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Ryan Gilmore
How to work with footage shot on a RED camera?
on Apr 12, 2010 at 6:33:46 am

I've been asked to work on some effects shots for a film shot digitally on a RED camera. What should be the format I ask them to convert to so I can work with the footage in AE CS3? I don't have the budget at the moment to upgrade to CS4. The final destination will be to film stock for cinemas.


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: How to work with footage shot on a RED camera?
on Apr 12, 2010 at 12:58:36 pm

No experience with RED here but we've had a number of threads here in the AE Forum and there are articles on RED at the COW. You'll also do well to check out the PremierePro Forum here.

I believe most of te info is CS4-centric, so you'll have to extrapolate the info for use in CS3.

Good Luck
RoRK

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Michael Szalapski
Re: How to work with footage shot on a RED camera?
on Apr 12, 2010 at 1:25:36 pm

Just FYI, don't worry about your budget for upgrading to CS4. Worry about upgrading to CS5. CS5 has support for native Red files.

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Bartek Skorupa
Re: How to work with footage shot on a RED camera?
on Apr 12, 2010 at 1:51:19 pm

... as well as CS4

Bartek Skorupa
Warszawa, Poland


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: How to work with footage shot on a RED camera?
on Apr 12, 2010 at 3:08:32 pm

[Bartek Skorupa] "as well as CS4"

But only within the 9.0.2 update and the RED integration is via a plugin. So, it looks like it's going to be tricky working with CS3 and RED footage.

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Ryan Gilmore
Re: How to work with footage shot on a RED camera?
on Apr 12, 2010 at 3:29:45 pm

My question was not how to work with RED files natively in CS3. I'm already aware that one can't. My question is what file format would be best to convert to so that color information is retained and I can do effects work on it, and go eventually go back to film resolution?





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Bartek Skorupa
Re: How to work with footage shot on a RED camera?
on Apr 12, 2010 at 3:37:41 pm

dpx, but I'd worry how the client will react when you ask them to convert.
The truth is: If you want to have the access to all the color information - you have to work on R3D.
Otherwise you'll lose something.
dpx can pass 32bpc color, so I'd try to ask for dpx.

Bartek Skorupa
Warszawa, Poland


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: How to work with footage shot on a RED camera?
on Apr 12, 2010 at 8:00:55 pm

Ok- here it is:
http://www.red.com/support
get REDCINE
ask for RED native files- you can open, preview, select, trim, color correct and export from REDCINE in whatever format you want.
I have done several projects shot on RED with AE. The first I used CS3 and I exported TARGA files.
Now I use CS4 with the REDCODE plugin.
Cheers,


Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist
Bucharest, Romania
http://www.ennstudio.ro


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