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Shane O'Brien
XDCAM... rendering to ProRes?
on Aug 5, 2011 at 9:55:25 pm

Hi there,
I haven't worked with XDCAM before. I have a bunch of footage shot on an EX1 - brought it into FCP 6... did not convert to ProRes. I saw in another forum thread that it was recommended to keep it in XDCAM but to set preferences to render to ProRes - why is that?
Many thanks,
Shane


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Jeff Greenberg
Re: XDCAM... rendering to ProRes?
on Aug 7, 2011 at 8:37:31 pm

Because XDCAM is very lossy - you wouldn't really want lossy renders, particularly when it comes to graphics and text. By switching to ProRes you're giving it a codec optimized for post production - it's not uncompressed, but it doesn't have the demands of uncompressed.

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Shane O'Brien
Re: XDCAM... rendering to ProRes?
on Aug 8, 2011 at 8:34:13 pm

Thanks for your reply!


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