Brief Tutorial on Working with RED Files in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
If you just got in on a RED camera for a tremendous price, and you aren’t familiar to the RED workflow, it can be a little confusing at first, especially since RAW files offer a tremendous amount of flexbility. If you’ve got Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, RED has put together a little video showing exactly what you need to do to get started working with RED RAW files and manipulating them within the program. Check out the video below:
I’m not as familiar with the older Premieres, so if someone could confirm for me that this workflow is similar in older versions (at least 5 and above), that would be great. With RED now native to Final Cut Pro X, there are a lot more options for users who may want to begin working immediately with the RAW files without having to transcode them first. One of the advantage to the REDCODE RAW format is that you don’t have to play back the files at full resolution, so if you’re running on an older machine (confession: this guy), you can still play back these files without too much issue.
Color correcting/grading is a whole other issue, but if you just want to get started working with the files, it’s now as simple as dragging and dropping for some the most popular non-linear editing applications.
You can learn more about RED’s workflow and download a guide for Premiere using the links below.
- Adobe Premiere Pro & Workflow Guides — RED Learn
- RED Workflows — RED Learn
- CS6 Premiere Pro — RED Overview — Vimeo
- RED Workflow: How to Get REDCINE-X and Premiere Pro Working Together Seamlessly
- 69 Free Tutorial Videos to Help You Learn Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
- 20-minute Color Grading Tutorial for Premiere Pro CS 5.5 with Lots of Useful Tips