ITS A BLOODY MIRACLE !!!!!! ( yes this maybe old news for you ADOBE purists)
Firstly congratulations firstly has to go to ADOBE for figuring out what was needed to RUN a 5k RAW project in real time on a lap top.... in 1/4 res playback (but still giving me what looks to be is pin sharp almost 2k resolution playback)
At the end of the day, 1/4 res of 5k 2.5k... ? am I wrong?
For the last 3 nights, I have been flogging CS6 Premier to an inche of its life. I wanted to see it break.. I want to see the limitations of a laptop Vs R3D's Vs CS6 Vs Realtime playback....
I got up to 12 Layers of 5k on top of each other, with 5x 5d shots and 4x Alexa PRO RES files also in the sequence......all on the same time line... I had to blow up the Alexa and Canon files 6x in size or other wise they were only small images sitting on top of a massive 5k file...
I had 2 adjustments layers with effects added... A blur, Grain, A distort, Curves, 3 way colour corrector and a simple key... All still running in real time... running smooth.
Best part of the whole process is that I still have total control over my meta data before and during and after editing, I can change my colour luts / looks etc on the run, and I don't get to loose my beloved REDLOGFILM..... all in glorious 5k.
Now, to really test this thing out, I did what I thought was impossible... I plugged into my Laptop a small Pocket drive VIA FIREWIRE800 with and hours worth of R3D's...
Opened up Premier CS6 and pulled in the files.... IMPOSSIBLE!!!!! I say! Im still able to edit and grade in real time ! from a dinky pocket drive !!!!! AMAZING!!!
Now... I'm sitting here now at my desk looking down at my MAC TOWER.... with its big video AJA video cards and Red Rocket... RAMMED up to the hill!. I'm looking at it thinking... Do I even need you anymore. ?????
I've had a great last few days and being honest, I never thought that I would ever go to Premier ever !!!!!.... I'm and old AVID user but true lover of FCP. Premier I thought was so shit in its early days that I discarded it from my mind for ever !
As a whole, I'm so excited after these tests.... 2 huge long nights of massive testing. CS6 Premier has now turned my EPIC into a true lethal weapon and my RED workflow into something I never thought possible.
I can now honestly say now... I can now edit quicker than what I could do with PRO RES in FCP and Im not stuck in 10bit HD land... I'm now 100% in 12-16 bit 5k RAW land.
The other best thing is... the colour gamit or the levels of colour I get now with grading RAW in CS6 Premier using the CURVES RGB tool is amazing! Especially from REDLOGFILM... I am so happy.
FCP and Possibly my RED ROCKET card have officially beed retired.
Thanks ADOBE! Thanks RED... Killer stuff.
I think we are right in the middle of a technology black hole.
My MacBook pro pretty much runs Better than my 8 core and 12 core towers.
The towers may render slightly quicker. But CS6 premier runs better on the laptop..
So the problem is... Laptop just needs a red rocket card or double the processing power and it's perfect.
The tower has the red rocket but the processors are so old compared to the i7... So you loose there.
Both can edit the r3ds smoothly. Bit once you start doing effects.. CS6 premier starts to clunk... and gets worse and worse..
Thunderbolt red rocket on the laptop will work a treat.
But a new processor on a tower, shit loads of ram and a red rocket in a
hopefully new Mac tower...coming out this year. Will save all of us that want to work Raw[/COLOR]