Exporting higer than the mbps of your footage

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

  1. DetroitRockCity macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2009
    Detroit, Michigan
    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?
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
    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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