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    Greetings all,

    I have a video I have edited and I want save it in a format so that if I need to add stuff to it in the future in a new project it will remain at top quality

    Am I right in exporting it as an uncompressed AVI.

    The reason I ask is a few times I have imported footage into projects that are MPEG2 etc, and then when I export them as something , the all ready compressed footagethats been imported doesn't look as good. Especially graphics etc.etc.

    So in a nut shell , is raw footage best exported as an uncompressed AVI. or another format?

    Bit of a basic question I know but its all about the learning that makes us better and I need to know so that I can remove the space hogging project and footage from the computer.

    All helps appreciated

    Cheers

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    If have a DV edited video, I render this as DV to use as my master copy.

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    Master Copy thats the word I was looking for! would have made the post a little clearer

    When you say I render this as a Dv what do you mean by this?

    Sorry I am not full of the technical know how.

    Do you mean render it as the same file format as that captured from the camera. In my case AVI,

    I appreciate you posting back Marc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starkie View Post
    When you say I render this as a Dv what do you mean by this?
    Output the video using a DV codec. It will be under the AVI save options.

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    In theory rerendering a DV project from a previously rendered DV file ' can ' impact on quality - in practice it doesnt - and I am very fussy.

    See the results of ten consecutive renders here - http://www.videoforums.co.uk/sony-ve...t-renders.html

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