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  10 October 2012
What output do you render to?

Hey Guy's

I was just wondering, what is a great file format to render your animation to? For years I've been rendering to PNG files to get lossless output without it having it take up too much space. But I recently realized it takes some time to add the PNG lossless compression, resulting in a 1 or 2 second delay per frame for saving the file.

So my question is, what is a nice reasonable file format to render you animation frame to? I know TGA is a common one, but it takes up sh*t loads of space...

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  10 October 2012
EXR wins hands down. Info here
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  10 October 2012
EXR. I only use .tga or .png when I don't need the bit depth and need it to respond faster in After Effects. EXRs in After Effects kinda blows.
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  10 October 2012
RPF and After Effects seem to work better together, but I tend to not need a lot of bit depth so TGAs work really well with AE for me.
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  10 October 2012
.exr for most things, .tif sometimes when it's not too important.
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  10 October 2012
+1 for EXR
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