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Thomas Morter-Laing
Transcoding vs Capturing
on Sep 13, 2011 at 10:59:49 am

Sorry, pretty basic question, just worth checking-
If you capture as HDV and then transcode to prores 422 using (for example) MPEG Streamclip, will it yield the same quality as when you capture using HDV- Prores 422 in FCP7?

(PS, pls dont start telling me about prores not adding quality etc, Im talking more about transcoding generational degradation, not about why I should transcode to prores- just need to know if by using the HDV-prores capture setting, its essentially just transcoding on capture, rather than afterwards:).

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Rafael Amador
Re: Transcoding vs Capturing
on Sep 13, 2011 at 1:34:04 pm

[Thomas Morter-Laing] "If you capture as HDV and then transcode to prores 422 using (for example) MPEG Streamclip, will it yield the same quality as when you capture using HDV- Prores 422 in FCP7?"
When capturing in FC, the transcoding is done in RT while when you convert something on your computer things normally takes longer. I understand that in the second case the process can be done with more precision.
Capturing trough something like an AJA would be a different matter.
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Jeff Greenberg
Re: Transcoding vs Capturing
on Sep 13, 2011 at 4:43:18 pm

It will probably be the same quality, or the difference will be negligible.

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