First time poster, long time reader, so please go easy Ė you guys all started somewhere, now its time for me J
Iíve done video editing for a while now, only as a hobby though, with consumer camcorders and basic editing software. I absolutely love doing it and now Iíve taken the step up to a 7D and been asked to do a music clip for a band (call it timing). By the way I am using Adobe CS4 and CS5.
My questions (youíll have to excuse my vagueness Ė I am newb when it comes to the technical side) is what should I shoot it in? 60fps or 25fps? NTSC or PAL?. It would only be for Youtube and perhaps DVD/Blu-Ray to distribute elsewhere, but I still would like the highest quality possible, and from the past, thereís nothing worse than shooting in the wrong format Ė so I wanted to try get this right the first time. Hence my post
What really confuses me is the loss of quality from the camera to online. I find that sometimes I have to import the footage (from other video cameras I have had Ė Sony and Canon MiniDVís, Panasonic HS300, GoPro Hero etc) into Premiere, edit the clips, export to a file, then import into AE and add effects, then export once more. Each time I try different formats and each time the quality differs but I seem to lose plenty of quality along the way. I know itís not simple but for this music clip I would like to learn a bit more beforehand, what the correct workflow would be to minimise loss of quality, so I am better prepared.
Thanks in advance,