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Todd Gillespie
Re: mp4 to ProRes generates MASSIVE file size
on Feb 3, 2015 at 6:36:14 pm

Hi Ben,

I tried a handful of different codecs over the years to see if there was any other codec that would be close to the quality, but with a smaller size as ProRes was, unfortunately I never found one. ProRes was always the best choice and the easiest to work with. Especially when dealing with HD footage, I don't think you have a choice. I usually never dealt with LT because the little savings in space wasn't worth the time to deal with.

Yes, ProRes is about a GB per minute. Welcome to the world of quality HD footage. Hard drive space is cheap. You'll spend more time and effort trying not use ProRes, than to accept the larger file size issue.

Sorry there wasn't more options,
Good Luck,
Todd

Todd at UCSB
Television Production


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