Exporting lossless from ProRes 422HQ (apch) file for Cinelerra (or anything non-FCP)

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by elihubogan, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. elihubogan macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2012
    Hi all, first post so be gentle.

    I have two .movs that are ProRes 422 HQ (apch), and I'd like to export them or convert them to another codec so I can edit them in Linux/Cinelerra (or anything non-FCP). I've been trying to use ffmpeg, but I'm not confident I'm getting lossless conversion (export file size is 20% of the original).

    Does anyone do this regularly? I should be able to do it in FCP or Quicktime Pro, I think, but everything I export in Quicktime or Quicktime conversion ends up looking dark or otherwise terrible.

    My ffmpeg command is:
    "ffmpeg -i original.mov -sameq -vcodec mpeg4 newMovie.mov"

    P.S. My files also came with a "Blackmagic" codec, so maybe I'm missing something else...

  2. WRP macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2011
    Open in quicktime pro. File > Export. Under quicktime movie options choose uncompressed 10-bit. It may have a different color space but it won't look bad.

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