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Old July 4th, 2006, 05:07 AM   #1
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FCP / Magic Bullet codec help please

Hey all. Just struggling a bit trying to wrap my head around the best codec to export a project with. It's a DV PAL edit that I'm planning to put through Magic Bullet in After Effects. After it's been de-interlaced I'd like to bring it backi into Final Cut to do some titling and effects. It will be printed to a mini-DV master for broadcast. What codec should I use? Someone told me uncompressed but that seems like it's just adding data. Any thoughts? Should I be using compressor?
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Old July 4th, 2006, 01:56 PM   #2
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They are saying to use something like uncompressed, since going DV instead would introduce (slightly more) generation loss. If you go to DV, it will get compressed with DV compression again.

Uncompressed or Quicktime animation codec will avoid that. Animation is a lossless codec.
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Old July 4th, 2006, 06:37 PM   #3
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If you will be delivering a DV master, don't compress as anything else. Stick to the DV codec from start to finish. If you go to 10-bit uncompressed, then back to DV you will have worse compression than if you stayed DV all the way thru.
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