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    • adamsonn
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    Transcode / Import / Render format - which is optimal


    Prior to MC 2020 I would transcode / import / render and edit in DNXHD 120 - I see that the default is AVC Intra 100. 

    There are a lot of other options as well. 

    While DNXHD served me well -  I havent had any issues related to AVC INtra either.

    But my output formats are not rigidly defined  so maybe I am not best positioned to evaluate this. 

    Being consistent across an entire project I imagine is preferable but is there an optimal format as well  that is recommended ?

    Any comments here?

    I am trending towards DNXhd SQ but would be interested in other experiences 



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  • Wed, Jun 10 2020 8:21 AM In reply to

    Re: Transcode / Import / Render format - which is optimal

    I doubt that AVCIntra is standard. Did you create new user settings? The DNxHD family has been renamed. What was called 120 is now called SQ. I would see little reason to switch from that. AVCIntra is meant for specific (Panasonic) workflows, that use it end-to-end, AFAIK.

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  • Wed, Jun 10 2020 12:55 PM In reply to

    Re: Transcode / Import / Render format - which is optimal

    I'd avoid AVC Intra unless you specifically need for an end to end workflow or to deliver DPP files (as a mixdown stage to AVC Intra) its a low datarate codec relatively but processor demanding so you will see a perfomance hit.



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