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Leo Ratner
Feature Length Doc - What to avoid?
on Apr 5, 2018 at 9:34:10 pm

Hello Premierers!

I've been a member for years and finally editing my own feature length doc with premiere pro.
Thank you all for sharing such great information and building this community.

My biggest questions right now
1. Which canvas should I be editing on? (4k? 2k? 1920x1080? what's the standard for festivals and broadcast?)
2. Since I could edit with 1/4 res, is it really beneficial creating proxies?
3. Will my MacBook Pro be strong enough to handle big exports?
4. Is there a guide to avoid big mistakes? suggest workflows?

Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro13,3
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.9 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 8 MB
Memory: 16 GB
Boot ROM Version: MBP133.0226.B25
SMC Version (system): 2.38f7
Serial Number (system): C02SQ90ZGTF1
Hardware UUID: 6C080619-6621-57B5-80AD-3D25FF5D0803

Cheers,
LO


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greg janza
Re: Feature Length Doc - What to avoid?
on Apr 6, 2018 at 12:40:52 am

[Leo Ratner] "1. Which canvas should I be editing on? (4k? 2k? 1920x1080? what's the standard for festivals and broadcast?)"

Create a sequence that matches your largest delivery size.


[Leo Ratner] "2. Since I could edit with 1/4 res, is it really beneficial creating proxies?"

yes. Proxies help with overall speed and efficiency if editing on a less powerful computer like your MBP.


[Leo Ratner] "3. Will my MacBook Pro be strong enough to handle big exports? "

No. If it's going to be a 4k film, upgrade your edit computer or use proxies if an upgrade isn't possible.

[Leo Ratner] "4. Is there a guide to avoid big mistakes? suggest workflows?"

Use the workflow guide that's best suited for your media format. i.e., if the film is going to be shot on Red search out the Red Premiere workflow guide from their site.

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Leo Ratner
Re: Feature Length Doc - What to avoid?
on Apr 6, 2018 at 10:29:36 pm

Thank you Greg.

So in Case I work with proxies, I will edit on 4k and then my MacBook Pro will be able to export? Or no chance of it happening?

Which Mac specs should I look into?
This is the most upgraded MacBook Pro possible.

Thanks!


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