Master File Deliverables

The final output of a project will be a master file, most likely a format that has a very high data rate to preserve the detail in high-dynamic-range imagery generated by today’s highest-quality digital image sensors. We suggest Apple ProRes 4444 XQ codec as your final master and archive file.

This master file may be of too high a data rate to ensure proper playback on many screening systems. A separate screening file is usually required. These final deliverables are usually:

  • Apple ProRes 422 HQ for projection
  • H.264 for Web
  • DCP for film festival / projection
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