I have a clip for a client, they are recommending I output to a .avi or .mov using ProRes 4444, unfortunately I am working on a PC, and cant output using this codec,
What would you recommend I use codec wise? It will need to be lossless.
They will be using the file on either an avid or FCP system so a codec that is familiar with either system will be needed.
Im using Premeire Pro CS5
ProRes isn't lossless. It's near-lossless.
The closest thing to it is probably Avid's DNxHD. They introduced a 4444 with MC6. I'm not sure if it's free, but the other Avid codecs are.
I haven't used it, but I've heard that Cineform is also near lossless (or perhaps variable with up to near lossless capability).
Ok thanks, Im going with the avid codec, It is free and it looks very promising.
It will need to be lossless.
Uncompressed will be lossless and should work fine on any system that can read AVI files.