Well, that update has arrived in Beta, and with both a paid Frame.io and Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, plus a high bandwidth internet connection, filmmakers will be able to send 8K RedCode Raw original camera files directly after yelling cut.
Although the Frame.io integration is in the public Beta stage, Adobe has extensively tested the C2C workflow to the breaking point and found it to be fast, easy, and robust.
Adobe actually used the Frame RED Camera to Cloud workflow during the announcement video at Adobe Max to showcase how to send 8K RedcodeRaw R3D files, ProRes Proxies, a CDL file, wav audio files, and a custom LUT directly to Frame’s cloud network.
The result was over 4 Terabytes of data run up to the cloud without issue. Of course, Adobe says that in order to send the R3D files as part of the package, users will have to have an internet connection speed of no less than 800 Mbps to send the entire package.
To that end, the company also gives users the ability to send just the ProRes Proxies up to the network with just a minimum connection speed of 80 Mbps for those times when a slower connection is all users have access to.
Adobe is also opening up support for off-speed video recording, which is a feature that content creators have been clamoring for with the camera-to-cloud workflow.
In addition, Adobe says that the Frame Camera to Cloud workflow has grown from just two initial hardware partnerships to over a dozen, each relying on in-camera integration and a media-less workflow.
There’s no more waiting for camera cards to be offloaded with completed data and shipped to post-production sites. Once “cut” is yelled by the director, the files are made available to the entire production team in real-time with everyone enjoying team cloud access.
Therefore the post-production phase of any film or television project can happen concurrently, rather than waiting for the footage to be shipped for ingest into the network.
The data is automatically ingested, and colorists, editors, and visual effects artists can all work in consent with the same original camera files or their proxies, and do so non-destructively.
Users must have subscriptions to both Frame.io and Adobe Creative Cloud to have access to the workflow infrastructure. They can log directly into their Frame account through the camera menu, and set it up for either all REDCodeRaw uploads or high-resolution proxy files.
Adobe has also updated Creative Cloud with updates for Premiere Pro, including support for RED V-Raptor XL cameras, and with improved Metal GPU deBayering on Apple Silicon or OpenCL for Windows-based PCs. There is also collaborative editing, sharing of files between teams, and improved XAVC HDR and ARRIRaw support.
For Adobe After Effects, the app will receive Cinema 4D 2023 integration. Character Animator will also receive expanded Metal support for macOS, and DirectX 12 for Windows.
These updates will appear automatically through a Creative Cloud download and installation on December 8th. The Adobe Frame.io RED camera firmware update for the RED V-RAPTOR and V-RAPTOR XL is available now as a public beta through the RED downloads page.
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