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Old 6th February 2009
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Question best video file format for playback in Logic and Live?

Hello all

What is the best video file format for playback in BOTH Logic and Live?

I would have thought Quicktime - ideally at 29.97..... (a North American production)

but....

any further specifics?

bonus question:

what frame rates to both of them (Logic, Live) currently support?

many thanks

Old 6th February 2009
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best video codec:
is uncompressed.
needs BIG & FAST RAID10 HDDs.

compressed: needs BIG&FAST CPU & RAM.

QuickTime >7.x pro, h/x.264

Sorenson 3 pro "bigger files, but verry nice uncompressed like quality"

.WMV my favorite. but not for MAC.

.mpeg2 used in DVDs. needs over 4000kbps for good image.
verry common, but some decoders decode diferent the image.

camtasia video codecs.
Download Video Codecs

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DIVX and XVID look too blur/softened, and sometimes loose sync.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by space2012 ➡️
best video codec:
is uncompressed.
needs BIG & FAST RAID10 HDDs.

compressed: needs BIG&FAST CPU & RAM.

QuickTime >7.x pro, h/x.264

Sorenson 3 pro "bigger files, but verry nice uncompressed like quality"

.WMV my favorite. but not for MAC.

.mpeg2 used in DVDs. needs over 4000kbps for good image.
verry common, but some decoders decode diferent the image.

camtasia video codecs.
Download Video Codecs

***********************
DIVX and XVID look too blur/softened, and sometimes loose sync.
thanks for all the info

how about a basic quicktime that would play on Mac laptop - along with logic or live?

what sort of resolution do you suggest?

thanks

Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
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Here's a bit of less obfuscated advice: use plain old DV. It's pretty universal, keeps in sync and in shape since every frame stands on its own (see illustration). Easy on the CPU compared to stuff like h.264 and not too bad on the disk space, about 13 GB/hour.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by uosdwis ➡️
Here's a bit of less obfuscated advice: use plain old DV.
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You could say that DV is a workformat, to work with HDV material you could convert it to a higher quality HD codec which also contains only I-frames.

But for most audio duties plain DV is working well.
Old 7th February 2009 | Show parent
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dv stream. I guess the computer doesnt have to translate it on playback.
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