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Chroma Subsampling and Transcoding

I was recently asked about the benefits of transcoding AVCHD footage to ProRes 4:2:2 or 4:4:4. AVCHD uses 4:2:0 subsampling, which is the same as MP4. Transcoding it to 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 won’t give you any more information than you…

The 411 on 4:4:4 (and 4:2:0 and 4:2:2)

You often hear people referring to digital footage as being “4:4:4” or “4:2:0.” If you have no idea what they’re talking about, you’re not alone. In fact, many people who think they understand those terms actually don’t.