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andy patterson
Re: Is this why the new Mac Pro has been taking so long?
on Apr 2, 2017 at 8:28:55 pm

[Tony West] "[andy patterson] "Why trans-code to Pro Res? "

Because most people will have to ultimately deliver in that anyway right?"


Maybe maybe not. Some people use Red Cameras for commercials that will be output to 1920 X 1080i for broadcast. Some may output to Pro Res some may opt for AVCHD Intra or even MJPEG. There is the Cineform Codec as well as H.264. Some people are using the Red Cameras (R3D files) for YouTube videos. Even if you are to output (render) to Pro Res for delivery why trans-code 2-200 hours of video files to Pro Res? I wouldn't do it. Trans-coding would waste time and would also be like skipping a generation in the world of analogue tapes. Some data would be lost from the original. Especially when going from an R3D file or Camera RAW file to Pro Res. Pro Res is a good codec but it is not as good as R3D or camera RAW files. It is easier for FCPX to playback Pro Res so trans-coding makes sense if you have an inept and low powered editing system.


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