View Full Version : Grading DPX
02-16-2009, 12:13 AM
Hello, Andrew here... pretty new to this so bear with me.
I have my edit in After FX, and I want to export to DPX sequences for grading. I know how to do all the exporting and all that.
The only problem is I am not familiar with working with DPX files and post houses with reagrds to procedure. Must I convert all my AVI's to DPX sequences and hand them off with an EDL?
What is the general procedure here?
02-16-2009, 03:42 AM
I think I know what your after...
Create your DPX through Monkey extract.
By using the cx3600 EDL.
Also give this same edl to the Base light colourist, Monkey extract will make another edl for him as well. It asks you if you want one when you render out the dpx files. this helps him find each clip with having to set a cut mark manually.
Now I'm unsure what the or what your AVI's are from or for...
02-16-2009, 03:50 AM
Hi, I do not own Monkey extract.
I should mention I am using Premiere Pro and CineForm on PC.
I have many clips which I used to do this edit, but obviously I did not use every frame of every clip. I have rendered out only the AVI's I used to DPX sequences through AE. My question is do I hand off all those DPX files along with an EDL or what?
For example I only used the 1st 8 seconds of an avi, and the middle 25 seconds, now the full length is 3mins, it is a waste to hand off 3mins of DPX files since I only need the 1st 8 seconds and the middle 25 seconds.
Make any sense?
02-16-2009, 03:52 AM
Not quite sure where Base Light comes in, this is going to either a Da Vinci or Lustre system.
02-17-2009, 02:57 AM
uuuuum not really, but I see the pickle your in.
If your project is 1:1 now, uncompressed, Id say the easiest thing to do is just export out the final bit you want graded to a uncompressed tiff sequence.
Give that to the lustre guys. They can grade that direct, or they will put it to HDSR tape and tape grade it via the divinci.
The way you have done it is not the easiest unfortunately...
FCP and a MAC is the simplest way to go for all of this stuff using RED footage...
PC is still hard work.
best of luck.