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Help with HD

Posted: Sat, 20th Jun 2009, 7:46pm

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TSHADproductions

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Hello,

I have recently purchased Adobe Premiere CS4 pro yet I am running in to the problem of what to export to (format-wise). What format does effectslab pro need HD video in to edit and recognize it? I have tried a few different formats so any answer would be appreciated.

Thanks,
TSHADproductions
Posted: Sat, 20th Jun 2009, 8:51pm

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I have no hands-on experience with HD video, but any .mov or .avi format should work. Uncompressed would be ideal for quality retention, but the files will be big.
Posted: Sat, 20th Jun 2009, 9:03pm

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Thank you for your speedy reply. Okay, so i can maintain my HD quality through mov and avi format? (Of course some will be lost in editing and conversion)
Posted: Sat, 20th Jun 2009, 9:10pm

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Quality retention is not dependant on the format you use, but rather, the codec you select withing that format. If you use Uncompressed in either .avi or .mov, then zero quality will be lost from your footage, regardless of how many times it is rendered throughout editing. Of course, converting it from Uncompressed to any other format will most likely affect the quality somewhat, though what codec you convert to will directly impact how much quality is lost.

The Quicktime Animation codec is an excellent option for reducing file sizes somewhat without negatively impacting the image quality of your footage.
Posted: Sat, 20th Jun 2009, 9:42pm

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Thank you for all your help Axeman. I got it working and did a test run and its all beginning to make since. Thanks again!
Posted: Sat, 20th Jun 2009, 9:43pm

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No problem. Let us know if you run into any other questions.
Posted: Sat, 20th Jun 2009, 10:06pm

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Sure! Thanks!