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Old August 6th, 2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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The difference between Prores and Cineform Neoscene


I've been a CS4 Premiere user since I'm windows based. I'm a Neoscene fan and I love how it works for windows.

I'm about to convert to MAC environment using a combination of Final Cut and CS5 (after effects). Should I still invest into Neoscene or use Prores? What's the difference and what are the advantages and disadvantages for one another?

I've been searching the web but I haven't found a concrete answer to it yet. Seems like everyone who are MAC are sticking to Prores that comes with Final Cut already.

Any info would be appreciated.

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Old August 6th, 2010, 12:29 PM   #2
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Yes the the PC it is easy choice, on the Mac if you have FCS, you do already have a nice codec (if you don't have FCS then choise is easy again.) On a Mac you would choose to add NeoScene for reasons beyond having a nice/fast immediate codec. Some of the reasons would be :
* for projects use PC and Mac tools -- and you can use a common codec with CineForm.
* You camera source have 3-2 pulldown. Many HDV and AVCHD camera benefit from Neo proccessing to get a true 24p file.
* You are working with HD-DSLRs, NeoScene processing help preserve dynamic range when stored in a codec CineForm.

If you upgrade to NeoHD, then FirstLight advantages kick in.
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