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BEST EXPORT SETTINGS FOR 7d FOOTAGE?

Apr 9, 2013 6:21 AM

Tags: #export #canon #h.264 #exporting #quality #dslr #codec #compression #canon_7d

Hi I set up a dslr 1080 25 frames per sec sequence and dragged in my h.264 movs to edit, I exported at h.264 hdtv 1080 high quality and it came out slightly pixelated. I also tried exporting with sequence settings and same result- slightly pixelated and not as good as the original movs. It only rendered out as an mp4 or mpeg using these export settings, is that right? what are the best settings to export to so i don't loose any quality? please help

 
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Apr 9, 2013 6:42 AM   in reply to Freddie Hutchins

    What is your intended final delivery...

    YouTube, Blu-ray, broadcast, DVD?

    What you intend to do with the finished piece will normally define

    the best export format and settings.

     

    What's the best export format or codec?

    http://www.video2brain.com/en/lessons/whats-the-best-export-format-or- codec

     
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    Apr 9, 2013 2:03 PM   in reply to Freddie Hutchins

    For grading you want something lossless, at least visually so if not mathematically.

     

    That means Uncompressed, DPX, ProRes or DNxHD.

     
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    Apr 9, 2013 4:31 PM   in reply to Freddie Hutchins

    No, I mean edit the original in PP, then export to one of those for the client to grade.

     
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    Apr 9, 2013 4:53 PM   in reply to Freddie Hutchins
    pass on to my client and then i imagine they will grade it.

    Define 'grade'.

     
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    Apr 10, 2013 2:32 AM   in reply to Freddie Hutchins

    First question - why are you transcoding the file at all? A colorist needs the least-degraded version possible, which for a lossy format like H.264 means the original files from the camera and an EDL file which defines your edits.

     

    If there's a reason you cannot send them the original footage, the next-best option is to export a lossless image sequence from Premiere (e.g. DPX or PNG). That's how we send a timeline from Premiere Pro to Speedgrade.

     
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    Apr 10, 2013 8:21 AM   in reply to Freddie Hutchins

    Hi it doesn't give me the option to export as one of those only these options

     

    You have every option I mentioned in that list.  DPX is obvious.  Uncompressed, ProRes and DNxHD are available through QuickTime (assuming the codecs are installed).

     

    You do NOT transcode for your editing.  YOU work with the original material.  The above options are for after the edit, for the colorist, not for you.

     
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