I'm working on a 4K project remotely, so I'm getting zip folders full of HD proxy footage over the file-transfer service, WeTransfer. Client doesn't want to transfer 1TB+ of 4K RAW footage and I'm ok with that.
I've already done some motion graphics work around the HD proxies, but I need to send back to my client the AE CC project file so he can reconnect his original 4K footage. All the workflow tips I've found on the net involve CREATING proxies from the original file. But what if I don't have access to those originals?
The only thing I can think of doing is letting him replace all the HD footage with his 4K stuff, have him send the AE file back to me, then manually SET PROXY to every offline 4K clip in the project. It sounds kind of archaic, but am I on the right track?