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Technique and Advice => Videography Technique => Topic started by: Mantadude on January 10, 2018, 12:52:56 PM

Title: Exporting and Stock Footage with premiere
Post by: Mantadude on January 10, 2018, 12:52:56 PM
Hello all,

I have been getting a bunch of my footage ready for stock footage, and am having a difficult time knowing what the proper way to export the clips in adobe premiere would be.  I am on Windows so Prores is out, so I have decided on DNxHR codec for my footage.

When I go to export the clip in premiere with DxnHR it asks Alpha or Uncompressed.  I have been choosing uncompressed as I want to save as much detail of my clips as possible.  But the file sizes are huge!  To give you an example:

The original clip is 37 seconds of 60fps 4k footage from a Canon 1dx Mark II.

- Original file - 1.79 GB
- Exported as .mov, DNxHR and Alpha = None - 3.74 GB
- Exported as .mov, DnxHR and Alpha = uncompressed - 12.2 GB

Not sure what the difference between the 2 export options are, but the file size difference is dramatic.

Doing it as uncompressed has been a storage and uploading nightmare, so I wanted to get some advice from people here.  I want to preserve as much of the quality as possible for my clients, but also need something reasonable. 

Thanks in advance.