November 22, 2010

Working with RED proxies in After Effects

Chris Meyer has a new PVC article, Using RED Footage Proxies in After Effects, on using auto-generated lower res proxy files to speed up work before rendering. Here's the intro:

"Many people like to shoot RED source footage these days, even if the final destination is lower-resolution video. I agree, it’s nice to have all of those extra pixels to play with - except when you have to actually read them off disk and process them in order to see a frame in a program like Adobe After Effects. Well, After Effects has a little-known feature called footage proxies that can speed up your workflow up until it’s time to render."

For more, see Placeholders and proxies in AE Help and Proxies & Workflow Tips, a video tutorial by Andrew Kramer on proxies and output modules and templates.

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