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Old February 20th, 2008, 07:22 PM   #1
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Highest Quality Regardless Of The Size?

I'm working with HDV footage from my A1 and I was just curious what everyone was thinking would be the highest best way to export? I usually just do the quicktime export, but thats only 230mb's about for 1 and a half mins. Being as i just do shorts, is there anything higher quality=) thank youu
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:23 PM   #2
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You can't output any higher quality than the original codec it was shot in. However, if you output any file in anything other than uncompressed then it will be re-compressed again.

The output file type and size all depends on what the final output medium is supposed to be; if you're going to DVD then you've no choice but MPEG-2 for DVD authoring. If you're going to broadcast then it needs to be in the format the network wants. If you're doing a film-transfer then it would most likely be uncompressed to prevent further quality degradation. If it's going to the web H.264/MPEG-4 or a high-bitrate WMV is typical.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #3
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okay thanks, idk why but when i export things from compressor it says about 12 gbs! so i was just curious if that was AMAZING quality, or just something really weird. Thanks though, ill stay with the format i've been happy with for all this timee =)
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