Digital Cinema Workflows in Final Cut Pro 7

Final Cut Pro 7 offers even deeper support for digital cinema workflows. Work confidently with high-quality proxies and seamlessly relink to the original source for output—whether you’re cutting digital intermediate DPX files for film outs or working with 4:4:4 digital video from cameras such as the RED ONE.

Cinema Tools 4.5

Cinema Tools 4.5 is a powerful database that tracks the relationship between film frames and their corresponding video frames, no matter which video standard you use. Because Cinema Tools is deeply integrated with Final Cut Pro 7, you can use it to edit a film or 24p digital intermediate just as you would edit any other project in Final Cut Pro. Use Cinema Tools as part of a digital cinema workflow to track DPX files created during high-resolution film transfers or files from 4K cameras such as the RED ONE.

To create a new database, just drag your files into Cinema Tools. The film lists are completely customizable and can include both timecode and keycode in the same list. Easily export your lists as plain text or as XML and import them into industry-standard tracking systems used to pull film negatives. Or use XML to instantly create change lists. You can even output beautifully formatted, easy-to-read PDF lists to use for reference or to share with clients.

Digital cinema workflows with Color

Digital cinema workflows are used for productions that are shot on film, scanned to a high-resolution 4:4:4 2K data format, edited digitally, and then released on film, as digital cinema, or as high-definition video. Some studios skip the film original and go direct to digital files by shooting with a high-resolution camera such as the RED ONE.

Edit your digital cinema project in Final Cut Pro and relink to original sources using Cinema Tools. Then send your project to Color for color grading and output to 2K or 4K DPX media. For broadcast or video release, you can output high-quality 10-bit ProRes 422 (HQ) or uncompressed HD.

Digital cinema workflows with Final Cut Server

Using the collaborative power of Final Cut Server, an assistant can organize bins, log clips, capture dailies, or prepare output for screenings or review—all while the editor continues to work.


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