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  • Distribber/ ProRes 422 HQ / Deliverables / Sony Vegas

    Hi Everyone,

    I am ready to shoot my third feature next month on the Canon 7D and have come realize that I will need a major computer upgrade to edit it.

    I am considering going the Sony Vegas/ PC route rather than continuing the Mac/ Final Cut route due to cost and that my partner has Vegas currently.

    My big concern is that Distribber notes on their FAQ page that they require a deliverable format of ProRes 422 HQ which Vegas does not output.

    Is it a simple matter to convert Mpeg 4 or Mov to pro res 422 hq? Or will going PC create problems in creating proper deliverables down the line?

    Thanks, Phil

  • #2
    Well if cost's are the reason, then there is not much else to do? If you have to go with PC/Vegas, then thats what you have to do. I Personally would hold out and wait if I were you, but I dont know you particular situation.

    I wish I knew more about the tech side of "coding" (There has got to be a way to convert to Apple Pro Res on a PC somehow right? This is the third time ive come across this.

    If anyone out there is interested, Ill do some research tonight and create a whole new thread on it.
    Distribber - Keep 100% of your film's revenue

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    • #3
      Hi Nick,

      Cost is a factor but not a deal breaker. In fact, I tend to want to stay with Final Cut as I am familiar with it.

      It would be great if you could do some research. My own research on the Internet has not yielded anything solid although I know there are programs that convert mov to prores 422 hq. But as with any conversion, there can be problems.

      Thanks! Phil

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      • #4
        Ok I will
        Distribber - Keep 100% of your film's revenue

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        • #5
          Interesting that you posted this today, as I just did exactly this yesterday. As an experiment, I downloaded some mpeg4 clips from the Internet, then converted them to ProRes 422. They looked good.

          I used Apple Compressor to do the conversion, which is bundled with Final Cut Studio.
          2001 Productions Web Site

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          • #6
            Thanks 2001!

            I may go the Hackintosh route and get the best of both worlds. Anyone else doing that?

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            • #7
              Did you find a solution to this? I also use a PC and here is something interesting that may be a workaround. Windows Video Editor To ProRes 422

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              • #8
                ...and this may be an option to try. 5DtoRGB by Rarevision

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                • #9
                  A quad processor with 32 gigs of ram and a good video card will do the job

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                  • #10
                    I upgraded to a Macbook Pro and am going with Final Cut Pro 7 because I didn't really want to learn another editing system not that I am particularly proficient with FCP.

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