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Tony Peck
4K to 720p
on Mar 31, 2014 at 3:55:25 am

I'm shooting a series of interviews on a Red camera. The plan is to zoom in post to give the feeling of a two camera shoot. I'm trying to decide whether it is better to reframe in the red software Redcine Pro and convert everything to 1080p or to bring everything natively into Final Cut Pro X and reframe there. I would probably create proxy's. The final output is 720p.

Thanks,
Tony


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Michael Garber
Re: 4K to 720p
on Mar 31, 2014 at 7:28:39 am

I would bring it into FCP. Will give you more room to play around.

If playback or rendering is an issue, you'll have the option to convert to Prores or Proxy. Set to better performance for playback.

You can edit at 4k for your radio cut, then bring into a 720p timeline for reframes. Prores will render much faster than the native red footage.

Michael Garber
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Oliver Peters
Re: 4K to 720p
on Mar 31, 2014 at 12:41:23 pm

What is the aspect ratio? If you are shooting RED's 2:1 instead of 16:9, you don't have as much reframing room as you might think. So hopefully, 16:9. I recommend RED's QuadHD setting. I would do all the work in X, using the proxy workflow. This will give you to most versatility and keep your resolution the highest.

- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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Tony Peck
Re: 4K to 720p
on Mar 31, 2014 at 3:19:18 pm

The aspect ration is really not the issue. I want to do a lot of reframing to give the illusion that we shot with more than one camera. We will shoot the interviews with a medium shot and go to our close ups in post. I'm trying to figure out the most efficient way.

Thanks,
Tony


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Oliver Peters
Re: 4K to 720p
on Mar 31, 2014 at 3:25:36 pm

I understand all that. Still 2:1 gives you less area to work with and maintain full resolution, although, it's less of an issue with 720 that 1080. So, like I said, use FCP X because you can interactively decide, based on your cut.

- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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Young monica
Re: 4K to 720p
on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:29:51 am
Last Edited By Young monica on Oct 11, 2014 at 6:25:33 am

Compared with 4K, I think FCP can affod 720p well. I recorded some 4k videos via GH4 and wanna to get hight quality. Howeverm for editing, I downscaled them into 1080p via a third party program. That saves me much time.
http://video-playback-tips.com/downscale-4k-to-1080p-2k-play-edit/


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