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Can you re-export an exported QT movie?

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Caroline Scott
Can you re-export an exported QT movie?
on Mar 30, 2015 at 11:48:41 pm

I have a large project which I need to add more to, but it is running slowly because I have a lot of layers. My plan is to do a File-Export-QT Movie, and then put that exported file in to my timeline, and edit on top of that. Will the quality of the file drop when I do another File-Export_QT Movie?

Thank you.

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Can you re-export an exported QT movie?
on Mar 31, 2015 at 12:18:09 am
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Mar 31, 2015 at 4:54:08 pm

It all depends on the codec you use for the export. ProRes 422? You're okay.
DV? Don't do it. H.264? It shouldn't have been used in the first place -- it should have been transcoded to ProRes 422.
File size too big if you export ProRes 422? You need more storage, and that means right now.

Dave LaRonde
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