Last edited by Chris Gavrilovic; 11-16-2011 at 09:05 AM.
You know what ... you don't care about internet reputation. That's cool. Just saying ... people hire from here. I know I've been hired from this forum several times, and usually for better quality work than the usual non-union sources.
You're right, I'm not an "all star." Frankly I probably never will be, and that's actually cool with me. It's not like Roger Deakins is on here telling you what for right? So I have no clue what I'm about. Cool.
I like your credit list by the way, it has the merit of being even shorter than mine.
I was out of line. Cool. I apologize. Its an internet forum people can be too cranky, sardonic, sarcaustic (sic) and whatever humor there is doesn't translate. Maybe I've been a complete asshole. If so I apologize for that.
This whole argument is so not worth anyone's time especially mine, and I suppose I started it, which I regret.
I'll try and leave you with advice:
If you are committed to FCP X, then in the short term you will need a Rocket to be efficient in pre-processing with RedCineX Pro.
I would advise you to make low grade proxies for offline editorial, then export to Resolve and conform and grade from the R3D's directly. You can render out in target mode if needed.
I can't say with certainty what FCP X's future will be ... if they directly support Red R3D, the technology is there for FCP X to equal or exceed Premiere Pro's performance without a Red Rocket.
I think you should consider renting or buying a Rocket based on the outlook for six month returns. I've no clue what a Rocket rents for in Richmond - or if you can even rent one there. I know there are some good rental houses there, but I don't do enough business in Richmond to really give you advice about locals.
A RED Rocket is for one thing: accelerated transcodes from R3D (the files that come of the camera) to your choice of video or image sequence to use in your preferred editing/compositing system. You can do the same thing (take R3D's and make quicktimes etc.) without one, but it will take a LOT longer. Using a Rocket, you can transcode RED One footage with a full quality debayer in better than real time. Epic footage transcodes slightly slower than realtime with a Rocket (I typically see ~22-23 FPS). If you were to do a transcode with the same quality setting (full debayer) WITHOUT a Rocket, you would see DRASTICALLY slower speeds. So its basically a trade off between time/money/quality. A good Mac Pro can do lower quality transcodes pretty quickly. And if you have the time to just let a few computers crank away and arent in a rush to get your editorial media, you may not need a rocket. But if you end up doing a lot of work with Red footage where you need to create the transcodes, it tends to start looking like a good investment. YMMV.
guys.. behave. You wont lose anything by being polite.
damn guys, grow the f*** up
LOL, this is like a daytime drama, someone got their period...
This is a professional forum. No flaming. If you want to argue it out, do it in a DM or by email.
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