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    I've been a long time FCP user. I've been using Apple ProRes 422 since about '08. I want to expand my skills and learn how to use other NLE's and I was wondering what's the best codec for Premiere? I'm looking for an intermediate like ProRes or DNxHD. Can you edit in DNxHD on Windows and Premiere?

    I've seen those videos that show that movies like Avatar and The Social Network were edited on Premiere. What codec did they use?

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    Learn Avid along with FCP, there's very, very few jobs for Premier Pro out there.
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    • #3
      It's not just about finding jobs. I'm not really having trouble finding jobs with just knowing FCP. I'm an enthusiast too. It's not just about practicality. But again if Premiere is used in the pro world, even marginally, what codec are they working with in Windows?

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        The Social Network was edited using Final Cut Pro and the actual creative editing on Avatar was AVID based (Premiere was used for some "proof work".) I know that's not answering your question, just trying to clarify that for the next guy.

        Assuming 2K/4K workflows your probably looking at Cineon/DPX, Tiff, openEXR and CineForm formats.
        Last edited by Zwick; 03-19-2011, 10:01 AM.
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        • #5
          Cool thanks for the info. So the actual trimming and building of sequences was done on FCP but judging from this video am I right in understanding that the Social Network use compositing as Premiere's role in the editing process? According to this video, Premiere definately had a role:

          http://tv.adobe.com/watch/customer-s...ocial-network/

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          • #6
            Same or similar to Avatar, using Premiere for a AE/Premiere workflow in conforming the film.
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            • #7
              Interesting. Does it really help that much though?

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              • #8
                Things have changed Ben!

                Originally posted by BenB View Post
                Learn Avid along with FCP, there's very, very few jobs for Premier Pro out there.
                Things are changing rapidly. You heard that the entire BBC is on Premiere Pro now? If I was a student in the UK, you bet I'd be learning Premiere Pro.

                Premiere had a bad rap in the past, but now it runs circles around FCP. Many post houses picking it up recently.

                Heard about Mercury Engine acceleration? No transcoding? I'm a FCP hardcore, but I'm fully won over. No matter that I actually work at Adobe now!

                As far as an intermediate codec for WIN? You really don't need one, but those that do usually use Cineform.
                Last edited by telly; 03-31-2011, 02:59 PM.
                Kevin Monahan
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