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#1 Ryan Barton-Grimley

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 03:20 PM

I can't seem to find a simple concise version of the steps in
post workflow for a project shot on the RED camera and then
cut in Final Cut. Starting on set to finishing onto an HD master.
I would sure appreciate some direction on this if anyone has
gone through it???

Thanks: Ryan Barton-Grimley
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:00 PM

Have you checked reduser.net?

http://www.reduser.n...ead.php?t=14306
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#3 John Sprung

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 07:04 PM

These guys are set up to post Red stuff, click on Workflows:

http://www.plastercitypost.com/




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#4 Ryan Barton-Grimley

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 08:42 PM

Thanks guys!!!!
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#5 Richard Boddington

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:06 PM

Yikes! I wish it was a whole lot easier than this!!

1. Shoot using the RED.
2. Copy footage from red drive into 2 external hard drives. One for storage, other for editing.
3. Log and transfer the .R3d files to prores files for native editing using FCP 6.03.
4. Edit it down to the final cut.
5. Export XML to crimson.
6. Export XML from crimson to Redcine.
7. Render to 1080 on Redcine.
8. Export a roundrip XML file for FCP using Crimson.
9. Import roundrip XML file into FCP and apply the new sequence settings.
10. Export to COLOR from FCP.
11. Do the color grading and export to FCP from Color.
12. Now, using compressor, export to the first format (SD DVD 16:9).
13. If selected in film festivals, export to the other required formats.
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Posted 07 June 2008 - 08:22 AM

Yikes! I wish it was a whole lot easier than this!!

1. Shoot using the RED.
2. Copy footage from red drive into 2 external hard drives. One for storage, other for editing.
3. Log and transfer the .R3d files to prores files for native editing using FCP 6.03.
4. Edit it down to the final cut.
5. Export XML to crimson.
6. Export XML from crimson to Redcine.
7. Render to 1080 on Redcine.
8. Export a roundrip XML file for FCP using Crimson.
9. Import roundrip XML file into FCP and apply the new sequence settings.
10. Export to COLOR from FCP.
11. Do the color grading and export to FCP from Color.
12. Now, using compressor, export to the first format (SD DVD 16:9).
13. If selected in film festivals, export to the other required formats.


You can also replace everything after step 4 with:
5. Bring everything to your DI facility.
6. Relax while the show is conformed, color corrected, and deliverables of all types are created by professionals who do this sort of thing for a living and are very good at it.
7. Realize that you have a considerably better product and the money was well spent.

Now, this approach doesn't necessarily work for no-budget, do-it-yourself, hobbyist projects. But for anything you actually expect to sell, it's certainly worth considering.
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