That is the point of ProRes, it’s not intended for sharing and all.
When you encode you get close to loseless compression which allows for you to retain the source quality and also playback high bitrate video much easier. Once I’m ready to share it I will compress it down a bit to reduce the file size so it’s a more manageable size.
Most people aren’t working with ProRes video though so yeah not useful for most. However I want the best possible result. Not so useful if you are working with lower quality or normal quality video. I’m not doing something normal so the higher bitrate when upscaling (for example) just keeps the quality instead of compressing it more e.g 4k generates ~x4 the bitrate, if you used the same bitrate as 1080p it would look worse.
Either way the repeated frames still exist and the low quality audio which makes selecting the option kinda pointless as you would have lost some frames from repeated frames and low quality audio.
VEAI seems to display the video in the program as 23.98 fps when the video is 23.976 which is where I think it is getting duplicated frames from even though the metadata on the output does say 23.976 fps.
Anyway for now i’ll just try to work around it otherwise i’ll have try PNG or TIF then encode if possible.