Is there any particular reason you're not using Dynamic Link here, which eliminates the need for Intermediates?
Yeah. I've already used dynamic link on many of the clips in the sequence for effects. It's not possible to link it twice
Is there a specific reason you are choosing to go with DPX intermediates? I dont have much knowledge around the different codecs quite yet, but I am currently going through an exercise of identifying and documenting the intermediate codecs we will use for the project we are busy with. After several renders, form RedCineX (we shoot on a Scarlet), AE render Queue and AME, I found that a TGA image sequence yields a great intermediate, with what seems so far, to be the best of time and drive space.
Have you tested any other codecs so far?
I just heard that DPX/Cineon was the best format to use for lossless colour grading. I also was starting to learn speedgrade, which uses DPX as it's main format. This is the first time I've attempted using any codecs specific to colour grading before. I used to export as AVI or quick time and grade that...
One of the problems i'm having is that I'm shooting on the 5D mk ii, which doesn't have anything near the colour depth of somethig like the scarlet..
I did figure out however, how to get rid of those lines. In AE down the bottom of the project tab, where the new compositions button is, there's also a colour settings button where you can change the sequence bit rate and output settings. So I got rid of the lines, but not I'm having issues with the output being over exposed in some places, and under exposed in others. But that's probably becuse of the limited colour space of DSLR's..
> I just heard that DPX/Cineon was the best format to use for lossless colour grading.
DPX/Cineon encoding is not lossless.