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  • Guy Crossman

    January 26, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    Importing media -Which is higher quality AVC Intra 100MXF or Apple ProRes HQ MXF?

    Thanks Guy

  • Glenn Sakatch

    January 27, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Well i believe proress 422 HQ is up to 220 Mbps vs AVC’s 100, and I think they are both 10 bit, but it also depends on what you are importing.

    If you are up converting to 220 Mbps from an XDCam 50 file, its just a waste of space.

  • Chris Bové

    January 27, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    Hi Guy.

    Googling “prores hq bit rate” shows 220. Googling “avc intra 100 bit rate” shows 100.

    Opinion: Whenever I’m making broadcast programs, I always disregard the camera’s shooting bitrate and transcode to DNxHD 220x. (I use Avid’s DNx rather than ProRes simply because PBS works with Avid’s DNx codecs.)

    The offline/online process died many years ago, because storage is so cheap these days. So, transcoding everything immediately to DNxHD220x at the beginning of a project means that I am now “onlining” all of the time. So all color corrections I make during the offline are not only making it through to the final “online” session, but the Symphony color correction is now able to affect the full 220x gamut, rather than be limited by the low ceiling of lesser codecs.

    However, if the goal is not top quality but rather saving storage space, then go with 100.

  • Guy Crossman

    January 27, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    Thanks Glenn, nice and clear Cheers

  • Guy Crossman

    January 27, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    Great, Thanks Chris, I’ll do with the DNX Best, Guy

  • Robert Ober

    January 27, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Chris Bove,

    I am surprised that a smart guy like you uses Google. You should try DuckDuckGo. They don’t track you.

    Hope you are well and good,


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