Grading Pro Res – LT/HQ Showdown

Which ProRes Codec should I grade with?

Tristan Kneschke from Exit Editorial has an interesting post providing a side by side comparison of how well images hold up in grading when stored as Pro Res LT or Pro Res HQ. Granted they’re coming from a heavily compressed DSLR H.264 file but as its the kind of thing that productions tend to ask (lets save money on drives! – but won’t it look better in HQ?) its interesting to see what conclusions Tristan arrives at.

Pro Res HQ above LT below, click for larger images.

Which Pro Res Codec should I use in general?

Larry Jordan has written a fairly detailed article to help you decide which version of Pro Res you might want to choose in different scenarios. Check it out here.

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