Adobe Media Encoder Forum
by paul gregory on Feb 1, 2016 at 12:40:22 pm


Just a quick question - will i loose any detail/ quality if i transcode 50mbps XDCAM 422 clip to ProRes HQ. I know the pro res has a much higher bit rate but is it better just to go with the native XDCAM? (50mbps is more than enough)

Thanks in advance!


Re: Trancoding
by Ryan Holmes on Feb 1, 2016 at 2:56:11 pm

What's your reason for going to ProRes? Editing format? Compatibility with other editors/vfx? Standard workflow practices?

You don't really lose any quality, but you also don't gain any either. So unless you have a specific reason or need to transcode to ProRes there's nothing wrong with XDCAM.

Ryan Holmes