Best editing format for Hitfilm on Mac?
I know this question has been asked in a number of posts, and reading through those I get that .mp4 is discouraged, and converting to DNxHD is highly recommended. I have tried converting a number of ways, installed the AVID codecs, and I can export a Quicktime .mov with DNxHD codec, but the only thing that comes through is audio, I can't get HitFilm or even VLC to recognize the video.
So any suggestions on that would be welcome, I'm converting using MPEG Streamclip but can't get DNxHD files to work after conversion.
That said, I then went with ProRes codec, which does work, so my question is should I keep trying to make DNxHD work, or will ProRes work well enough and just stick to that? In my short tests I haven't been able to see any real difference between editing the original .mp4 formats or the converted ProRes .mov files, they both do ok in general though bog down with some effects, but I've only done simple tests, nothing in depth or on a larger project.
For anyone who works with ProRes, I'm not seeing much difference between Proxy format or higher quality formats, and the size difference makes me lean toward using Proxy as I'm working on primarily personal projects. Anyone recommend differently?