I'm going to be editing more and more DSLR videos, most notably music videos for my band as we start releasing singles and want to know if there is an intermediate format for both cutting and exporting that rivals the kind of features found in ProRes 422 used in Final Cut?
Is it possible to use ProRes in Premiere Pro anyway (with the same advantages in editing speed and bit-depth)?
- I-frame encoding/decoding for speed.
- Higher sample depth for making image modifications.
- Intended for 720p 60fps H.264 footage captured from Canon EOS 60D.
If ProRes itself can be used in Premiere Pro, I have all the tools I need to begin transcoding. Just wondering if anyone has some workflow/codec tips for using an intermediate editing/exporting format in Premiere instead of directly editing .MOVs.
I'm not using an overly powerful Mac but it seems to do the job with editing MOVs and AVCHD files directly (mostly using preview renders). 60fps shots and other HD with effects applied start to make it crumple without rendering previews. It's a MacBook Pro 13" 2.53Ghz Core 2 Duo, 8GB DDR3, 1TB internal 2.5" drive (slow).
I intend to use ProRes or similar footage on an external 7200rpm FireWire drive.