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Old January 4th, 2008, 11:45 PM   #1
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I'm really looking into Prospect HD for what I do. I work with a lot of 3D renders so a lot of image sequences. I also do greenscreen work with Andromeda. Does HDLink let you render image sequences or does that have to be done with premiere?

Also, with the convert tab in HDLink, I've been somewhat confused and had mixed results with using it. The documentation doesnt really cover too much. Is there a way to convert files and render them directly into a new location, same name? What should the proper workflow look like here?

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Old January 5th, 2008, 12:03 AM   #2
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Reading some more of the forums, it seems like HDLink is out since the file sequences I deal with will all be RGB. Does anyone know of a batch export tool for batching tiff, tga and png sequences quickly?
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Old January 5th, 2008, 12:53 AM   #3
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you can bring the single images in as a clip in Premiere or Vegas and export it as a Cineform AVI file that you can edit later. HDLink is for capturing a video source.
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Old January 5th, 2008, 08:18 AM   #4
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Reading some more of the forums, it seems like HDLink is out since the file sequences I deal with will all be RGB. Does anyone know of a batch export tool for batching tiff, tga and png sequences quickly?
Jeremy, what are you trying to render to? If you are just dealing with stills, Photoshop does very nice batch renders to any format.

If you are doing sequences, John's advice is exactly right: make a video sequence of the stills and just render it with Prospect HD (or HDLink if you're testing it).

One piece of advice that seems to be true, at least for us. If you're using very large jpg's, it's seems much better to convert to PSD or another bitmap format that isn't compressed. JPG's are uncompressed on-the-fly and that can consume HUGE amounts of memory. With large amounts of large images you can start to have probs (green outs, crashes, etc.) PP3 just can't handle that much in memory under 32bit OS's.

P.S. JOHN, your Postcard looks GREAT! Wish I could see the 4K version! When I get a chance, we'll try the DV proxy trick. All our multitrack audio is always separate. If you can do it with 4K, we can surely do it with 1920...
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Old January 5th, 2008, 10:36 AM   #5
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For DPX files we have a free sheel utility http://www.cineform.com/products/FAQ.htm#Other4

For BMP or TGA sequences, VirtualDub works very well.
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Old January 5th, 2008, 07:39 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help guys. I just went ahead and purchased Prospect HD so should be fun!

Does anyone know if virtualdub does batching or watch folders?
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Will Sorenson Squeeze export with the cineform codec?
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Old January 6th, 2008, 10:35 AM   #8
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Only when re-wrapped to CineForm MOV.
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