Administrators Andrew Reid Posted October 17, 2022 Administrators Share Posted October 17, 2022 Remember when the 1D C came out, with MJPEG 4K. 500Mbit/s file sizes were a real struggle in a practical sense. Now we have this enormous range, anything from 100Mbit H.264 to 3000Mbit RAW. I am interested what kind of file sizes people are comfortable with and using most in 2022. Do you find yourself sticking with smaller file sizes like 200Mbit H265? Would you shoot much ProRes 422 HQ if you had a Nikon Z9 (2700Mbit)? If so what are you editing from (HDD or SSD?) and archiving master files with? Looking forward to hearing from you all. Just for reference. Here's what I think... - Best overall codec is ProRes 422 LT in 4K oversampled from 8K on X-H2. 435Mbit and image quality is flawless - Bitrate sweet spot for me is around 200Mbit. I find that kind of file size nice and manageable over time. Anything bigger is more of a special occasion thing. - I don't mind 8bit at all as long as it has some colour science mojo going on - ProRes 422 HQ in GH6 and Nikon Z9 is too big, not practical in my opinion - may as well shoot raw? - HVEC on S1 and S1R has some very nice mojo going on and tiny file sizes so a thumbs up to them. - I don't shoot BRAW, prefer Cinema DNG on Sigma Fp-L. Special occasions only but great for pulling stills from a short burst at 24fps. The Dancing Babamef, John Matthews and kaylee 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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