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Old July 22nd, 2009, 07:52 AM   #1
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HD to SD export process

Everything I have read, says to export from FCP as a apple pro res 422 file, then drag this into compressor and export as a best quality SD DVD setting. What is the reason for exporting as Pro Res first, and not just exporting with compressor as best quality DVD straight out of FCP?
I have read a lot of articles on it, and haven't heard of one person doing it through compressor first, and I wondered why.
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 06:03 PM   #2
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the exported prores clip can server for multiple outputs, and as a master archieve of the entire project. also FCP->compressor export is very slow, about 2X slower then the direct export. this again becomes a problem when making lots of different exports for web, DVD, ect.
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