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Nathan Delannoy
Red transcode for final cut pro
on Oct 27, 2011 at 3:28:37 pm

Hello all,

I have approximately 50hours of Red 4k footage that I would like to transcode to pro res 422 proxy for the non native offline stage of my edit, we'll be going online for color-grading.
This is my first job with a red workflow.
I'm currently using Redcine x to transcode the media and this seems like an incredibly long process: am currently on a 1:5 ratio for transcoding.
As always time and space are of the essence, is there a quicker way to transcode? How can I optimize my settings to gain in speed?
Is transcoding red always such a long process?

Thanks for your time and help,


PS: I accidentally used an old copy of red rushes to transcode a few rushes and although the image was slightly yellow the time it took was tiny compared to redcine. Is this quite normal?

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Jerry Hofmann
Re: Red transcode for final cut pro
on Oct 27, 2011 at 9:36:49 pm

The faster the CPU, the faster the transcode... I've not investigated other apps for the job, but doubt there's a big difference in speed from one to another.


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Michael Alberts
Re: Red transcode for final cut pro
on Oct 28, 2011 at 12:03:37 am

You'll want to rent or purchase a Red Rocket card for your MacPro. In this case time really is money. Which is cheaper, your time or the cost of a Red Rocket?

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