Covered before I know but always run up against problems with this one…
Using DaVinci Resolve these days (used to be Handbrake / MPEG streamclip etc…) so I want to drop a client’s video clip in and render the whole thing out into something that will play smoothly in Cubase.
I used to say I didn’t care about filesize, but the SSD’s can balloon out of control if not careful, so I am a little mindful now - so preferably not DV anymore.
With longish mp4s I’m always having problems with stuttering video.
PAL sized would be fine - it’s literally just for proxies in the DAW
[ Trashcan MacPro 12-core 128GB RAM - all thunderbolt2 SSD ]