OK - I've just had some Red footage come in and I've had a chance to do some tests for those of us who work in Broadcast TV - ie those of us who have to work with 50 hours of footage going into on offline then being FCP/Media managed to Online for Grading in Color and output to HDCam SR. DPX and Raw files are not an option to go back to. We all work to tight turnaround
Question 1 is why doesn't the Red Camera generate a 1920 x1080 proxy? I understand there is some problem with shooting in 16x9 - is that the reason?
Question 2 - Can any one come up with a quick and easy way of generating 1080 quicktimes from the R3d files. I just put 12 minutes into Red Cine and it's taking 3 and a half hours. A days Shoot on a Discovery/Nat Geo style Documentary would normally generate 3x 40 minute tapes - Thats 35 hours processing per day!
I've tried using Compressor with the Hi Res Proxies - that seems to be much quicker but I'm getting dropped frames.