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Sean Kapleton
REDCINE-X ProRes HQ settings
on Apr 13, 2010 at 9:33:09 pm

Hello

Using this application for the first time and when i get to the part of setup in quicktime i choose ProRes HQ, i select 23.98 which is what the footage is but then the compressor option throws me for a bit of a loop.

Am i meant to switch gamma correction to none or leave it on automatic and also do i check enable chroma filtering even tho i am transcoding the footage to HQ not 4444?

I also see that it selects 1920x1080 which is what i want but am i meant to select a fit to width for my 3k footage in the Framing window like i would in RedRushes or does this export option understand what needs to happen - likewise if the footage was 2K would it also know to fit to height?

thank you in advance for your time.

best
sean



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Noah Kadner
Re: REDCINE-X ProRes HQ settings
on Apr 14, 2010 at 12:20:21 am

Leave gamma filtering off- that's what I do. Your frame size should be an even divide of your source footage aspect ratio. 1920x1080 would be a good starting point assuming you shot 3K 16:9/HD.

Noah

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Sean Kapleton
Re: REDCINE-X ProRes HQ settings
on Apr 14, 2010 at 1:39:56 am

Hey Noah,

Thank you for the reply i know you must be busy this week so much appreciated! I forgot to mention that i am using build 193 of RedCine-X just to be on the same page. Just curious as to whether or not you cover in depth RedCine-X instruction in your book - i was going to have this facility buy a copy, that is if everything isn't about to change this week already (NAB) : )?!

I was told by a red tech that because the footage on this job was shot with the new MX sensor i would not be able to use Redrushes and that I had to use RedCine-X (which i obviously had not yet used) on top of that I also was asked to create a one-light on the footage - saving my look presets along the way and applying to other clips and adjusting when necessary to match.

Exporting ProRes HQ 1920x1080
: Just to clarify do i only use the custom export i created for quicktime and allow its setting for 1920x1080 to do the work converting from 3K or do i indeed need to actually use the Frame Window to apply a fit to width of 1920x1080 (like i would in RedRushes).

Timecode Burn In
: does this burn all the way through the transcode where as in RedRushes you have some options (i.e. burn on first frame only) The reason I ask is because they are asking that we lay this footage to HDCAM sr and usually i would avoid having to slate each clip by just using RedRushes option to burn timecode on the first frame...but if RedCine-X can only do that on the entire clip then I will have to slate each shot on a timeline before laying to tape.

In and Out point:
I wanted to set in & out points on clips in order to run a bunch of tests on small pieces of the clips to figure this all out on my own through trial and error but I found that this was very confusing and difficult to use so i just had the entire clips rendering over-night (ps. did not see options for setting multiple cores or clips like in RedRushes so hopefully these tests will be done tomorrow am).

thank you and anyone who has a chance to reply.

cheers

sean



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Sean Kapleton
Re: REDCINE-X ProRes HQ settings
on Apr 14, 2010 at 2:11:22 am

oh and 4444 chroma filtering - did i need to check this as well?



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