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Rich Kaelin
Re: ki pro mini & convergent nano flash
on Mar 17, 2011 at 7:20:11 pm

Like it says above...apple prores is great but eats space. If this helps your consideration, we distribute media to HUNDREDS of outlets ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND WORLD on CF cards recorded in our nanoFlash units, and no one seems to have a problem. While there is a codec for prores playback available to Windows users, it is, as far as I know, Player only. We have had great success with nanoFlash compatibility.

Another note, I have been told you can have the best of both worlds. While re-encoding your raw long GOP footage will not improve the quality and just consumes drive space, in Final Cut you can create a Sequence that is prores, and use your XDCAM EX footage from nanoFlash. It will edit fine, and when you render final sequence, all will be prores, leaving fewer artifacts. Honestly, I never see any problems in my native timelines either, but I hear a lot of concern about it.

Bottom line (in my humble opinion) HD video is always compressed for distribution...period. Blu-ray is, cable and satellite are, and so is every cloud based distribution (i.e. web viewing) You don't want to step on quality too much, but if you can't see a difference in the edit room, don't lose too much sleep over it. 25 years ago one of my early mentors told me, "This is a great business, there are no rules...if it looks right, it is right." Of course, he was referring to the new styles of shooting and editing that now seem common today, but were unorthodox back then.

Rich Kaelin
Kaelin Motion Production Services
New York


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