I apologize in advance if this has been answered. I'm new to working with Red in After Effects - I've searched on the reduser.net forum, and all over the internet. If this question is inappropriate here, sorry again - I won't post here anymore.
I finished a commercial originally shot 4K on the red. I was told we were finishing Pro Res HQ for output to HDCAM SR. So I cut it in FCP and did two comps in After Effects (CS 4). So...now the producer changed his mind and we're finishing on a Scratch system with the original Red files.
I understand the FCP EDL workflow. But with After Effects, I've never done this for Red files. These questions will sound very naive.
1) Can I output an EDL from A.E. so they can re-create the compositions in Scratch?
or if not,
1) What format (DPX...) do I use for the Red footage for the After Effect comps? Do I need to convert the original files in RedCine-X to get them into After Effects?
2) Can I just plug in the Red files into the old comps? Or do I need to start over in a new comp.
3) What format quicktime do I output from A.E. for scratch?
4) Can CS4 work for all of the above?
Again, thank you in advance. I'm at kind of a loss here, never having done this before. If I need to be banned from this forum for asking such basic questions, let me know. Just a little frustrated.
Jake, I don't have any direct experience with this workflow, but I'll try to point you in the direction as best I can.
[Jake Diamond]"1) Can I output an EDL from A.E. so they can re-create the compositions in Scratch?"
Nope. AE is not an NLE.
[Jake Diamond]"1) What format (DPX...) do I use for the Red footage for the After Effect comps? Do I need to convert the original files in RedCine-X to get them into After Effects?"
AE CS4 can handle R3D files with the REDCODE importer plugin -- see RED's download page [link] for details. Of course, converting them with RedCine-X would work, too.
[Jake Diamond]"3) What format quicktime do I output from A.E. for scratch"
I think you should talk to your SCRATCH artist about their preferred import format and settings.
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