I'm about to start a project with a few different formats combined on the same sequence, so I'm wondering what format you would all use for the sequence?
My project will consist of:
10% DVCPRO HD 720p60 footage from a P2 card
10% AVCHD 1080i30 footage from a Canon Vixia HF20
10% Quicktime Animation footage created in After Effects
70% JPEG images (slide show) of resolutions larger than 1920 x 1080
I'm not sure of the resolution of the Quicktime Animation footage from After Effects, since I haven't created it yet. I'll create it with a resolution that matches my sequence resolution.
I'm thinking the sequence resolution should be 1080p30, to take advantage of the high res JPEG images. The final delivery will be a h.264 file for web streaming on Vimeo.
So this is where I need the help: what sequence format should I use for editing? Is this a good situation in which to use a ProRes format? I've never used ProRes on a PC before, and I'm not really sure which specific ProRes format would be best to use here.
I'm editing with Premiere Pro CS5 on a PC, and I do have the latest version of Quicktime Pro installed.
Yeah, I agree... edit at 720, because that's the maximum for Vimeo, and also your smallest footage is at 720... bringing it up to 1080 may make it look bad.
I've edited mixed footage before, and I generally use the sequence for the "hardest" footage to edit (which is generally AVCHD). I do it no because I know that to be the best, but because I DON'T know what information specifically goes into the different sequences, and I do know that AVCHD can tax my system, so when I have to use it, I try to optimize for it.