Kvibe Productions is delivering a written out documentation of the Red workflow with Redcine-X Pro and Avid Media Composer 6. We think this is one of the best workflows for Red as of now since we think AMA is not ready for Red footage yet.
Please leave us comments or questions of our workflow. We are here to help!
Redcine-X Pro and Avid MC6 workflow
1) Create New Project in Avid with appropriate name
2) Create Bins called DNxHD36, DNxHD175, Pull Down List 36
3) Go to Redcine-X and import all .r3d files by selecting folder
4) Select all clips and ensure it is “Center Crop” (tool side and scroll all the way down)
5) Export via DNxHD36 to Avid Project > Project name > Converted DNxHD36
6) After exported, move MXF files to the Avid Mediafiles > MXF > 1 (or any number you choose)
7) Go to Avid and import the AAF files into the DNxHD36 BIN
8) Then import additional Metadata by selecting all clips > File > Import > ALE file
9) Start Editing
10) After locked edit, we need to re-link to desired final quality. Within Avid, we will relink to DNxHD175 or something better. Create a bin called “Decompose”
11) Duplicate the edited sequence and move it into the Decompose Bin
12) Right click on sequence then click on Decompose
13) Create new sequence
14) Select all new clips and drag it into the timeline of the new sequence
15) Rename Sequence to “Pulldown List 175” (or whichever final format you are trying to go online)
16) Select the new sequence > tools > Output EDL
15) Go to the EDL manager window and ensure it is File _16
16) Click on “Get Sequence”
17) Save As to the Avid Project
18) Color grade footage in Red Cine-X
19) Export to DNxHD 175 or another format
20)Move MXF files to Avid Mediafiles
21) Go to Avid, import new MXF files from “MEDIA TOOLS” into the DNxHD175 Bin
22) Highlight all and import the ALE file
23) Go to Original Rough Sequence and change clip color to source
24) Highlight all DNxHD 175 clips to another color by going to Bin > Clip Color
25) Go to original sequence > right click > Relink
26) New relink sequence should appear as with new color indicating it is the new clips
27) Render out final output.
Be sure to write back to us and let us know your thoughts.
Kvibe Productions finally was able to get hold of the Red Scarlet X. We went outside to the park at high noon in the bright sun to test. We shot without using any filters or ND filters. We wanted to see what we were going to face if we didn’t have any of it. We packed it with just the bare minimum. Battery, Shoulder Rig, 1 Lens 85mm, follow focus, and a lot of excitement to using it in candid style.
1) We had to shoot everything at F16 (max aperture for zeiss 85) because we didn’t have any ND filters.
2) Everyone says you have to shoot at iso 800 to avoid clipping since it’s the neutral setting when bringing it in post. I tested and also tested going against that common rule and shot at iso 250 and 320. Didn’t seem to have any problems in post.
3) Hard to focus without an EVF. The monitor on the camera is awkward which is mounted on the top of the camera. It’s just extremely hard to see and focus.
4) I didn’t have the back mount for my red brick, so I bought this rope from home depot and tied it around my rails. Yes it was pretty ghetto and it had a chance of falling off ripping the cord with it. But eh, we wanted to shoot!
5) The Cinevate Durus follow focus has a problem using short lenses. The LCD cord is attached to the front part of the Red Scarlet X. The Durus Follow Focus has a very large body which gets in the way. It’s unfortunate because it’s a good follow focus.
6) The LCD could have a better touchscreen. It’s no IPAD that’s for sure.
Great things about this camera:
1) The number one thing we noticed when we used this camera was the latitude of this camera. We are so use to the DSLR that seeing footage not clipping and being able to see the details in the shadows in the BRIGHT SUN was utterly amazing!
2) It’s not heavy as I expected it to be with the rails, battery, and other gear.
3) You really don’t need a Red Rocket Card. We transcoded and edited this all within 4-6 hours.
4) Red Cine-X is a really nice free app from Red to use with this camera. The color grading is amazing without having to lose detail compared to DSLR or other compressed formats
5) The camera is built like a tank. I have so much confidence in this camera.
6) 4k lets us crop or re-frame when needed
7) It’s future proof until cinema are ready for 8k resolutions.
Stay tuned for another blog about the workflow from Red Cine X to Avid MC6. We will provide complete documentation step by step!
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Kvibe Productions will officially be working with the red camera starting this week for all future projects in films, commercials, music videos, and other related media. We will be mixing it with some DSLR footage, but hoping that we can invest into a few more Red cameras this year as the work continues to grow.
The tools and resources we have in house enables Kvibe to be a one stop shop. We are very opened to all sorts of work from full production to specific job base. If a client or another company needs a DP, we have that resource ready. If you need post production or color correction work, we are much well prepared for that task to deliver at a fast pace. If you need more creative writers on board, we house very talented staff to make it happen for you!
We are based out of New Jersey and New York, but are willing to work all over the US. Please contact us for any inquiries!
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A lot of people amateurs or trying to be professional filmmakers think that you can pick up a camera and go out and shoot. Yes, you can! But to shoot in a more controlled environment is another task. Having location managers on board will help your production be even more successful. They aren’t really part of the creative process. You ask them what you need and they look for the locations for you and do their best to negotiate and secure it with permits.
Do you know that obtaining a permit is a pain? Well, if you don’t know which many amateurs don’t understand, you need insurance before you can have a permit. If you’re producing the film, music video, commercial, or whatever you are shooting, an insurance under your name or your company name (recommended) needs to be in placed prior to asking the city for a permit. You will then need to have workers compensation in there as well which is another costly option. Liability insurance all varies and obtaining something that is of 1 million and up is strongly advised.
So when you see why a location manager can charge up to $1000 a day, it’s not just they are looking for the location, but they have to work their magic on securing the location and ensuring that they reach their deadline. If those locations are not set in place, there’s no film to be made that day. Everything you’ve scheduled from actors, crew, and etc will need to be pushed back.
Note: Kvibe Productions is from NJ, but we serve clients anywhere in the US and overseas.