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Re: FCP7 crashes before project opens - Is Prores 422HQ culprit?

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Shane Ross
Re: FCP7 crashes before project opens - Is Prores 422HQ culprit?
on Jan 28, 2016 at 6:12:18 pm

[Mabel Valdiviezo] "Since h264 is compressed and I am having to convert to prores to edit in FCP7, does it matter whether the prores flavor is 422 or 422HQ?"

No. ProRes 422 is plenty fine. The only thing gained by using ProRes HQ would be 50% larger file sizes. No more quality. That's really intended for 10-bit camera masters, like RED or ALEXA.

[Mabel Valdiviezo] "I intent to create a feature documentary for broadcast (PBS)and wonder if I need to even convert future footage to Prores 422HQ or just keep it in Prores 422."

Keep it ProRes 422. Sometimes the network wants a ProRes HQ export...just give them that. But you'll be just fine with ProRes 422 to convert the files to and edit.

[Mabel Valdiviezo] "- Which proven tool does not shift/change luminance and color when converting footage? Adobe Media Encoder doesn't change that but created issues in FCP7 project in my Mac Pro from 2008. I think compressor does change the luminance/color slightly so I am concern about how would this affect during finishing"

I haven't noticed that, but if it shifts slightly, it doesn't really matter to me. Because I color correct everything anyway. So a slight shift would be compensated for. Now, people have suggested that 5DtoRGB is the best option for this, and it really is. ZERO shift. It just takes a LONG TIME to do the conversion. But it is the best tool, if it's still available.

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