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Old June 3rd, 2011, 04:48 PM   #16
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Re: HDR from a moving vehicle

Originally Posted by Graham King View Post
It's a bit confusing to me. So are you saying it's a software thing more so than a codec thing?

I rendered my photo sequences out of AE as ProRes LT. Is that the footage they would want or would it be better to rerender to a better codec like ProRes HQ or 4444 or uncompressed?

And the work they might do, would it make the vimeo version any better? With my 5GB limit I could upload a version at 330Mbps. But wouldn't vimeo still make a mess of it?

There's NOTHING to be gained by rendering out to anything beyond ProResLT IF you have the camera in live view video mode. That imposes a limit of 100 mbps to enable CF card recording of live video rates.

If, however, you're shooting still frames and assembling them into video output later, using a higher quality transcoding schemes should definitely preserve more quality - but at a big price in storage and editing horsepower at some point. Sooner or later you're going to have to transcode into SOMETHING that you can edit with - AND that the common user can view.

So the choice is GOING to come about when to "dumb down" the stream and how much "dumb" is required by YOUR system in order to maintain footage quality that you can store, manage and edit.

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