Thursday, February 9, 2012

Processing and Postproduction: How to Manage Your RED Camera Data

Processing and Postproduction: How to Manage Your RED Camera Data
When you work with RED Digital Cinema's cameras, part of the postproduction workflow is a "processing" step, not unlike the lab and transfer phase of film post. RED ONE, EPIC and SCARLETcameras record raw images using Bayer-pattern light filtering to the sensor. The resulting sensor data is compressed with the proprietary REDCODE codec and stored to CF cards or hard drives. In post, these files have to be decompressed and converted into RGB picture information, much the same as if you had shot camera raw still photographs with a Nikon or Canon DSLR.

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