Not sure if anyone can help, but Color seems to be very sluggish when grading from the r3d files. We've done an offline in final cut using transcoded ProRes files, then gone through Clipfinder to conform to the proxies to go into Color for the grade. The ProRes files in the offline work fine in Color, but when trying to work off the r3d files it struggles. All the files are accessed over our RAID-5 Editshare. Im thinking it might be a system thing, but just wanted to see if anyone had this problem before or if its workflow related. Any help is appreciated.
thanks both for the reply. Id already ran the project through clipfinder to fix the color bug, but was still getting the sluggish performance. however, enable proxy support in color was unchecked.. and turning it on seems to have sorted the problem out, so thank you m for that. Id read the manual about using proxies, which suggests its only for cineon/dpx files and not for quicktime media, which is maybe why id overlooked it. Can i assume to get better performance in color when grading from raw data to always have this checked..? Ive read through hours of workflows for red/fcp/color and this is the first time ive come across this you see. thanks for your help
Yes, use 1/4 proxies for grading and playback (1/2 for playback may be acceptable also).
It does behave differently for R3D sources than for DPX sources - DPX grading requires you to generate the proxy files beforehand, whereas R3D sources are just subsampled as required.
cheers cail.. ive just looked back through the whitepaper and seen in nice and clear. it has sorted the problem though, so thanks to everyone who helped.
In using Clipfinder's Conform XML, it gives you only one option for "Clip Directory".
If my footage is spread over 3 different drives from 3 different cameras, what are my options?
1) manually copy all the used RED footage from the 3 drives to a single source.
2) Create separate XMLs for A, B, C camera, run each through CF, then paste them back together in FCP, then send to Color?
(I'm using 55 shots in the cut, but they rolled really long takes, so copying the Raw footage will take quite a while.)
Any other options i'm not aware of?
The beta version of Clipfinder 2.2 (available from my web site) allows for multiple Clip Directories.
If, for some reason, you do not want to use the beta, you can conform against one clip directory first, conform the resulting XML against the second clip directory, and so on.
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Also, the cameras were all synced as multi-clips.
Even after collapsing them, it appears the XML file retains that information, and Clipfinder sees the file path, and tries to put all of the camera angles into one XML output file. In addition to not being able to specify the output directory to all cameras, when I import the new XML file into FCP, it loses the sequences, and give me a folder full of multi-clips. Yikes!
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