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Daniel Hoesl
red on avid (or fcp)
on Jan 4, 2009 at 5:19:26 pm


i have a documentary project approaching which will be shot on a red cam. i have been playing around with R3D files, which work, and with redalert, also with redrushes. i have some questions...

1a) if they'll shoot 4k, how much discspace does that need, say for an hour?
1b) and on 2k?

2) i read about the "crimson workflow" - what is this?!

3) i think everything looks fine on intel mac with fcp here. but they want to edit on a pc based avid. how would you handle this? it does need transcodes then, right? is redrushes the application to do that? or the crimson workflow? and: the change of platforms mac/pc, what do i need? how silly is this?

thank you very much for your help!

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Noah Kadner
Re: red on avid (or fcp)
on Jan 5, 2009 at 1:51:40 am

Here's one place to start:


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Joe Tyler
Re: red on avid (or fcp)
on Jan 6, 2009 at 7:28:54 pm

First piece of advice. test shoot and deliver to editors.. save many hours of work.

Red at 4K - I'll assume Redcode 36 @4K 16x9 4K HD - at 25Fps.
Disk space from the record is appx 2GB per minute.
60 minutes would be 120GB and thats just storage, you'd need more for editing, layering ETC.

2K is roughly half the record space.

The previous post is a great resource for workflow.

At least for now... I'd stick with Intel Mac. There are plenty of forums full of PC problems. Unless you have a bunch of tech superior editors... Mac will be less headache.

hope this helps.
DP in the Washington DC Area
EX3 Owner

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