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Ben Pierce July 7th, 2010 02:47 PM

Best formats to edit in Premiere Pro CS5
I am shooting with the Canon XH-A1s. When I capture in Premiere Pro the file format is mpeg-2. Is this a good format to edit my clips in or should I be transcoding the footage to another format for editing?

Thanks in advance.

Harm Millaard July 7th, 2010 03:55 PM

HDV is the best you can do with this camera. No sense in converting in CS5.

Paul Matwiy July 7th, 2010 06:07 PM

Format/Codecs in Premiere

I've shot with the XH-A1 for the past 4 years and the native MPEG-2 editing in Premiere works fine. If you are planning a fair number of effects and expect to generate many generations of content, an intermediate codec like Cineform will exhibit less generational loss than the original MPEG-2. However, this will be at the cost of file space as assets captured using the Cineform 4:2:2 codec will be much larger than the original MPEG-2 files.

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