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Ann Husaini
Need help with the BASICS on RED workflow
on Jun 17, 2009 at 7:05:52 pm

Hi all,

I am assisting on a feature and the RED is totally new to me and everyone in the company. Right now I am very concerned about setting up the project successfully for our eventual output path.


We are shooting 23.975 FPS anamorphic and using RED RUSHES to transcode the 4K files the RED creates to half-resolution (2K) ProRes422HQ quicktimes. (We are considering using quarter-resolution (1K) quicktimes but are unsure right now.) Files are shot with anamorphic squeeze and we unsqueeze them in RED RUSHES. Then we import files into FCP. The plan is to cut with these lower-resolution quicktimes and then match back to the 4K footage. That file will be sent to telecine and spat out to HD tape; will also make a DI and 35mm print from it eventually.

Sound is recorded as 8channel 48K 23.975 TC WAVs with embedded metadata from the sound recordist describing what lav is on what channel; have not worked with the files yet and have no idea if that metadata is going to import into FCP or we're just going to have to figure it out after import.

I have numerous questions about the process. Might be easier to not list here and ask any available folks on the forum who have done this workflow if they have a little availability for questions and harrassment over the phone or with long winded emails.

Thanks so much
Ann
afhusaini@gmail.com


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Russell Lasson
Re: Need help with the BASICS on RED workflow
on Jun 17, 2009 at 10:54:59 pm

Transcoding your footage through REDRushes will work fine. I suggest you use Clipfinder instead. It has a lot more options for adjusting Color and rendering.

[Ann Husaini] "The plan is to cut with these lower-resolution quicktimes and then match back to the 4K footage."

The only question I have with that is what program you'll use to conform and color your 4k footage. If you plan to color on your own, Color has some good workflows. If you plan to color at a post house, then they'll deal with conforming back to the 4k files. You should only need to deliver and edl and the original RED files, or just the whole FCP project.

If you need other questions answered or would like to consider using our facility for finishing, feel free to contact me.

Russell Lasson
Colorist/Digital Cinema Specialist
Color Mill
Salt Lake City, UT
http://www.colormill.net


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David Battistella
Re: Need help with the BASICS on RED workflow
on Jun 18, 2009 at 9:12:58 pm



My advice is find a professional in your area. Pay them to for a consultation and to help you get your workflow off the ground.

Many of these professionals can help you save a lot of time and money and headaches by doing it correctly in the first place.

The cow is a great place for quick answers but a funded feature should engage a professional to help you get it right.

Just my two cents.


David



Peace
David


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asher hershtik
Re: Need help with the BASICS on RED workflow
on Jun 24, 2009 at 7:37:00 am

[Ann Husaini] "The plan is to cut with these lower-resolution quicktimes and then match back to the 4K footage."

There is a system that give this capability, to match video content.

You can try this service at

http://www.editboost.com/pages/conform-video.php


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