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Alex DunnMixed format RED/ProRes workflow - FCP - AE CS3 (w/ Automatic Duck)
by on Nov 30, 2009 at 6:19:43 pm

Hi Guys,

I hope someone can help me here with a bit of advice.

I am currently working on a project which contains both RED footage and ProRes footage converted from TIFF sequences. I have cut in FCP no problem using ProRes HQ as per RED's workflow advice. All is great so far.

Now I have a fair amount of masking and colour correction to do before I finish my project. Ideally I want to do this in AE CS3 as I'm much more proficient with masking and the general interface than any other program. I have exported an XML using automatic duck and AE has picked this up no problem, bringing in the mixed format project without much fuss.

What I now need to do is make sure I'm working in the best possible colour space at the best possible quality and I could do with some advice. I'll be finishing the project in 720p probably in multiple formats as this will likely be presented in different manners over the years. Firstly, though it will be shown on plasma monitors.

I've set the project to 32bpc and had a look at some of the colour space options. I'd imagine rec. 709 could be the option here, but it seems to shift the gamma a fair bit.

Any advice on this at all would be extremely appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Alex


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Chris WrightRe: Mixed format RED/ProRes workflow - FCP - AE CS3 (w/ Automatic Duck)
by on Nov 30, 2009 at 11:24:09 pm

Red is .709. Going into a larger color space can create posterization and going into a smaller one, banding. That's why you always stick with the same pipeline all the way through.


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Alex DunnRe: Mixed format RED/ProRes workflow - FCP - AE CS3 (w/ Automatic Duck)
by on Dec 1, 2009 at 9:41:05 am

Thanks Chris,

My only problem is that switching to REC 709 I suddenly get a much darker image. I'm guessing this is down to moving from YUV to RGB. Is there a way I can get this switch to work better?

Alex



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Chris WrightRe: Mixed format RED/ProRes workflow - FCP - AE CS3 (w/ Automatic Duck)
by on Dec 1, 2009 at 5:41:36 pm

I believe this workaround also fixes the same problem.
http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/2/968549


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