just for checking footage and export..thats all
REDCine-X can be used in many ways:
– You can use it to make offline clips for FCP / FCP-X (proxies are dead by now) and do a first light, so the editor sees what's in there.
– Or you can do a first-light and a rough cut to try things out and move that into an NLE.
– Or you can do a first-light and export DPX sequences or ProRes 4444 for final onlining if the users system isn't native to RC or you need to fit into an established workflow.
Plus, it's fun! But OTOH, you can definitely do RED without it.
A question regarding REDCine-X PRO:
When you work on the RED RAW file, and do some adjustments within REDCine-X PRO, do these adjustments make it into the exported file? Like the alchemy slider, which I love btw.
Or does it lose any gradings?
Also, a few questions regarding REDCINE-X... 1. Is there a way to slightly 'grade' the .r3d file (i.e. increase saturation and contrast a bit) and save the changes to the same .r3d file (without exporting to a different format)? 2. When REDCINE-X PRO is out of beta, will it be a paid program? If so, do we have an estimate of what the price will be? And, 3. Where can I find a list of the differences between REDCINE-X and REDCINE-X PRO?
Thank you everyone very much for all the information. I'm very thankful for the replies and advice from all the users here. :-)
Meryem, would you mind elaborating a little further on your on set use of Redcine? Would be very interested in hearing a little of your process.
A lot of the choice depends on what kind of work you do and what kind of workflow you use. The Avid editor I mentioned above can edit so fast I can't even tell what he's doing until he plays the result for me, so any slowdown of the system matters a great deal. If I were running the Avid, speed wouldn't be as much of a factor, and Avid's handling of R3Ds would be fine.
The three biggest differences in my mind are:
- RCXPro has a very good stills workflow, with specific tools for stills. RCX does not.
- RCX is more stable and faster for long renders than RCXPro. I find that RCXPro slows down on a long batch render.
- RCXPro has the Alchemy tool set, RCX does not.
There are interface differences beyond those, of course, but you should just try them out and see what you like. They can both coexist on the same computer, so you don't have to choose only one. I typically grade to one light in RCXPro and render in RCX. But really, RCXPro is a more mature (2nd generation) user interface; RCX seems to be a more mature renderer.
Thank you very much for the reply David. That's very useful information. :-)
By the way, sorry about my late reply...
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