which workflow gives the best result? Either use "send to Compressor" in FCPX to send the project to Compressor and create the delivery file there (e.g. h.265) or export a master file (e.g. proRes 444) from FCPX which I then open in Compressor to create the delivery file?
I guess they are similar, but wouldn't the extra compression step form FCPX (optimized media) -> proRes 444 -> h.265 potentially give more artifacts compared to going directly to Compressor via "send to Compressor"? The latter seems to skip a compression stage…
I might confuse all of this though… Is the "optimized media" in my project actually proRes 444, and thus exporting this to a proRes 444 maste file would not result in any quality degradation (actually not a compression stage)? What do you guys do, and which codec do you use for your master file if you take that route?