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SMART RENDERING FOR SONY VIDEO CAMERAS - which Master file format?

Explorer ,
Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021

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I produce a number of 30 minute plus videos for YouTube at 4K and I often need to go back for minor corrections before publishing. So the concept of smart rendering and then going back and just rendering the changes appeals if it could save me time, but I'm struggling to see any time saving by the time I've produced a massive MXF master file and then exported it in H.264 for YouTube. 

 

Which master file format would the community recommend for 4K 50p video from a Sony PXW-Z190?

 

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Adobe Employee , Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021
DavidR, Thanks for the question. For smart rendering, I use ProRes LT for best bang for quality vs. file size. For non-commercial, industrial, YouTube, it's perfect. If you need to go to broadcast or if you need better quality for any 10 bit footage where you need to maintain that quality, go with ProRes or ProRes HQ. I hope that helps you with your decision. Keep in mind that you can transcode on ingest, meaning that, once you kick it off you can start editing with the raw files and the ProRes ...

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021

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DavidR,

Thanks for the question. For smart rendering, I use ProRes LT for best bang for quality vs. file size. For non-commercial, industrial, YouTube, it's perfect. If you need to go to broadcast or if you need better quality for any 10 bit footage where you need to maintain that quality, go with ProRes or ProRes HQ. I hope that helps you with your decision. Keep in mind that you can transcode on ingest, meaning that, once you kick it off you can start editing with the raw files and the ProRes files are linked instead as soon as they are done processing in Media Encoder. The combination of transcode to ProRes LT on ingest and smart rendering has saved me tons of time and trouble. Fixing errors is so easy and vital for someone as careless as I am. 🙂

 

Good on you for thinking of it.

 

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Kevin

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Thank you Kevin I will try those settings

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