Exporting higer than the mbps of your footage

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by DetroitRockCity, Sep 29, 2009.

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    #1
    Ok, so I have a canon HF10. It records at 17Mbps.
    When I transfer the footage to FCP, it converts to Apple Pro Res.
    Does the Pro Res codec keep the footage at 17Mbps?

    Is there a benefit of exporting my video through quicktime conversion with a higher Mbps?

    For instance, instead of exporting at 17,000kbps I decide to export at 24,000kbps. Will my quality increase at all?
     
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    bigbossbmb

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    no ProRes will not keep it at 17Mbps.

    there is no visual benefit to converting to a higher bitrate. the conversion isn't about raising the bitrate, it is about getting the video into a codec that Final Cut can edit natively.
     

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