I filmed Video during Christmas with my Canon 5D mark II. My input source is H.264/MPEG-4 (Base Profile @ L5) from my camera. I have edited the movie and just want to save it to the hard drive for long term storage.
When choosing the profile for encoding for storage, should I use the same H.264/MPEG-4 (Base Profile @ L5) profile to keep the quality, or lower to save space.
How does the source encoding reflect the settings used to export?