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Why Increasing Bit Depth Will Not Help Your Footage
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“Empire” Editor Has 7 Steps to Network Successfully in Hollywood

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5 Broadcast Audio Specs Every Editor Must Understand

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Why Increasing Bit Depth Will Not Help Your Footage
Transcoding Footage to a Higher Bit Depth Won’t Increase Quality

If you’ve ever been confused about bit depth and the difference between 8-bit and 10-bit video, this article will give you a clear understanding.

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Why ProRes on Windows is Still Not a Good Option for Editors

We take a frank look at the state of ProRes on Windows computers. Can you make it work? Yes, sort of, sometimes. But it’s a bad idea for so many reasons.

The Ultimate Guide to FCP X Proxies: Make Final Cut Faster

Proxies give you ultimate flexibility in editing, but too many editors miss out because proxies seem “scary.” We’ve got good news – in FCP X, they’re easy.

The Simple Formula to Calculate Video Bitrates

(If you’re just here for the formulas, you can jump down to the formulas.) A codec’s bitrate can seriously affect your workflow, so as a video creator you must be able to understand and calculate video bitrates. This article explains in detail what a bitrate is and how to use it to calculate file sizes, and […]

How to Choose the Right Codec for Every Project

Codecs don’t need to be hard. No, really, they don’t. By the end of this article, you will be able to pick the best codec for you on each project. My goal is to empower you to make your own informed decisions about codecs, instead of relying on what worked for someone else. I’m going […]

Compare 50 Intermediate Codecs on One Page

This is a companion post to our mega-article on codecs: How to Choose the Right Codec for Every Project. Take a look at that if you haven’t seen it yet! We’ve pulled together a list of the most common intermediate codecs used in video postproduction, so that you can compare codecs against each other. Each […]