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#1 Vadim Joy

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 11:34 PM

Hello, I'm shooting a promo video soon and have to decide between shooting RAW or ProRes now. Shooting outside, in the forest. Natural light. That's why I want RAW, but I can not afford luxury of TBs of space, have only 2TB hard drive. Expected to shoot 4 hours of footage. So I need to save as much space as possible. 

 

So I have this in my head, tell me if it's a good idea:

 

- Shoot RAW

- Import RAW files to Resolve, do basic correction and recover details, export as 2K ProRes 4444 

- Import 2K ProRes into Premiere and do the final edit, export as ProRes 422

 

I'm worried about picture quality. Once I export out of Resolve 2K ProRes 4444 there will be not much I could do to change that file later. Any advice? Thanks. 


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Posted 04 May 2015 - 05:32 AM

Hiya Vadim,

  Just to clarify, this is the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera and not the 4K or anything.

  Secondly am I understanding right that you have enough media for the camera but you are worried about having enough space on your edit computer?

 

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 10:47 AM

while this is not exactly easy nor perfectly convenient, it does work really well and doesn't use a ton of space. i just did the same workflow with my pocket camera. worked great.

 

http://dcinema.me/20...p-workflow-mac/

 

i've also found that shooting proresHQ gets you 95% to 100% of what you have in RAW, so there's no harm in shooting that instead of RAW.


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#4 Vadim Joy

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 01:30 PM

Hiya Vadim,

  Just to clarify, this is the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera and not the 4K or anything.

  Secondly am I understanding right that you have enough media for the camera but you are worried about having enough space on your edit computer?

 

Freya

Yessir, that's right. 


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#5 Vadim Joy

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 01:32 PM

while this is not exactly easy nor perfectly convenient, it does work really well and doesn't use a ton of space. i just did the same workflow with my pocket camera. worked great.

 

http://dcinema.me/20...p-workflow-mac/

 

i've also found that shooting proresHQ gets you 95% to 100% of what you have in RAW, so there's no harm in shooting that instead of RAW.

Thanks I'll check it out. 


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Posted 04 May 2015 - 03:13 PM

Just realized that title of this topic makes no sense :)


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