I'm looking for some workflow help here, but before I start I'll layout my setup and current state on the feature.
-Shot 4k 2:1 (2.40 guides for final) on Build 17 over a year ago.
-Transcoded to 720p using RED ALERT!/RED RUSHES for edit on FCP
-Working on Rough assembly but no rough edit yet
So this is where I am now, and I have a workflow question I'd like to ask you all regarding REDCINE-X
I know the workflow on Conforming in Clipfinder/RED ALERT/RED RUSHES, and I could go that route very easily, but the new color science in REDCINE-X is very tempting (I've done tests and am blown away)
What I would like to do, as well as find out if this is possible, is Re-Grade ALL my footage using RC-X, then, once we have a rough edit, only transcode the footage corresponding to the FCP timeline in RC-X at 1080p for a final edit (and do it again later for finishing in 3k or 2k, but lets not worry about this too much yet)
Is this possible? Can I take the XML data (sorry if its not XML, i get confused with the terms) from my rough edited timeline and tell REDCINE-X to transcode ONLY the footage from that timeline, even though I've Graded every shot from the film?
I know it may sound crazy to re-grade everything first as opposed to just waiting for the rough edit, but I'm not doing the edit myself, and I figured so we have the options down the road, I'd just re-grade everything. I've done this before using RED ALERT for another film and it worked out great, and it didn't take that long.
Sorry for all my long winded posts, but so far you guys have been super helpful with my other questions, so hopefully we can keep the trend going.
Thanks in advance! sorry for my lack of terms and knowledge in this area!
PS. I do not have a rocket card, if that matters at all for workflow purposes other then speed. I know i should get one.