Best formats to work..

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Best formats to work..

Postby felipefbfx on 08/31/2014, 10:55 pm

Hy guys,converting videos into MP4 to edit in premiere pro is a good idea? Generally I get files in mov, mts and sometimes I think it's a little hard..
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Re: Best formats to work..

Postby greghacker on 09/1/2014, 6:13 am

Well, it all depends on the codec you use.
.mp4 usually means AVCHD/H.264/MPEG-4 encoding, which is a very heavy codec for a machine. It requires much processing power to play in real-time, especially when you have a large timeline with many effects.

Depending on your raw footage and its bitrate, you can use CineForm Studio from GoPro to create lighter files, with no loss of quality, encoded with the Cineform codec. Alternatively, you could try ProRes, or DnxHD. The sizes will be larger, but you will notice a better performance overall.
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Re: Best formats to work..

Postby Michael_Szalapski on 09/2/2014, 2:51 pm

I agree that MP4 is not a good format to choose. What do you mean when you say editing with mov and mts is "a little hard"? Also, MOV and. mts are not codecs; they are merely file formats that contain a codec. You can actually have an h.264 codec (which is what MP4 almost always is) inside both of those containers...
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