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Antria Nicolaou
Export with FCP 7
on May 16, 2013 at 1:09:24 pm

Hey there,

I am working on a sequence with Apple ProRes footage and i want to export for the best quality in Apple ProRes HQ with frame sizw HD 1920 X 1080. What is the best way to do it? Thnx for you help


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Shane Ross
Re: Export with FCP 7
on May 16, 2013 at 3:46:06 pm

File>Export>Quicktime Movie. Self contained, using the sequence settings. Do not recompress. Taking a ProRes 422 and exporting as HQ won't increase the quality at all. In fact, doing that will re-encode it, causing one step generation loss.

If you want, you can change the Sequence Settings to ProRes HQ, re-render, then export.

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Antria Nicolaou
Re: Export with FCP 7
on May 16, 2013 at 3:51:15 pm

Thank you very much i will try to do that

Antria Nicolaou
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Antria Nicolaou
Re: Export with FCP 7
on May 17, 2013 at 12:49:38 pm

Hey again,
I export it like you advise me but for some reason the video does not play in any other computer apart for mac

Antria Nicolaou
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Shane Ross
Re: Export with FCP 7
on May 17, 2013 at 2:34:08 pm

IN order to view ProRes files, you need to have Quicktime 7 installed. Installer available at Apple.

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Simon Modery
Re: Export with FCP 7
on May 17, 2013 at 10:54:49 am

HQ is also said to be harmful for 8-bit color space footage, because it stretches it to 10 -bit, while the normal Prores allows the 8-bit to float in the 10-bit space.

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Shane Ross
Re: Export with FCP 7
on May 17, 2013 at 1:29:39 pm

[Simon Modery] "HQ is also said to be harmful for 8-bit color space footage, because it stretches it to 10 -bit, while the normal Prores allows the 8-bit to float in the 10-bit space."

I've never heard that. Where did you hear that? All ProRes formats are 10-bit...how would HQ cause damage? I know that it's overkill for 8 bit formats...all it has over regular ProRes 422 is file size. But never heard that it causes damage.

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Simon Modery
Re: Export with FCP 7
on May 17, 2013 at 1:47:30 pm

As far as I know (and actually I don't remember where I got it from) Prores keeps the original 256 steps of the 8 bit signal inside the 10bit colour space. Prores HQ on the other hand will blow the 8bit signal up so it stretches over the 1024 steps of the 10 bit space. So your material goes trough an unnecessary re-encoding process.
But probably this will never result in a perceptible quality loss.

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Simon Modery
Re: Export with FCP 7
on May 17, 2013 at 1:58:57 pm

Gary Adcock wrote this:

http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/8/1000923

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