To Davinci and Back a VFX Workflow
by Ben Thompson on Oct 21, 2014 at 6:48:29 am
Recently I've been doing some experimenting with different elements of a VFX intigrated workflow. Being new to the process I originally assumed I could make an easy round trip from cinema raw dng files and back in just a few short steps. Here was my process using the BMCC camera Raw Files:
1. I proxied all my files into DNxHD 1080p 10bit files under the Final Cut XML Round trip setting.
2. I imported my proxies into Premire Pro where I locked my final edit for VFX.
3. I linked my VFX shots using the Replace with AfterEffects composition option.
And this is where I came to a stand still in my pipeline. Where do I go from here? Having finished all my VFX shots am I now able to export an XML file with the linked AfterEffects compositions and all, completing the trip back into Resolve where I can now grade my final product?
Is there a better method or have I messed up this process beyond salvage? My goal is to to have a quick workflow that allows full control of a raw grade while maintaining visual quality throughout my entire process.