I shot a film in super16mm and we're finishing it in HD.
We opted for the Apple Pro Res 422 codec.
Does anyone have any info that I should know about this codec? Is it looking far more different than QuickTime Uncompress HD 10 bit (which is to heavy to edit on a normal computer)?
Thanks for your advices and concerns!
Since you mentioned computer strain in Uncompressed HD 10 bit, if you don't have a super-powerful computer to work with, you're probably going to want to go with an offline workflow. Probably the best way to go about this is to do your assembly edit off ProRes 422 proxies of your uncompressed footage, creating an EDL. Then go back online (final cut will automatically take you through bringing in your online, uncompressed media) and perform your final edit. This will save you a lot of processing power during the assembly.
There's a chapter about the whole offline/online process in the final cut pro user manual. (Chapter 5, page 57)
Edited by Ross Neugeboren, 24 March 2009 - 03:00 PM.