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  • Thu, Apr 25 2019 11:52 AM

    • Sarita Siegel
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    Using 4K in MC 2018.8

    HI,

     

    I am preparing to introduce quite a lot of 4k RED Scarlett footage into a long form documentary project that is 1080p/25. It will have a lot of archive and XF300 footage that is already transcoded at 185x. It is high res as I am firstly cutting a trailer to get more funding.

    But not knowing 4K RED files well, I cannot decide whether to transcode the RED material into a fairly good quality in REDCINE X PRO 50.5 to use for the trailer or download the RED AMA plug in as I will only need some for the trailer before figuring out a workflow for the long edit (at a less HD hungry offline resolution). 

    Has anyone run into difficulties using the RED AMA plug in with MC 2018.8.0? Also what graphics card would be necessary if I go the AMA plug in route? I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M 2048 MB.

    cheers

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  • Thu, Apr 25 2019 3:19 PM In reply to

    • jef
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    Re: Using 4K in MC 2018.8

    Decoding RED is a CPU heavy task, so the GPU should not really be an issue.

    I would definitely take the route of AMA linking to the RED footage and transcoding in Avid to a good working codec.

    I especially would take this route depending on if / how you plan on taking the footage to a color session outside of Avid.  If you know that yet, we can offer some workflows.

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  • Thu, Apr 25 2019 6:04 PM In reply to

    Re: Using 4K in MC 2018.8

    I'd install the relevant Red AMA plugin.

    Link your AMA clips into a new bin.

    Transcode to you hgh quality DNx codec to match the other media. You may want to test what de-beyer setting works best.

    Its called Linked Source scaling/quality in the transcode window. With 4K sources for an HD output half best or half good is all you need. 1/4 1/8 or 1/16 will give a softer transcode but be faster to generate the media.

     

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  • Tue, Apr 30 2019 9:42 PM In reply to

    • Sarita Siegel
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    Re: Using 4K in MC 2018.8

    HI Pat, thanks for this guidance.

    cheers

    Sarita

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  • Tue, Apr 30 2019 9:48 PM In reply to

    • Sarita Siegel
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    Re: Using 4K in MC 2018.8

    HI,

     

    I will most likely do color on Da Vinci Resolve for the trailer.  Thanks for the suggestions.

    cheers

    sarita

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