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Joseph Owens
Re: Best codec/container for my short film
on Feb 18, 2015 at 6:01:13 pm

[Matthias Noe] "I'm going to export a short film of mine from Premiere for my colorist, who has never worked with Davinci Resolve before. "

What could possibly go wrong?


"1) It has to be effectively lossless."
"2) It has to be compatible with Resolve."
"3) As indicated in 1), size is an issue."
"Our output resolution will be FullHD (1920 x1080) progressive, the film was shot with 25fps, and the final cut adds up to a length of almost 14 minutes."


JPEG2000 is more effectively a release format, created to be used with DCI/DCP exhibition in mind. Not really a post production format.

Good, Fast, Cheap prevails. ProRes 422 and DNxHD X would be good choices... both are 10-bit containers. You will be looking at about 1 GB per minute, so in your case the final file size will be around 15 GB. Probably about 16-24 hours to upload with moderately capable net subscriptions -- kind of looks like you would need Aspera service as most consumer-level file sharing does not go above 2 GB at a time -- some "Pro-sumer" level file-sharing services allow up to 10 GB at a time for $120 per year. FedEx would be faster and cheaper.

Bon Chance.

jPo

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