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Kazumi Hatori
iMac editing RED guide
on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:55:49 am

Hi I've been editing HD at my i7 iMac 27", with FCS 3 editing Prores.

So now I got opportunity to edit a 3 minutes RED project,
seems like there are different flows (RED RAW->proxy / RED RAW->Prores),
I would like to know if there is any guide to do that or advices~

I will work with FCP, with color for grading,
and finally output will be 1080p.

The thing I concerned most is that I can only work with a FW800 harddisc,
is that enough to edit proxy/Prores?


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Ben Holmes
Re: iMac editing RED guide
on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:26:11 pm

There is a good whitepaper (with workflow guides) included with the RED FCS Installer. Given your hardware limitations, I'd recommend transcoding to ProRes to edit, then using Clipfinder to re-conform to REDCode so you can CC in Color - although the performance may be poor on the iMac.

A popular alternative is to use REDCine to do a one-light CC, then transcode to ProRes4444, and use these to edit and then in Color for CC. With a decent sized, RAIDed FW800 drive, you should be OK, just don't expect multi-stream playback. Also, playback may skip frames if the array is too full. Do some test yourself to see if this can work for you, as it avoids multiple transcodes.

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Kazumi Hatori
Re: iMac editing RED guide
on Nov 12, 2010 at 3:51:53 am

about the drive,
does it make it different between raid or normal through FW800?

and is Ethernet drive a solution for a iMac?


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Mark Petereit
Re: iMac editing RED guide
on Nov 10, 2010 at 4:02:00 pm

I'm far more worried that you're trying to grade color on an iMac.


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Paul Jay
Re: iMac editing RED guide
on Nov 10, 2010 at 5:01:18 pm

Indeed. Editing ProRes HD will run fine on an iMac with a good FW800 drive, but grading on a glossy high contrasy iMac monitor is not recommended.


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Michael Gissing
Re: iMac editing RED guide
on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:43:41 pm

RED make some good batch converters to make ProRes 1029 x 1080 files like REDRushes. Log & Transfer with the RED plugin can also do this job. Either way you should go to the RED site and study the various workflows and download their software or L&T plugin.

I don't recommend you try proxy workflows and grade the RED files with your setup. Convert to ProRes 422, 1920 x 1080 and work with that.


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Kazumi Hatori
Re: iMac editing RED guide
on Nov 11, 2010 at 10:15:04 am

Thanks all the useful comment!

I think i will go the Prores way.
I saw two software: RED Alert!, REDCINE-X,
is there any different to do the ingesting color correction?


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