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> We intend to offer Red support within our Prospect 2K product, and introduce Prospect 4K for those who need. All our products have an unrestricted decode resolution, so Prospect 2K will happy decode 4K+ images but deliver to 2K CineForm targets --you can still conform to 4K using DPX, TIFF, etc. Prospect 4K adds 4K CineForm 444 exports and mastering, we have to wait and see how much demand there is for that -- the software is built and ready to go. Other details remain fluzzy until the camera is more widely available.
Have you been hiding under a rock? :-)
I'm a member of reduser too, I was hoping for info direct from Adobe. Apple announced at NAB 2007 direct support for redcode in an upcoming release of Final Cut Studio via quicktime, all part of a big PR rollout. I am guessing there is some sort of exclusive deal Apple has for the near term. but...
Adobe supports quicktime on both platforms, but it does take development effert to add support. Supporting Redcode would give them and advantage over apple.
Another possible option is transcoding to SheerVideo/Quicktime which I know Adobe is working on and should be a superior alternative to Apple prorez codec. And dual platform.
The Cineform transcode option is one way, but you lose the Meta Data attached to the Redcode/Quicktime file. It would be nice to see someone like Cineform develope a DirectShow version. Just hoping Adobe is watching and planning. I don't receive mine till Jan, so holding out before going to FCS. But, I will if that's the only option. yech.
Adobe still hasn't added support for DVCPro HD yet. Unfortunately, expecting Premiere to support the RED camera at this early stage will probably lead to disappointment.
Thats what I'm afraid of. It's beginning to look like I may have to switch to FCS, albeit unwillingly. Not the end of the world, just annoying as heck.
Adobe has the resources to do this, and it would help get Premiere Pro taken seriously. Right now, the first question you get when you tell anyone that you use Premiere Pro is "when will you move UP to Final Cut or Avid?".
Final Cut will open .r3d files on the time line but has trouble with resolution and bit depth... troubles that Premier Pro could get around easier than Final Cut can.
But Jim Simon is probably right, it will come months if not years after the opportunity has been blown.