Red has a reputation for having a difficult, tricky or expensive workflow
This post will show one of the many ways to simplify it.
It's based around cheap and accessible tools so everyone should be able to make use of it.
For this example I'm using a 2012 Macbook Pro, the free version of Davinci Resolve 11 and two cheap external drives.
The first external drives holds your original Red footage and the second drive will hold your Avid ready footage.
With this model o
Everyone can back-up data. It's simple and you do it most days when copying photo's from your camera or phone to your computer (or online).
Backing up footage from film shoots is not that different but a little more care should be taken.
So here is a guide on how to do it safely, and to insurance bonded standards.
This is not a guide to becoming a DIT but it will make sure you don't loose your footage!
I'm going to keep it really simple and straight-forward. There are
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