The highest quality would be Uncompressed 10 bit, which usually is overkill due to its heavy performance requirements in HD. I would recommend using ProRes HQ in 1920*1080 for most projects (if you are planning to master to a HD format; for a 2k DPX workflow you would do that in a different way).
You definitely should check that you are working in Rec709 gamma, and you should do a light color/brightness adjustment there to make sure you don´t clip or waste any color and luminance info during the conversion.
If you want to batch-process your clips, you should have a look at RedRushes, which actually allows you to do convert a series of clips into the format of your choice.
Framerate depends on your shooting framerate, but most of the time probably will be 24fps (if you are planning to go to Film) or 23.976 if you are working for video delivery.
Re: RED footage on M100
by Bryon Middleton on Apr 14, 2009 at 3:16:47 pm
Upon doing what you've suggested in Red Rushes i am getting nothing but black for video when i try the ProRes HQ setting. I've tried some of the others just to see if the footage was good and it's there, just not showing up with the Pro Res or Uncompressed 10 bit. Any ideas?
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Open up an R3D in REDAlert and make sure none of the settings are crazy. Just make sure you can see it really. Then use the RSX file in that clip's folder in REDRushes to apply that color to the rendered clips. That might help.
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