October 6, 2014 at 2:24AM

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Exporting format for distribution

Once you finish editing your film, what format(s) do you export it?

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It depends on what are your distribution options. If you are going for a DCP, check with the company's site what specifications they want your film to be delivered to them.
If not, you can export to the best possible resolution/color-space that makes sense for your source material.
For example, if you shot 1080p/4:2:2, you want to master your film in a high bitrate codec for these specs. There is no point to going up (as there is no more information to display) and of course you don't want to go down, in order not to lose valuable information. This will be your best quality master.
You will also need to make other exports for distribution, depending on the platforms you want to distribute your film. So you may make masters for BluRay, DVD, on-line etc. Check also this post about the difference in quality depending the xport program http://nofilmschool.com/2014/09/massive-difference-export-quality-fcpx-and-premiere-pro

October 6, 2014 at 5:07PM

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Stel Kouk
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For more technical info and suggestions, you should also check this: http://nofilmschool.com/boards/questions/creating-dnxhd-master-later-exp...

October 7, 2014 at 2:31AM

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Stel Kouk
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