16 Replies Latest reply on Feb 12, 2012 8:40 AM by Ann Bens

    Best Codec to preserve quality when exporting media

    Helmuth Fischer Level 1

      Hi, I film with Canon XL H1 onto which I have bolted an AJA KiPro Mini Recorder. Via the SDI output I record in 10bit, 4:2:2 and ca. 200 Mb/s using the ProRes 422 (HQ) codec. I managed to get the .mov files onto my PC using Macdrive software and a special SYBA CF card reader. I use Windows 7-64bit and CS5.5. After editing I like to export media in the best quality possible. Best preset provided by CS5.5 seems to be AVCIntra 100. Am I doing the right thing? Better codec might be DNxHD, but this one is not proided as a prest. Like to store on HDD for later transferring to another suitable medium for potential acceptance by European tv stations.