Media Composer 5.0 with R3D Media

Yesterday I posted a very brief summary of the workflow for Canon DSLR clips in Avid Media Composer 5.0, today I am following it up with the same demonstation for R3D media from the RED One camera.

Direct access to the RAW R3D media is as simple as selecting Link to AMA Volume from the File menu then navigating the folder where you’ve copied the clips from the CF card, RED RAM or RED Drive (you could potentially access the media directly from the card or drive) – seconds later you will have a bin full of clips.

In my test above Media Composer scans and indexes 93 clips in less than 12 seconds. All the clips are then immediately available, with full access to all RAW processing settings and file metadata right in the Avid bin.

Again, on my laptop playback can be a little difficult, but with only Media Composer running I can actually get realtime single-steam playback of 2K 2:1 RED media in Avid’s Yellow/Yellow mode.

Check back soon for more posts about new features in Media Composer 5.

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