jnorman34 Posted March 13, 2014 Share Posted March 13, 2014 I am still rather new to video after spending many years doing still photography of architecture. My new project is documentary video footage of architecture, construction sites, public spaces, etc. I am currently using a D5300, and have a GH4 on pre-order. After processing some footage from the D5300 in Premiere, I do notice a slight degradation in the rendered footage compared to the original footage. It was suggested to me that I convert the original MOV files to ProRes 422 using mpegstreamclip. With many hours of video to wade through, converting every clip to a new format for editing would add a lot of time to my post processing work, and I need to be certain that it is worth it. From some of the threads I have read, it sounds like only people who use FCP really need to do this, but it is not clear to me. So, how necessary is it that I convert my MOV files to ProRes 422 for editing? Does it actually result in cleaner rendered files than if I do not convert prior to editing and rendering? And, when I begin using the new GH4 at 100mbps bit rate for 4k, will converting to ProRes still be a necessary addition to my workflow? Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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