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« on: February 11, 2019, 13:16 »
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Currently I upload all of my footage as ProRes, but I've been thinking about switching to using H.264. Is anyone having any problems with having H.264 footage accepted at any of the stock sites?

How do you prefer to compress you footage?

Thanks,
Forrest


« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 21:13 »
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I stand by the idea that codec doesn't matter, at least not enough to worry about.

If you have the bandwidth and storage, go ProRes.  If you want to be more conservative, go H.264.  All agencies take either for 4K (except iStock - they don't take H.264 unless in a MOV wrapper).  And Videoblocks won't take H.264 for HD at all.

You sales won't be affected in the slightest. If you have the content the buyer wants, they'll never give the codec a second look.

« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 12:50 »
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I stand by the idea that codec doesn't matter, at least not enough to worry about.

If you have the bandwidth and storage, go ProRes.  If you want to be more conservative, go H.264.  All agencies take either for 4K (except iStock - they don't take H.264 unless in a MOV wrapper).  And Videoblocks won't take H.264 for HD at all.

You sales won't be affected in the slightest. If you have the content the buyer wants, they'll never give the codec a second look.

I agree that the codec really doesn't matter much to the buyers. I'm just trying to figure out if there's a codec other than ProRes that is accepted on all the stock sites. Seems like ProRes is still the safest codec to use.

« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 01:34 »
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For me bigger problem/dilemma is fps than codec. I still do not have definitive answer 25 pr 30fps.  :-\


 

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