I am having Vision 3 50D Super 16 scanned at 2k and will get the file as an image sequence. I am using a PC with Sony Vegas Movie Studio (yes, not ideal but all that funds are allowing currently - NB this is Sony Vegas light version not the full one).
Despite having latest Quicktime PRO installed, Vegas cannot read Pro Res files, so the only option is an image sequence.
My options are:
1) Get a Pro Res 422HQ or 4444 from the lab, and use Quicktime to make the TIFF images for Vegas to see as an image sequence.
2) Get TIFF files from the lab.
3) Get DPX files from the lab, but I'll need to update to Vegas PRO for that (upgrade cost 300 dollars).
Bearing in mind that the final output is Blu Ray for home viewing in HD, and never cinema distribution - what's my best bet?
My goal is obviously resolution and sharpness of the images. Clearly unless I completely switch software, I am stuck with image sequences - the question is how best to acquire them.
Apart from usability on future projects, will I gain much in picture quality with the DPX files vs the TIFF ones? Is it worth the extra outlay in the software needed? (NB - I think storage wise I am ok). Should I just stick with 422 and let Quicktime make the TIFF files?
Your thoughts would be much appreciated,
Edited by Julian Fletcher, 22 August 2015 - 03:36 PM.