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August Anderson
Red Conversion, rough time estimates.
on Jul 14, 2010 at 1:58:39 am

Hey guys,

When doing a Red job, how much time do you tell the client it will take for transcoding the media? Assume it's being done in Redrushes. I know this is highly dependent on the machine. Let's pretend 3 different people have three different machines. An 8-core, a quad-core, and an i7 iMac.

Even though I've done this many times, I still seem to forget. I was going to allot the total number of hours recorded multiplied by 4.

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Alex Elkins
Re: Red Conversion, rough time estimates.
on Jul 14, 2010 at 9:59:50 am

Hi August,

You haven't mentioned what sort of quality/debayer setting you will be transcoding to. This will make an enormous difference.

For conversions to a low-ish quality format suitable for offlining I'd say 4:1 sounds about right. Possibly slightly faster than that. If you use Clipfinder to do your conversions it tells you how many fps it is transcoding at.

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