July 2, 2017 at 8:28AM
What is the best process to export a master in Premiere Pro?
So I seem to be in an odd situation. I am shooting and editing a feature film (60+ minutes). I have shot some footage straight off of the Canon C100 Mark II (mp4). I have also used the Atomos Ninja Blade with ProRes HQ (mov).
Meaning, in my sequence for this film I have 2 different codecs. Note: I did not convert them to the same codec, which maybe I should be doing? Possibly using Cineform? Not sure if this is necessary. Would need some answers there.
Moving on. If I am not going to convert both to the same codec: What is the best way to export this film? Is it ProRes, Cineform, H264?
I have tried exporting with Cineform YUV 10 Bit at Quality 4. However the file size is over 50gb. I need to be able to release it online, burn to Blu-Rays and put on external hard drives (or USB sticks).
That kind of file size is ALOT to upload online, too big for Blu-Rays and when I plug my hard drive into a TV, Xbox or Blu-Ray player the codec is not recognisable and I am unable to watch the film back.
I am not sure what the best encoding format is either. YUV 4:2:2, RGB 4:4:4?
H.264 doesn't look so good. There are lots of artifacts (I believe that's what they're called) in the image. I am using a 35mm film grain overlay. So the kind of compression on H.264 makes it almost look smudgy (especially when uploading online).
I am not sure what to do. Should Cineform with the AVI wrapper (instead of MOV) be a smaller file size and be recognisable by whatever I am plugging the hard drive into?
What quality should I be using? Film Scan 1, 2? Should I remove the film grain overlay if I am using film scan? (As I hear whispers that film scan adds some film grain).
I have been struggling with this for a while now and I could really use some help.
I need as little compression as possible (so my grain can still look professional), a small enough file size to fit on Blu-Rays (under 50gb) and a wrapper that most devices can recognise.
I hope I have provided enough information. Thank you so much in advance!