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MOV or MPEG ?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Hugh-1, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. Hugh-1

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    Have been recording in MOV format and it seems to be fine. Just wondering if there is a prefernece between the MOV and MPEG formats? Is one better then the other ? Also what is the 2.7K resolution available on the P3A equilvalant to, and is it better then 1080 ? Thanks guys.
     
  2. Meta4

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    Should be no difference. The formats are essentially the same but inside a different package.
    2.7K is higher resolution (more pixels) so it can show higher detail but that requires bigger file sizes.
    • 2.7K: 2704 x1520p 24/25/30 (29.97)
    • FHD: 1920x1080p 24/25/30/48/50/60
    Neither is "better". Which to use depends on what you are shooting for and what your requirements are.
     
  3. B- Scene Films

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    MP4 and MOV are just wrappers. If you use Mac, use MOV. Windows, use MP4.

    The 2.7K equivalence - not sure what you mean there. If you scale the 2.7K footage down to 1080, it will look better than 1080. A 2.7K frame also allows you to re-frame your shot after the fact since it's bigger than HD.
     
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