11-17-2007, 06:49 PM
When the time comes to start editing on premiere, im assuming everyone will be offlining...so just out of curiosity, what files will everyone be exporting out of Redcine to work with before online back in Premiere or After Effects?
11-18-2007, 12:45 AM
I assume you are talking about Premiere on PC. Premiere on Mac is totally different, in that it is Quicktime based. Best I can tell, there are no AVI options in RedCine, which is limiting. If there were, you would have tons of options, including DV24, HDV24, BMD Motion-JPEG, MatroxMPEG I-Frame, etc.
The best option, that I would choose is Cineform. There are a number of reasons that they make a good offline format, regardless of Prospect4K. Cineform can quickly rewrap from MOV to AVI, which few other codecs can do, and RedCine is currently MOV only, and Premiere performs best with AVIs. If you were deadset on an Offline, 720p24 would work well, giving a good balance of performance, storage, and quality. This would allow you to online at 4K. If you were going to master at 2K, you could edit directly in Prospect2K, if you have a fast system. This allows you to "cheat" on things like timecode, since you never have to go back. I am currently working on a project in 2K with no offline, but it is short, a commercial. I am using an older system though. With new systems it should be viable for longer projects as well.
If RedCine supported AVIs, my answer would be Matrox, since the AXIO LE seems to offer the greatest creative flexibility, responsiveness and performance. In can do 480p, 720p or 1080p, at 24 and 23.976 fps. I would then online with Cineform4K if using Premiere/AE, but uncompressed is also an option with unlimited disk space.
Just my 2 cents.