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Edit 'Apple1080p saved/exported' clips in timeline & resave/export as Apple1080p w/no quality loss?
Edit 'Apple1080p saved/exported' clips in timeline & resave/export as Apple1080p w/no quality loss?
by Stephen Underwood on May 18, 2019 at 2:33:04 pm

Hi, The highest quality source footage clips I have access to were exported as "Apple 1080p". Is there a was to edit these clips in the timeline and then export without losing quality and end up with a A1080p file? If there is another workflow that would accomplish this, please advise. Thanks!

~ Steve Underwood

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Re: Edit 'Apple1080p saved/exported' clips in timeline & resave/export as Apple1080p w/no quality loss?
by Jeff Kirkland on May 18, 2019 at 11:17:53 pm

You can't edit and re-render without losing some quality, that's just how it works no matter what the source files, but it's virtually lossless. You'd have to do that many times over to see the difference between the original and the re-rendered version.

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Re: Edit 'Apple1080p saved/exported' clips in timeline & resave/export as Apple1080p w/no quality loss?
by Stephen Underwood on May 18, 2019 at 11:34:38 pm

Thanks so much. Just to be sure then... Share>Apple Devices 1080p, not "master file".

~ Steve Underwood

Computer: MacBook Pro, OS X 10.10.1
Processor: 2.6GHz, Intel Core i7, Memory: 16GB
Intel Iris Pro, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, FCX 10.1.4
Pegasus 4TB RAID


Re: Edit 'Apple1080p saved/exported' clips in timeline & resave/export as Apple1080p w/no quality loss?
by Bret Williams on May 19, 2019 at 7:05:02 pm

The settings can be changed on all those export templates so that in itself is essentially meaningless. BUT if you mean Apple Devices as in a medium quality "Apple Devices" m4v h264 codec file, then no, you're going to have pretty significant quality loss if you bring that back in and spit it back out an another medium quality m4v h264 file. Apple Devices "Computer" mp4 h264 codec file would be a better choice. That's a pretty high quality mp4 h264 codec file. It'll still face some degradation but not as bad.

If you mean Master File being Apple ProRes 422 or better, then yeah, it'll come back in and go back out pretty lossless.

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