Okay here is the deal, friends. I am an oldtimer, jumping from Premiere Pro 2 and a PC, editing good old fashioned standard def video - jumping straight into CS5 on an Intel MAC, editing a feature shot on the Red at 4K. Needless to say I was lost from the get-go.
Shooting from the hip, I had a guy on the production convert the footage to 1080, thinking this was the way to go, and have been editing this feature this way. Now I am learning that I need to be converting this to full 4K and outputting that way.
I do still have all the original footage on a second drive, but the footage I have been editing has all been at 1080. Any help, people? Please tell me I haven't painted myself into a corner with this one.
You can always relink to a higher quality clip. Here's the scoop: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premierepro/cs/using/WSd79b3ca3b623cac9-5d acca1512743f7a833-8000.html#WSd79b3ca3b623cac9-5dacca1512743f7a833-7ff d
your biggest consideration here is if you are doing any split screens, crops, masking, scaling. if it's straight edits then you shouldn't have much problem as kevin describes. If you are doing things like split screens, scaling, etc. there is a lot more you may need to consider.
You may want to look at Premiere Pro's scale to sequence setting and how this may help your needs.
Slow mo shouldn't matter as long as the frame rate is the same, which i really hope it is.
Filters, well that depends on the filter of course. If it was doing scaling or cropping, then of course you may have issues.
If you did premiere built in scaling or cropping, you may be ok...but you may not... that default scale to sequence thing may help you though.
I've only got two RED RAW projects under my belt, so take that into consideration. I have a multi-core with lots of RAM and a super-fast RAID.
My choice was to simply use the RED RAW 4K in Sequences set at 1/4, 1/8 or 1/16 resolution. I could get real-time playback that way. And I also benefitted from source side color correcting, which you don't get if you transcode your footage, or work with proxies.
No matter what method you choose, there are going to be trade-offs. Stay native and work slower. Or, transcode and scale down (as you've already done, IINM), off-line faster, and have more utility work at the back end as you match back to the 4K.
Okay, I have been checking out the various tutorials and such, and I don't mind admitting that I am feeling a bit over my head on this stuff. But there is one problem I am hitting from the get-go that has me stumped. Everyone here is telling me that there should be no problem in linking to the higher rez files, but I AM having a problem, and I am sure it is just due to my ignorance. Be that as it may, here is the situation:
As I stated before, I have my DIT guy transcode all my footage to 1080p for editing purposes, so now I am trying to replace with the raw 4K files. But when I access the files my premiere CS5 doesn't recognize them. I can see them in the folders as R3D files, but Premiere won't access them or even recognize that they exist.
What am I doing wrong? If any of you can point me in the right direction, or post some links to whatever tutorials will enlighten me, it would be sincerely appreciated.