We just had a Scarlet-X arrive and although I've read a lot in these years about working with R3D native, Prores workflows, Clipfinder, it's all a bit of guesswork.
There is a lot of information on these boards, but it's not in one thread. Everyone's workflow is different, so you cannot put all those in one thread, although I've seen some good work by people here.
But I'm more looking for basic information.
You have all these choices: REDLOG, REDGAMMA, ... What is what?
I'm GUESSING that REDLOG is a kind of RAW image that gives you a lot of room to grade, but doesn't look nice as is.
REDGAMMA 2 looks more like a normal RGB image, but gives less room for Grading.
Maybe the above explanation is completely wrong by a newbie who knows nothing about it. Maybe it's a pretty correct basic explanation. I'm not searching for workflows but something to let me check if I have correct interpretations or not.
A kind of basic dictionary of REDGAMMA, REDCOLOR, REDLOG, DPX LOG, FLUT, what is a 'LOG'-image, ...?
Just the OPTIONS EXPLAINED, with maybe some basic pro and con for every thing.
As I said, I'm guessing from what I've read, Prores faster playback but it's not RAW for grading, you can relink, DPX are image-sequences a lot used for grading, ... But it's all guessing, I'm not sure.
So... Anyone care to make a kind of ultimate sticky with these things explained in a basic manner for newbies? So we can go for a workflow, but knowingly, and not guessingly ;-)
And the sticky can be upgraded when new options like REDCOLOR 3 arrives etc.
I think many people are looking for this, and it would be greatly appreciated by myself and the community of new Scarlet-X owners who are coming from a different place but still want to tackle the post-production correctly and make sure we are using the best possible options for our RED workflows and not antiquated misinformation which does not deliver the best results.