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  • Creating DNxHD master for later exports? Is this any good?

     Eric Strand updated 6 years ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Giacomo Fabbrocino

    September 3, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Hi,
    I usally need to encode in several different formats/codecs my Adobe Premiere projects: they usually have lots of effects (AE Dynamic linking and Color Grading), so having to export the same projects ford DVD, Blu-Rau, H264 720p, H264 1080p, H264 1080p CBR and VBR, and so on can be a real pain.

    Is it a pro viable solution to export a DNxHD master for future conversions/encodings? Whill the quality be far worse than if i’d export from the Premiere Project?

  • Eric Strand

    September 4, 2014 at 2:48 am

    Yes, this is what a majority of editors do when they complete an edit. You create what is called a “mezzanine” file; basically a file that is used to create your various versions. Most people, myself included, just call it exporting a master file. ProRes and DNxHD are the two codecs most often used to create the master mezzanine file.

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