September 12, 2014 at 11:11AM


Master in Cineform or DNXHD? (for us PC creatives w/o ProRes)

Question for anyone with experience in comparing CODECs: After finishing a project in PPro, I like to export a master version of the film, typically in DNXHD 422 or 444. I don't have much experience with Cineform and am wondering how it compares as a HQ mastering codec vs DNXHD.

Does anyone have a good answer? Are they close enough in quality that it doesn't matter?



I've used both but I prefer Cineform as I find it less of a hassle to work with under Windows.

BTW, there is a 3rd party DNxHD and ProRes CODEC clone for Windows that enables you to create both DNxHD and ProRes compatible files with your Windows apps, and it only costs $50.

DNxHD (VC-3) and ProRes® QuickTime Components for Windows

September 24, 2014 at 2:18PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

Thanks a lot, Guy. Really appreciate the input.

Shawn C

October 29, 2014 at 10:35AM

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