I'm pretty new to working with RED footage. Is there a way to make self-contained sub-clips? For example, I have a 2 minute .R3D, but only want 10 seconds out of it.
I don't want to grade or do any sort of post processing on it yet. How can I save out that 10 seconds to its own file, but keep the exposure latitude and RED post processing available (ISO, Color Temp, Debayer, etc)?
And if that's not possible, what's the best format to export to keep the maximum amount of latitude in post, DPX? EXR?
Cool. RedCine-X isn't the most intuitive thing on the planet. Here's how I go it to work.
Double click your clip in your bin to open it in the Player
Set IN and OUT points using "I" and "O"
In the Export Presets palette, select Export: Clip in Player in the pop-up menu
Click "+" to create a new Preset
Under Format, choose R3D Trim from the pop-up.
Setup botton allows you to create QT proxies, sidecars, and FCP XML.
Ignore the Output Size. It says 1920x1080, but it'll output the full 4K R3D
The Options tab allows you to add handles to the head and tails.
Click OK to save the preset and that window will close.
Click the Export button in the Export Presets palette.
I was able to open the resulting .R3D file in After Effects and have the same post control of ISO, debayer, and color temp — now with a much smaller file size.
Additionally, you can load up clips in the timeline and R3D Trim them as a batch mode by selecting Timeline (separate clips) in the Export pop-up menu.
With Cineform you could render that 10 seconds and still keep all metadata. But no way to keep full r3d options. post iso is anyways... with cineforms first light you'd sill have great options on Color Temp, Debayer, etc. Check out cineform neo test version.