I want to preserve as best I can the quality of digital photos taken in RAW format and then rendered as animation sequences in Blender. My workflow is as follows:
- Process RAW (.cr2) images with Darktable
- Export as OpenEXR
- Track and composite animation sequence in Blender
- Save animation as OpenEXR image sequence
- Open multiple image sequences in VSE and render final video file
The OpenEXR format is very large (over 200MB per image). Do I need to use it in both steps 2 and 4? Also, what settings should I use for the final video render?