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'''The fundamental rule''' is to ''always'' re-encode everything in to '''ProRes 422''' intermediate format.  ''Always''.  (Read more about [[Intermediate Codecs]]).
'''The fundamental rule''' is to ''always'' re-encode everything in to '''ProRes 422''' intermediate format.  ''Always''.  (Read more about [[Intermediate Codecs]]).
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'''Why convert to ProRes first?'''
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* Editing is much faster (often 10 or 20 times faster, able to scrub over 500GB ProRes projects instantaneously)
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* Because frames move through the system unmodified, exporting video is very fast.  For example, an hour-long show consisting of about 40GB worth of ProRes files and complex timelines will export to a result file in about 2 minutes.
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* There is no quality loss (results are exact copies of the originally captured pixels).
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Remember that while it often "seems" that there is no loss using H.264 or other codecs, unfortunately this is far from true. For more on this, see [[Lossless and Lossy Editing Workflows]].
First, you need to make sure you've installed Quicktime 7 (not Quicktime X that comes with Snow Leopard). You should find Quicktime 7 as one of the optional installs on your Snow Leopard CD, or you can download it from the Apple web site.   
First, you need to make sure you've installed Quicktime 7 (not Quicktime X that comes with Snow Leopard). You should find Quicktime 7 as one of the optional installs on your Snow Leopard CD, or you can download it from the Apple web site.   

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