I just helped a friend by using a MAC and running the files through compressor (with audio) to the AVID DNX codec. The 1080 files we generated looked great when compressed for the WEB (which was the the final delivery).
I know this requires a MAC but it worked really well.
Thanks but I already have good workflow going on a Mac through Redcine, FCP, Crimson using proxy files for quick editing and onlining, then renderering whatever I want. The DNxHD quicktimes for Avid are good to use, but I want to have them without using a Mac, just Redcine and Avid. I can't render anything useful on Windows from Redcine, usuable for Avid Media Composer 3.0 HD, except tiff sequences.
What i'm looking for is a format I can render/use as low-res and hi-res material as on Mac without using one... just Redcine and Avid...
I would just like to have nice way of using RED files, as I am using for example XDCAM and loading XDCAM Proxy material just as I want to load Digibeta footage 10:1 and batch capture my edit 1:1 aswell as HDCAM. Those ways I have everything low-res or hi-res if it's not too much footage and also with audio.
Also the Avid codec DNxHD for Quicktime is really good compressed and is fast to work with for me than having a jpg/tiff sequence imported in Avid and then exporting.
I can't believe there's nobody having a good way to work with it on Avid.
[Daniel Falkenhagen]"I can't believe there's nobody having a good way to work with it on Avid.
The key thing about using RED in Avid is Quicktime support. The RED QT Component is fantastic as it provides a direct debayered output at various resolutions from the R3D file. This makes it possible to directly import the QT reference files into Avid at media.
However, at present that QT component is only available for Mac. Although a PC version is promised.
In Windows the only useful RED tool is Redcine. There are limitation in the way it interfaces with Quicktime that means it has difficulty producing DNxHD media. However Michael Philips from Avid is working with RED on this issue and it should be greatly improved in the near future.
If you have a copy of Avid Media Composer or Xpress Pro the dongle can be used on either a Mac or a PC, so if you have a Mac available the easiest way is usually going to be import directly from RED QT files into Avid on a Mac, then if necessary take the resulting Avid media elsewhere to edit. This workflow is fairly simple and is getting easier.
Hi to all of you and thank you very much for the replies.
Of course there are people having workflows between Red and Avid.
People are shooting whole films on it. I think I had to be more specific and tell that I worked on a HP 8600 Workstation, Windows XP.
Mac and Avid using QT references sounds really usefull, and that's what I'm looking for with PC. But it seems I have to wait a while for that. Isn't there are R3D file converter to QT refs, I read something about that in "under the gun" story.