Working with RED KOMODO 6K/4K RAW in FCP X
The little glimpses and snapshot posts are over, the Red Komodo is finally here! RED Released the latest Komodo 6K camera, users can also be certain they are getting RED quality thanks to the ability to record up to 6K at 40 fps, 5K at 48 fps, 4K at 60 fps, and 2K at 120 fps in REDCODE RAW for incredible flexibility in post-production. Can we import and edit RAW files in FCP X diewctly? The answer is YES. RED Video Converter will give you a hand.
“Is it possible to work with RED KOMODO 6K media in FCP X? I have paid a lot of money for my 10.4.6 version and it seems that there won’t be an update for my 10.4.1 version to support new codec. I don’t upgrade to the 10.4.10 version, so my question is, are there any workarounds to get FCP X opening RED KOMODO RAW videos?”
“I’m looking for some tips regarding post workflow and getting RED KOMODO RAW files into Final Cut Pro X. There are a few issues when it comes to view, load and edit RAW in FCP X from KOMODO 6K camera.”
Does Final Cut Pro X comes with native support for RED KOMODO RAW files? If not, what software can I use to make it compatible? Actually, support for RED RAW (.r3d) format was not added in FCP X. If for any reason you are unable to work with KOMODO 6K, 4K or 2K RAW files in FCP X properly, you can transcode them to a format that is compatible with FCP X first. To be able to use RED RAW files in FCP X, you will need to transcode them first.
To import 6K RAW flies into FCPX for smooth editing, you’d better update your program to the latest version. Alternatively, third-party software is required to convert RAW to FCP X natively supported format like Apple ProRes. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is highly recommended here.
Overall, the program is the best RAW converter. With it, you can effortlessly transcode RAW encoded .r3d to ProRes 422 or ProRes 4444, which will create a FCP X friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides Premiere, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CC, AIC for iMovie, H.264 MP4 for DaVinci Redolve and more NLE systems for native editing. For Windows users, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is the right choice. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.
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How to convert RED KOMODO RAW to ProRes MOV for FCP X?
1. Import RAW files.
Free download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac or For Windows as the RED 6K RAW Video Converter. Start up it and click “Add File” to load RED KOMODO 6K camera videos that you need to convert into this program. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can import a bundle of KOMODO .r3d files into it to do conversion at a time.
2. Select output format.
For Mac based FCP X, we would recommend choosing “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. The ProRes 422 codec will ensure a good balance between file size and file quality. If you like, you can select “Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov)” as output format too.
1. This converter only outputs Apple ProRes files up to 1080p. If your source video is 6K or 4K and you want to keep its original quality, you need to click “Settings” buytton then select “Orginal” in “Resolution (pix)” column. For playing the raw files on 4K TV, you can select “4K” > “4K MP4 Video (*.mp4)” as target format. To select 4K H.264 as output, please make sure your computer has enough power to handle 4K H.264.
2. Before video conversion, you can personalize and touch up your videos in clicks. All you need is to click Edit icon to get the video editing window. Then you’ll see Trim, Crop, 3D, Effect, Watermark, Subtitles and Audio 6 video editing functions as follows.
3. Start file conversion.
Click “Convert” to start transcoding RED KOMODO RAW media for FCP X on Mac. As soon as the conversion is complete, click “Open” button to get the generated files for editing in FCP X on your Mac with optimum performance.
That’s all. Hope this post will help those who are having issues working with RED KOMODO 6K camera footage in Final Cut Pro X.