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Old June 6th, 2008, 07:45 PM   #1
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AVI vs Quicktime

Ok simple question:

I am editing using Vegas 8 and I want to take the footage to a post facility for an HDCAM upconversion. Should I render it to AVI or Quicktime? (uncompressed or not).

What is the difference?

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Old June 6th, 2008, 10:49 PM   #2
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Most likely it'll be QuickTime, but find out what they prefer. They may want a specific codec.

The primary difference is the choice of codecs available.

In-house, QuickTime will be used with Mac systems, AVI with PC systems. But transfering platform-to-platform, QuickTime is usually more convenient.

Some great codecs on AVI cannot be read on a Mac, like Huffyuv (and Lagarith I think). But most QuickTime formats can be read on both: PhotoJPEG, QuickTime-PNG, etc.
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Old June 7th, 2008, 12:06 AM   #3
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Check out Perian if you need to read HuffYUV on a Mac.
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Old June 7th, 2008, 08:08 AM   #4
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omg thats great... i remember reading something about Perian but must've missed that it handled Huffyuv.

i'll check it out. thx so much Eric!

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Old June 8th, 2008, 02:07 AM   #5
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Is it worth to get CINEFORM?

It does work with Vegas 8 right? What are the advantages?
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