Im working on a short film shot on RED at 4k 2.1 - laying back to HDCam SR.
Offline has been done using pro Res 422 HQ clips converted using RED Rushes to 1080x1920.
The plan is to convert the xml of the fnal sequence using clipfinder to point back to the r3d's for the color grade and send back to FCP for layback.
What is the best codec to render out to. Can I go 2k 444 dual link back to the SR - (is that just a question of linking the dual link output from the Kona to the HDCam SR and laying back?) How does the 2k frame size work if your going to HDcam SR (1920x1080) I know the Kona will convert on output but whats the point of rendering out to 2k if you're laying back to HD?
Thanks Noah - the Director wants the best possible - money no object but mastering on HDCam SR - Im confused as I keep hearing master on HDCam SR at 2k and Im not quite sure how you can do this as 2k is not HD?
If I rendered out Pro Res 444 and laid back to HDCam SR Dual link is this the best option? I presume Ill get black bands. Do they compensate for this when projecting?