|Schureman Lear 8 years ago|
I'm working on a documentary that currently has 12 TB of media, transcoded to ProRes 422, and we expect that amount to triple as the year progresses. We're started to balk at the cost of storage and back-ups, etc, and I'm wondering if it's possible to find a more economical codec solution as we move forward.
If we take the current media and convert it to ProRes proxy, will it break all of our links in our current timelines?
If we leave the current media as-is, can we bring in future media as proxy and mix codecs without a problem?
The only thing that makes me nervous about re-transcoding our current batch of clips, is that even if they'll relink, I'm worried that the team who did the original ingest may have set in and out points on some of the clips. If we re-did the ingest, we'd have every frame that was shot... but it would completely blow our timelines, re-links, etc. Nightmare. So we'd have to go from our existing ProRes 422 clips to ProRes Proxy, I'm guessing? Is that possible/easy/sane/good practice?
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