Chapter 12. Avid Workflow

Using an Avid system for your RED projects involves a two-step process that combines transcoding and native workflows. You begin by editing a project in Avid Media Composer, using footage transcoded by Avid’s MetaFuze utility from R3D to DNxHD-formatted MXF files. (DNxHD is Avid’s native video codec, optimized for all of its applications, and Material Exchange Format [MXF] is Media Composer’s native editing file format.) You then complete final color correction natively with R3D files using Avid DS. It may sound a little complex at first, but if you have some familiarity with the Avid system, this is a similar workflow to film or HD online finishing. Avid has worked hard to adapt the RED workflow to its software, rather ...

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