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Kathleen JudgeComparable QT Format to integrate with ProREs 422
by on Aug 13, 2010 at 8:28:45 pm

Hi-

First time posting.

We're shooting half live action, other half stop-motion (dragon motion) and after effects. Finished film needs to be in ProRes 422 (editing in FCP).

When exporting from After Effects or Quicktime, Apple ProRess422 isn't a format option. Is there a comparable format we could use that will integrate well with the footage?

THanks.


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Dave LaRondeRe: Comparable QT Format to integrate with ProREs 422
by on Aug 13, 2010 at 8:34:45 pm

I'd go with Apple 10 Bit Uncompressed. Like ProRes 422, it's 10-bits. I'm unsure if you can use it in FCP in a ProRes timeline without rendering, but even so, I'd still go with it.

Any alpha channel work? QT's PNG codec. Not the image sequence.

And remember: 23.98 is just shorthand for the actual NTSC film frame rate, 23.976. Work in AE at 23.976. If you don't, frustration will ensue.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Kathleen JudgeRe: Comparable QT Format to integrate with ProREs 422
by on Aug 13, 2010 at 8:39:29 pm

Thanks that helps. We will do some tests with the 10-bit uncompressed & the PNG (I should have some alpha ch work).

We were going for 29.97 frame rate.....uh oh? Should we change it all up?


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Dave LaRondeRe: Comparable QT Format to integrate with ProREs 422
by on Aug 13, 2010 at 9:23:51 pm

[Kathleen Judge] "We were going for 29.97 frame rate.....uh oh? Should we change it all up?"

Well, you did include the word "film". I took that at face value.

If you shot at 23.98, but edited at 29.97, you have extra work to do if any motion graphics added in AE have to absolutely match the motion of the footage: motion tracking, for example. You'll need to export individual shots from FCP, remove the 3:2 pulldown, work at 23.976, and add the pulldown back at render time.

You say you didn't shoot at 23.98? Then never mind.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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