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Re: How to grading without messing up!?

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Colin McQuillan
Re: How to grading without messing up!?
on Dec 29, 2011 at 7:28:45 pm

[Thomas Morter-Laing] " just out of interest isn't transcoding DSLR footage to 4444 a touch overkill?"

It really depends on what I am doing with the footage as to how I transcode.

Is transcoding to a higher format like PR4x4 going to add colour info that isn't there? no.
But if I plan to composite, add transfer mode overlays, send to Color/ or another proper CC app and so on... - then I like to keep the footage and renders in the best possible format during the post process through to final output. If I am just doing basic cuts and mild 3-way CC then I typically go for either PR or PRHQ depending on length of project and format/amount of source footage.

I personally don't have a single preferred workflow - I choose what method I feel best on a project-to-project basis. I have a relatively large fast RAID so don't worry too much about file size unless dealing with larger longterm projects.

Colin McQuillan
Vancouver, B.C.

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