Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Transcoding Showdown: The Best 5D Encoder

Transcoding Showdown: The Best 5D Encoder:

As all of us who’ve been working with 5D footage for a while know, transcoding your H.264 camera clips to ProRes is one of the necessary evils of the workflow (while you can now edit the native clips in software like Adobe Premiere CS5 or FCPX, I would argue that transcoding is still a requirement before color correction). What you may not know is that not all transcoders are created equally. I decided to test the transcode time, file sizes and quality of a few different programs, and the results may surprise you.
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