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.
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.
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.
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.