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Brandon Morris
REDCINE vs FCP Log & Transfer
on Feb 23, 2012 at 1:56:44 am

Is RedCine 64bit?
I read somewhere online that FCP Log and Transfer can be faster than RedCine transcoding, any advice?

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Stuart Ferreyra
Re: REDCINE vs FCP Log & Transfer
on Feb 23, 2012 at 2:23:27 am

Yes, FCP Log and Transfer is faster but it adds its own gamma curves. FCP Log and Transfer should only be used for offline editing. If you are trying to use it for both offline and online, I wouldn't recommend it. If you are going to do an online using ProRes (as opposed to using the raw files), it will always be better to do it in RedCine (with or without a Rocket card).

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Brandon Morris
Re: REDCINE vs FCP Log & Transfer
on Feb 23, 2012 at 2:45:58 pm

Is it not possible to correct the curve with a LUT or standard color correction curve?

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Matt Gerard
Re: REDCINE vs FCP Log & Transfer
on May 10, 2012 at 4:30:40 pm

Yes, but the point is that you aren't correcting the RAW files, you are color correcting the PRORES files. So depending on how far you are pushing your curves/corrections you won't get the latitude of adjustments that you would get with the RAW files, hence the reason for shooting RAW. Alot of my projects are Shot with a "look" in the the camera that gets us close to what we want the final to be, then small tweaks are done in AE or FCP, with the PRORES files, so we aren't pushing the PRORES files to hard when correcting.

So, it depends on how much flexibility you want in correcting the files after edit. If you will be doing wild and crazy stuff, best to do that in RCX, if not, FCP or AE corrections on PRORES files will probably be fine. Even then, you can always go back to the RAW files on a shot by shot basis as needed.

And as always, run a test to see what gives you what you need. Maybe the speed is an ok tradeoff for latitude in your grading process, maybe not.

Matt

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Andres Delgado
Re: REDCINE vs FCP Log & Transfer
on Mar 19, 2012 at 12:27:55 am

I always use RedCine-X PRO, but in FCP L&T you cannot correct your footage using the .R3D, i recommend you use a workflow using QT proxies. is the best way to save time and hard disks space!!!


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