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  • Guy Crossman

    September 11, 2020 at 11:42 am

    I haven’t imported anything for ages in to MC. Now I need to do a video at home, in the best possible quality. No Online or Grade. These are my options, which is the highest quality? Only a short film so I have lots of memory. Thanks

  • Job ter Burg

    September 12, 2020 at 6:46 am

    What is your source footage? Normally, for typical HD sources, you would likely opt for DNxHD-HQ (or ProRes HQ). Unless the source is >8 bit, then you might choose DNxHD-HQX.

  • Guy Crossman

    September 12, 2020 at 7:51 am

    Thanks Job, that is very clear. I’ll check the bit when it turns up. Thanks again

  • Robert Ober

    September 12, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Check the bit? Do you not know what is the source footage ?

    Depending on your hardware and version of MC, you can normally just use the Source Browser and link the footage. On newer hardware there is no need to import and of course import can be slow. If need be you can transcode to an Avid codec after linking. Linking and transcoding is still faster than importing I believe.

  • Guy Crossman

    September 13, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Thanks Robert. I don’t know what the source footage is exactly yet, but might well go down the link and transcode route Thanks again Guy

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