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greg janza
Re: h.264 with Five Audio Channels?
on Aug 8, 2019 at 3:37:48 pm
Last Edited By greg janza on Aug 8, 2019 at 3:42:46 pm

You are correct that H264 is a fantastic codec to create high quality files at a very small file size. The problem though is that H264 is an acquisition format and delivery format but it shouldn't be used as an editing codec. The simple reason for this is that H264 is a codec that requires a lot of CPU processing power for playback.

Proxies are literally stand in files for the high resolution media so there's no need to get hung up on image quality when creating the proxies. And yes, you must create proxies with exact matching audio channels in order for Premiere to link them.

I would advocate that you use Cineform. It's an excellent codec that creates files at a variety of quality levels, has full customization of audio channels and is optimized for editing which means your Premiere project will work at maximum efficiency. And in 2019, the file sizes should be a non-issue since hard drive space is dirt cheap.

And if you really want to make the proxy creation workflow efficient use Resolve instead of Adobe Media Encoder.

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