first i have to say, i am not a camera guy but i am in charge for our IT and as you all know, postproduction and IT, usually have a few things in common ;)
That being said, i just try to help our camera guys as good as i can with the little knowledge i have about the RED Epic, we purchased a while ago.
Our camera guys are currently filming abroad, mostly at 4K sometimes even 5K and are ordered to "trim" everything down as good as possible, so that we all make our life a little bit
easier when it comes to saving all the material on our main raid storage, at our production office.
Reviewing 4K/5K material on a macbook or a windows notebook isn`t a funny thing to do. We use a RED rocket for that purpose even on our main postproduction workstation but thats not an option for all of our notebooks/macbooks because we focus on nature documentary and its required that our camera people can review the files, while filming in the outbacks of this world ;)
As i was looking around the internet i found an interesting description of the REDCODE codec and the advantages wavelet based codecs can offer at wikipedia.
Here is the entire quote:
Thats sounds like the ideal solution for the problem i described above.Originally Posted by Wikipedia
I am not sure if i understood it correctly but is it really possible to easily switch from a 4K recorded R3D file to lets say 2K so that proper playback on notebooks isn`t an issue, trim everything down to the scenes you really wanna have and translate the changes back to the 4K file immediately?
Seperate proxy files wouldn`t help that much i guess because you commit your changes to the proxy file and not to the 4K R3D you recorded which would make additional working steps necessary.
I am looking forward to your answers and would like to say thank you in advance for helping out an IT guy who is a little bit lost in the world of camera stuff. ^^