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Angelo Lorenzo
Encoding Apple ProRes on a Windows PC with Redcine X Pro and FFMPEG
on Jun 6, 2012 at 7:47:34 pm

I thought all you Red buddies running Windows might enjoy this post.

Encoding Apple ProRes on a Windows PC with Redcine X Pro and FFMPEG


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Noah Kadner
Re: Encoding Apple ProRes on a Windows PC with Redcine X Pro and FFMPEG
on Jun 7, 2012 at 8:12:17 pm

I dunno- that seems like an ungodly amount of extra work just to do something that either you need constantly or never depending on the scale of the post house. Wouldn't getting a system setup with a Mac and a Red Rocket card be a more solid investment for someone doing regular RED post work? Certainly more time to get things done.

Noah

Call Box Training.
Featuring the Panasonic GH2 and Panasonic AC160/130.


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Angelo Lorenzo
Re: Encoding Apple ProRes on a Windows PC with Redcine X Pro and FFMPEG
on Jun 7, 2012 at 8:58:08 pm

You could make the argument, but I'm a pragmatist. I don't feel the need to buy old hardware (including the possibility of the new Mac Pro... which will probably have hardware that is 6 months old when or if an update is released) at a price premium for one codec... bad business choice when the amount of time it takes is nearly identical with my process. Probably seems like a blunt comment but it's not meant to be.

I think the scariest part is the Python script, which in basic terms just says "hey, this uncompressed file is done, feed it to FFMPEG". Beyond that, some of the other steps like setting up Process Lasso are one time things.

Are you turned off by the technical nature of it? Or could I explain it in a more clear manner? There are a number of RED users on Windows, this just fills a blind spot.


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Noah Kadner
Re: Encoding Apple ProRes on a Windows PC with Redcine X Pro and FFMPEG
on Jun 9, 2012 at 8:06:59 am

Just sounds like a massive PITA to me. I'm a big fan of simplicity. Maybe that's why I'm on a Mac to begin with...

Noah

Call Box Training.
Featuring the Panasonic GH2 and Panasonic AC160/130.


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Angelo Lorenzo
Re: Encoding Apple ProRes on a Windows PC with Redcine X Pro and FFMPEG
on Jun 9, 2012 at 5:58:19 pm

Different strokes... I guess it stems from my grandfather working at IBM: I've never really liked Apple as a computer platform and I like to tinker and problem solve.

Angelo Lorenzo
Fallen Empire - Digital Production Services


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Angelo Lorenzo
Re: Encoding Apple ProRes on a Windows PC with Redcine X Pro and FFMPEG
on Nov 20, 2012 at 8:17:33 pm

As I'm sure this will please Noah and whoever else, I've simplified the entire process into an app rather than all the scripting nonsense.

http://www.fallenempiredigital.com/blog/proreshelpersoftware/

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