Folder organization

When working with Redcode files, it is absolutely imperative to keep the files and folder extremely organized since it is an offline edit. Offline means that you will be ingesting Redcode files to a lower resolution proxy to edit with, and once you lock your picture, you re-ingest the files as the full 4K RED files for color grading and VFX. If you follow the patent-pending Chip Murphy method of organization, you will be good. Note, if you want help and support throughout the post production process, you must follow these naming conventions. If you deviate, you’re voiding the warranty and you’re on your own. Set up the following folders

  • Hard Drive
    • Avid mediafiles – This MUST be on the root of the drive or else your MXFs will not relink
    • Project_Name
      • Assets
        • Audio_Cards
          • Project_Initials_Audio_Card_001  – Place your audio cards inside this folder. Increase the number by 1 for each card.
        • Dailies – Place any low resolution dailies you create in Adobe Media Encoder here.
        • RED_Cards – Place Red card files in this folder. See the copying R3D mags article for how to keep this folder organized.
        • RED_DNxHD_MXF – Place your DNxHD MXF Proxy files here from RedCine-X_Pro. Create a new folder for each card with the cards name. You eventually end up moving the MXFs to the Avid mediafiles folder.
        • Documents – Place scripts and other textual items here
        • Exports – Place any exports from your project here.  Be sure to datestamp the YYMMDD so that you can keep track of versions
        • DaVinci_Resolve – Place anything related to Color Grading here
        • Avid_Saves – Place your Media Composer save files here.

Steps

  1. Injest Media with Adobe Prelude CC
  2. Create DNxHD 36 MXF Proxies in RedCineX-Pro
  3. Carefully import RedCine-X proxies into Avid mediafiles folder, import ALE, relink files, edit and lock your picture
    1. Once you finally lock picture, save the final Avid file with OFFLINE_MASTER in the title
  4. Export an AAF from Media Composer for DaVinci Resolve
  5. DaVinci Resolve
    1. Grading
    2. Render
    3. XML Out
  6. Adobe Premiere
    1. Import Resolve XML
    2. Import audio
    3. Layback
    4. Export 4k Master
  7. Congrats