Avid Media Composer 3.5 RED Workflow
So, it’s been about a year now since my last post. Yeah, that’s right finally getting some assistant editor work here in Chicago. I noticed my last post on the RED workflow for both Avid and FCP is now a bit outdated. A lot happened in just one-year workflow wise, Avid wise, FCP wise, and – well you get the point. So, here I am updating my blog with the new Avid 3.5 Media Composer Red workflow. Yes, there will be a FCP 7 one trailing later.
Let’s get started shall we. With Avid’s newest software release the workflow is getting a bit easier for the Red, sweet… finally!
There are three ways to go about this. You can either use the Avid MetaFuze/ VM Fusion (for OS X), REDCINE, or REDrushes. REDCINE has always been a pretty good program; with it you can save your projects to XML and them convert the file into ALE. Two steps don’t sound too bad right? And your right it’s not, but things can get much easier with REDrushes which has the ability to create the ALE file directly in just one step (this is the way I prefer). Lastly, we have the Avid MetaFuze/ VM Fusion way. This program can simply convert the R3D files directly to native Avid DNxHD files.
It’s very simple, really. I’m not going to ramble on for five pages like the last post. The links listed below will certainly help you out enough. With Avid’s new site, new software and help forum I’m guessing you’ll be just fine.
REDCINE download link:
REDrushes download link:
Avid Red Workflow Page:
Avid Red Guide (great guide):
FCP 7 diatribe coming soon.