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Native renders faster, but with Cineform, rendering is seldom required if you use their effects. You do the math. It is up to your workflow to make the determination.
Editing in HDV does not sacrifice any quality until you try to export to something that you want to re-edit. Like back and forth from After Effects.
Thank you Steven.
Cineform does not render only if you use their effects. But if you need Magic Bullet Looks or GenArts Sapphire the story changes. I did some little test:
HD clip 1920x1080 50i of 4:10 seconds with "Basic White Diffusion" Magic Bullet effect takes to render:
01:30 minutes in CFHD
00:50 seconds in HDV
Can I export my HDV project to Cineform in order to preserve quality? What other options do I have?
As I said, if you need to render, native HDV is faster.
I have to ask, why do you want to export to Cineform? What is the purpose of the export? If you just export to whatever you need to use, like SD for DVD, or HD for Blu-ray, then no problem. If you need to export for use in other Premiere Pro projects, for example, using Cineform is smarter.
Steven, how good is the scaling process of eporting to SD DVD directly from Premiere / Adobe Media Encoder CS3?
I know in the past it's quality was terrible (so I had to use After Effects) to get the best looking picture.
From the analysis proposed by Howard, edting native HDV damages the picture. :(
Howard, I've red the whole article you send. It says the picture gets worse when you output the project, right? Question: if I stay editing native HDV in Premiere the whole time, will I be able to minimize the quality loses?
If I use Magic Bullet Deartifacter could I improve the missing data?
I really like Cineform, but in my current computer it's painfully slow :(
> I really like Cineform, but in my current computer it's painfully slow
It should be faster... my Cineform editing is so fast I cannot edit native Premiere anymore.
Once again, it all depends on if you need to render while you work, or not.
As long as you avoid exporting the video to reuse it, there is no quality loss until the very last, when you finally export.
Cineform is faster for most people. By the way, I export my Cineform HD AVI into a new project to do all of the color correcting, and then I render all at once, overnight. So it is all a matter of workflow.