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Warren Eig
Trouble with Red in Color
on Apr 7, 2010 at 7:43:08 pm

Here is the steps I was taking. I was supposed to have the CC done on a Quantel Pablo but that fell through so now it is being done in Color 1.5.1.

I transcoded all the footage with RedRushes to ProRes422(HQ). I edited the project in FCP 7.0.1 and exported an XML to Clipfinder 2.20-- (this is a 60 sec spot). I selected relink to R3D files then selected conform XML. I opened this new XML in Color and all the red footage is at the head of the shots. I see the slates. Obviously this is no good.

So I tried another tact. I exported an XML from FCP and imported that into color. All shots are correct but it is pointing to my ProRes footage. If I select a clip and say 'relink' it finds the R3D file but again, I'm back at the head of the shot and see a slate. Again this is no gooood.

Next I use the send to color option in FCP. I see all my shots correctly but they are still pointing to the ProRes footage. Choosing relink in color again brings the footage to the head of the shot and the slate.

How does one go about relinking to the R3D files using the ProRes work flow? I've searched this forum but can't find a definitive answer that will work. I'd like to see the correct in and out points applied to the R3D files so I can grade it properly in color without having to grade the ProRes footage.

Has anyone had success with this?



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Arnie Schlissel
Re: Trouble with Red in Color
on Apr 7, 2010 at 8:25:20 pm

Does the TC of the ProRes match the TC of the .r3d?


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David Battistella
Re: Trouble with Red in Color
on Apr 7, 2010 at 10:12:27 pm

Have you run the FIX COLOR PROJECT LOOPING BUG within clipfinder.
To do this ou must.

1 close the color project
2. run the project through the fix color looping bug in Clipfinder
3. reopen the project in color.



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Illya Laney
Re: Trouble with Red in Color
on Apr 8, 2010 at 10:37:50 pm

If you want to do a lame but surefire workaround...

You can always reconnect the ProRes clips manually in the FCP timeline to the proper sized R3D Proxies. To be safe, duplicate your project or do a "save as" and collapse multiclips(if you have them) before you start this process. When you navigate to the file, you may need to have the "match name and reel only" option unchecked. Ignore the warnings FCP gives you(if at all) when you reconnect and everything should be gravy. The only problem with this workflow...speed changes will probably not be applied to the proxies, but that's a fairly easy problem to fix.

After you're done, send to Color and you'll have access to the full RAW files then proceed as normal. If your clip is scaled wrong in Color, choose the proper export codec first, change the resolution preset, reset Geometry, then copy to all in the geometry room in that order.

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