When downloading some video footage off an open access website I’m usually given the option of taking it in one of several formats:
Please help me choose which format(s) to pick.
I intend to project the footage on a screen, so I want the best quality playback possible. Which format is best suited for that purpose? My first instinct was to pick HiRes MPEG4; but, surprisingly, the MPEG2 version comes in a bigger file, which usually means higher quality. I’m confused.
If I want to be able to edit the footage down the road (probably in Final Cut), am I limited to some formats and not others? If so, which ones are good and which ones are no good for editing?
FYI, I’m working in Windows, not Mac.
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks all, in advance.