I've a 30-second clip, which is HD 1080p, 30fps, "Photo JPEG" compression, 480MB.
I've brought it into Fusion 9, made a small change, and rendered: but the Saver options (under Quicktime) are either uncompressed (which gives me a 5GB file!!), or DNxHD (e.g. "DNxHD HQ 1080p, 8 bit" gives me an 820MB file). (I think the lack of choices might be a limitation of the Linux version of Fusion 9?)
The next tool in the chain does not read DNxHD; I could work with the uncompressed file, but I'd like to avoid big files if I can. Can I use ffmpeg to convert it to the original "Photo JPEG" format? (If not, is there something of similar quality and file size?)
("it" being either the uncompressed file or the DNxHD file)
I'd like to find the settings that give a nice file size reduction, but with no noticeable reduction in quality. I want to have my cake and eat it ;-)