September 25, 2014 at 8:48AM


Editing 4K offline

This may be a stupid question, but I've been unable to find an answer and I haven't come across this issue before.

Can I shoot something in 4K, edit offline with 1080p proxies in an HD timeline, and then relink them to the original 4K files in a 4K timeline and still retain the 4K resolution?

I ask this because we are coming up on shooting a feature, which will be shot on several GH4's in 4K. After the edit we are sending it to a post house for audio mastering and color grading. We want to send our colorist a 4K timeline. Can that be done editing offline with 1080p proxies, or do the proxies have to be the desired resolution, which in this case is 4K?


Wrong category. Don't know how this ended up under "Cinematography and Cameras."

September 25, 2014 at 8:54AM

Andrew Greco
Director of Photography/Editor/Writer

You should look into conforming. Usually the edit happens in whatever pro format the editor prefers, than the editor passes an edl or xml to the post house, using the edl the post house assembles the film out of original material. The proxy files and the original material must have a timdecode.

December 4, 2014 at 12:15AM

Einar Gabbassoff
D&CD at Frame One Studio

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