Anyway, as I am taking a crash course in Video editing and compositing, I wonder if anyone could help me with a few questions (it is very appreciated).
We are shooting footage with a Canon XL2 at 720 * 480 (16:9 - 1.2, 24fps). I am importing the footage (Premiere Pro) via my smaller Sony HC85 via firewire. I am using AE for effects and compositing, encore for DVD output.
After editing a sequence about 3 minutes long, what export should I use to preserve maximum quality?
I have been using edit>export>movie and been choosing Quicktime (uncompressed) with the Planar RGB codec.
The problem is that this uncompressed file is 3GB (and takes me about 1hr to render). I am fairly certain that my raw XL2 footage would not need such a high level file, or what? (I am applying a "Filmic" filter by Magic Bullet).
Any ideas of what export options I should use for high-quality portability between PrPro and AE with DV files? We are aiming for the highest possible end result (a final 60 min pilot) but I don't want to be juggling these bowling-ball size files and renders if I can get away with less.