I just finished directing a short film shot on the RED. I don't own the RED, but I'm now editing the footage in Premiere CS4. We shot everything in 4k. Everything is working great in PrePro, except I'm still trying to find the best solution for final render.
I've followed the "RED plugin workflow guide" to do some export tests. The footage looks awesome on my computer in both PrePro & AE. But when I render "Mpg2 DVD" files out of AE, then burn a standard format DVD in Encore, then project that using my HD projector, I'm really losing my blacks, especially in the wider shots.
I have a friend who's highly techinical [I'm not], and he said that the "Color Space" must be determined BEFORE importing into Premiere, otherwise, the blacks may never render properly. However, I don't really understand how to do that.
Is there a tutorial or workflow page for the COLOR CORRECTION process? I seem to recall seeing one on this forum, but can't find it now.
Any tips for getting the best looking render much appreciated. Thanks.