Questions about Premiere editing
a beginner in editing here. I'm editing my first short film (shot with a RED Scarlet). Got a couple of questions before I begin, dont want to mess up before I begin so I have to re-do a bunch of stuff afterwards. I've tried to google this and watched tuturials but don't feel that I have a 100 % grip of the questions below. I'm using Premiere and Creative Cloud so everything is the latest version.
Any answer on any of these questions are appreciated if you are kind enough to share your wisdom with me.
1. How do I connect the proxy files to the original R3D files in Premiere?
2. Should I keep all the RED/R3D files within only one folder or is it OK if they are split up in several folders like this:
A002_755454 and so on.
I've read somewhere that its easier if they are only in one folder like the proxies? And they should have the exact same name? So when they reconnect before final export, it takes less time?
3. If editing is locked, which process is the easiest to export everything to Speedgrade, grade everything and then back to Premiere? Will transitions, dissolves, subtitles disappear in Speedgrade or will everything remain intact?
4. How do you go online and/or offline in Premiere? I know about the terms, just curious about what it means in a practical sense in Premiere.
5. Whats the easiest way to create proxies for 5K 3RD files? I know that you can use the "Ingest" function in Premiere or Media encoder. But I'm wondering whats the easiest and less time consuming way and which format should I choose in my case?
5. Any tips on the folder structure in the project bin of Premiere? And if I should watch out any timeline/sequence settings before I begin?
6. If I want to export only one file to After Effects from the Premiere timeline, put some effect on, and back to Premiere timeline, whats the easiest process for this?
7. I'm doing two versions of this film, meaning one without subtitles and one with english subtitles. Can I just have two sequences/timelines within the same project?
8. When the timeline has a red line showing, do I have to render all the clips or can I just continue editing and render later? Any risks?
9. We used timesync between the audio and the RED camera during set, so I'm wondering if theres any smart way of connecting the audio WAV files to the video files or do you just have
to do this manually? The sound is recorded with polywav files (meaning that its only one file in the folder, but when you open in editing software it branches out several files within that one file, boom sound, microphone sound and so on).
10. Anything more I should secure/check concerning settings etc. before I start editing? Or pitfalls to look out for?
Appreciate any help!
2 - Never move any files out of the original folder structure that any camera has created. The Cameras create these folder structures for a reason. Take a look inside one and notice the extra files, those are metadata files that must be there for some applications.
4 - Offline and Online are essentially terms that refer to which media you are working with.
Offline means your working with Proxies or Lower Res Versions Transcoded from say Resolve as an example.
Online is when your working with the original full Res files.
You would use offline media so your system is not slow and laggy. Especially if you have a slow system or media that's extremely difficult to playback. RED media can be difficult to playback in real time sometimes.
5 - I do believe that Premiere will create the Proxy files for you right in the project. I always get transcoded media to edit with so I'm not sure exactly how it have it do this.
Second 5 - Bin and folder structure - neat, clean, well organized, sorted into scenes if working on say a movie and labels that are easy to ready and don't confuse you down the line.
7 - You can have as many sequences/timelines in a project as you want. First suggestion is to duplicate a sequence before any major changes are made. Create a bin to put these in and name them as say Movie-V1, Movie-V2 or whatever works for you so they sort from oldest to newest. Use the comments column and make notes about each one. Never throw these away just incase your current timeline becomes corrupt this way you only lose some and not all of you edit. As for the subtitled version once you have locked picture duplicate the sequence and add the subtitles to that one.
8 - When you see the red line that means it may need to be rendered for your system to play it back at full frame rate. There's no risk in not rendering it. Rendering each and every time something goes red can eat up a lot of hard drive space so only render when you really need to.
"MY MEDIA MOTO: If you think three copies of your media is enough.
Take a moment to place a value on it and then maybe add two more.
Hard Drives are now stupidly cheap. A RE-SHOOT AND YOUR TIME AREN'T."