out of Final Cut to an .mov. I've tried the following with decent results:

QT Conversion to H.264 (Best Quality)

QT Conversion to ProRes 422 HQ

QT Conversion to ProRes 422

I do realize there is always the option of exporting as Self-contained QT then moving to Compressor, which I have not tried yet.The output files look fairly clean, but I was curious to know if they can be cleaner. And just to throw it out there, has anyone tried any .avi exports (we have clients that want to view on Windows machines and don't have QT player)

There are probably other threads with this info but I can't find any at this time.

Thanks ahead of time!


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Rafael Amador
Re: Export Tests
on Nov 15, 2012 at 5:46:29 pm

The best option is exporting the sequence with the current setting.
Never use QT Conversion.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Export Tests
on Nov 15, 2012 at 6:26:12 pm

Ask yourself two questions:
Should I keep an archive copy of the edited video in the best quality possible?
What am I expected to deliver when the edit is completed?

Answer those, and you have your answers. Typically, ProRes 422 is an excellent choice for the "best quality possible" option.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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