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Old April 20th, 2008, 11:42 AM   #1
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Cineform compression vs ProRez

Hi David,

Could you help me here, I am trying to do a quality analysis between ProRez and Cineform compression technology. The reason I ask is some of the post houses here swear by prores.

My question is quite simple, which is better? I know there are many variables to consider but at the best settings which produces a better picture?

Is there an article somewhere I could refer?

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Old April 20th, 2008, 12:32 PM   #2
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Visual quality: Cineform wins
OSX workflow: ProZ
Win workflow: ;)

these are my opinions in daily usage of both codecs, not scientific facts
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Old April 20th, 2008, 04:22 PM   #3
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Thanks Kaspar, I welcome all other feedback too. :-)

Cineform works on a Mac too...
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Old April 21st, 2008, 07:09 PM   #4
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We have found it difficult to do a perfect job with the objective evaluation as you have requested. The reason is that After Effects is our preferred tool for doing this evaluation, but ProRes only appears as 8 bits in AE, unless Apple has done an update in the mean time.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 03:54 PM   #5
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Thanks David,

I realise that objectivity is key to producing meaning results, however I don't mind some bias towards one or the other.
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