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You will go nuts trying to edit if you don't flip if first.
The scenes will always appear upside-down in your source monitor.
You should pick your favorite lossless codec, match your source footage settings,
and re-process everything right side up before trying to edit.
Thanks Joe for the quick response, I did the going nuts a bit before coming to this conclusion, but which lossless codec could you recommend, been exporting in blueray because this gave me 60fps still so i can play with speed later, but you get video and audio file seperate when exported. Any direction on export file type would be very helpful. Thanks again
For .avi I would try uncompressed (none), UT or Lagarith.
All will likely result in larger files than your originals,
but that's the price you pay for shooting upside down.
I favor uncompressed (none)... the files are a bit smaller.
For Quicktimes, Component or Uncompressed are lossless.
The Avid DNxHD codec is getting good reviews for quality vs. size,
but I do not have any direct experience using it.
You could experiment with high bitrate I-frame only MPEG files,
and tweak your own encoding settings to get what you want.
First, I would start with a short clip and experiment with your results.
Some formats may play back for you more smoothly than others,
and you don't want to encode everything only to find the playback
isn't what you were hoping for.
Good luck and happy file flipping.
Thanks again mate for your help, I hate to winge on but tried all these settings and it's changing my fps down from 60 to 29, this would not be so bad but i got some footage i want to slow down once the right way up and if i slow down 29fps its gonna be twice a jumping as slowing the original. Another brick wall, there must be a way of flipping and exporting at exact original settings if not original file type.
Legend, thanks, I didnt even see the see the scroll down in the settings, this helps me a load. Thanks again