APPLE FINAL CUT PRO: Apple Final Cut Pro X FCPX Debates FCP Legacy FCP Tutorials

Re: mp4 to ProRes generates MASSIVE file size

COW Forums : Apple Final Cut Pro Legacy

Respond to this post   •   Return to posts index   •   Read entire thread

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 at UCSB
Television Production

Posts IndexRead Thread 

Current Message Thread:

© 2020 All Rights Reserved