Hi everyone !
I am planning a short film with the 5D M II. Right now I am evaluating the workflow, before I start shooting.
So far, I have downloaded sample clips and edited them with my system (quadcore with blackmagic Intensity and Sony Vegas Pro 8.0).
I am having the following problems and questions:
1. The editing performance is sluggish with low res preview and/or dropped frames. What can be done to edit with high quality real time preview?
2. The render/export formats don't offer the initial Mpeg4, h.264 as an option (smart encoding). What is the best format to master and archive the finished projects ?
3. What is the best delivery format for HD, the optimal format to present or submit to clients, festivals etc. ?
So far I have tried:
I have tried Adobe Premier CS4, - the performance was worse than Vegas. I have tried converting the HD files to the Blackmagic editing formats, - no difference.
I have tried the cineform editing codec, - no difference.
re. 2.and 3.:
I have tried to master to Blu Ray disc, with DVD architect 5 and adobe encore CS4 , - to many errors and problems.
I have tried to master Windows Media 9, - some quality issues.
So I am basically looking for cost-effective, high quality HD editing, mastering and delivery/presentation solution.
Any help, comments, recommendations, are welcome.