I couldn't find any word about this in other threads, so apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere...
Was recently handling 5K footage and had to spit out offline dailies for editorial...thought I'd be able to get by without a RedRocket by way of doing a 1/4 debayer on an older Mac Pro, which has handled these sorts of light dailies generation from 4k footage without issue.
As soon as I set up a new Export preset for QT, I was reminded that there are no debayer options for 5K (only 4K, 3K, and 2K listed), which led to the sinking feeling that I'd be in for a longer night than expected. I tried various settings for the other resolutions, hoping that there may be some effect on my 5K footage, but nothing I did seemed to reduce the massive transcode times I was seeing.
Is there any way around this? I know QT wrapper / proxies can be an option for some, but when post/agency is calling for ProRes, what would you do in this instance (aside from the obvious but sometimes unattainable option of feeding the footage to a rocket)?
Red Team - are there any plans to incorporate other debayer quality options for 5K footage into RCX Pro in the future? Surely Graeme is working away at some fresh algorithms for 5K, but I'd be happy to have some quick options even if they're not perfectly optimized yet. Can't stress enough how useful these options will be to many, many people in the community.
As always, any thoughts, recommendations and insights are very welcome.