I was looking for public domain 4k footage two years ago! See:
Regarding the optimal system to edit 4k feature film, I would suggest a dual Xeon e5-2687w, 64GB of RAM, large RAID array (media, projects, scratch, cache, renders all on one), ??? video card(s) and Adobe CC. This can be done for under 10k US $.
If you (he) will largely be single layer 4k work, a single 6-core cpu build would suffice.
I have no issues with editing 4k RED footages on a 4-years old machine with CPU i7 920, RAM 18 GB etc. on CS5.5, Windows 7. With Playback Resolution set to 1/4, which is more than enough for motion check, everything is smooth in both several tracks timeline and multicam. I even never had to render preview while applying rough key. Therefore, it's up to you do decide, whether to upgrade your current rig and, if so, to which extent. Running your own tests is the right way to go.
hello, thanks for the info:
i did get the 'london' and 'glass' shots from the russian website (r3d)
i'm gonna mosey toodle on over to the r3d forum and see what's shakin over there for 4kr3d footage
i would love to be able to get by with my current system and maybe just get a great raid that i could later move to a new system later
any other places to get 4k r3d footage?
hello, thanks for the link, getting some now (i use yahoo)
i found this one:
canon eos 1d
what about specifically 4k r3d samples?
Aside from London2.zip and Glass.zip that very Russian website contains 3 more zip archives, which, in turn, contain 7 samples, including a couple of green screens. Also check the links to reduser.net etc. in the comment below the original post and you'll find enough R3D samples to dabble with.
hello, thanks for the additional links and the revisit to the russian site...
1.) with the elemental link the download comes down as a .mov quicktime: i don't have/don't want quicktime on my machine
is there a way to quickly change the file extension to get it to play in vlc player please...
2.) any ideas on an nvidia gpu that supports 4k resolution? most only state up to 2560...
There are no .MOV files per se in those links. Some zip archives contain original R3D folders with F, H, M and P proxies recorded as .MOV files by RED alongside with .R3D files.
hello, the elemental link in post#4 turned out to be .mov (the uncompressed 4k 'foreman' sample)
i haven't downloaded anything more from the russian site yet
note to self: displayport 1.2 supports 4096x2160 (which isn't 2205 vertical which is needed for fhd3d