After a lot of reading about codecs, my head is spinning.
What I want to do is deliver the best quality 1080p at 30fps (which right now I do not see as possible in either FCP or Avid without the super high end codecs running on expensive machines.)
Right now, I see the best path at 1080p with FCP using REDCODE 1080p at 24fps is possible and hopefully 30fps and then using mpeg4 for blu-ray.
On Avid, I see right now, the best seems to be avid's codec DNxHD 220X MXF - 10 BIT 6:1 (220mb) at only 1080p 24fps (I'd like to shoot and edit 30fps) and then encode mpeg4 for blu-ray.
The other broadcast codecs are all less colorspace, and less pixels.
Is it the best to then choose either REDCODE 1080P AT 24 AND HOPE YOU will have 30fps by Nab or AVid's solution above.
Or what may be coming?
Blu-ray is definately going to be better than broadcast and masters should be saved on harddrive or holodrive in either redcode or AViDS code. Masters should then downrezed to broadcast in HDCAM or HDVCPRO. The 4k RAW footage should be kept on HD for future purposes.
Any other ideas or workflows?
ps - I hope REDCINE might be the best to take our master edit out to mpeg4 for blu-ray. I hate all the mpeg 2 artifacts I get with water right now, that was not on my DVcam original footage, even at the max encode rates!!!