Colour correcting a film - will it increase the render time?

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Chirpy
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I've just edited a 2hr 20min film using Studio 9 Plus. It's all filmed in a theatre with the houselights up and the stage lit with white light. I've used two Sony Digital 8 cameras: TRV828E and a TRV320E. I used the older TRV320E to film everything as the battery lasts much longer. The newer TRV828E was just used to film cutaways. Trouble is the colour rendition of the TRV320E is too warm. If I correct the colour throughout the film is it going to increase the render time if I make an AVI file? It already takes about 6 hours to render a film that long.

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Chirpy

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simple answer 'yes' unless you have a hardware board that can do it in realtime.

what might be better would be to capture each of the 'bad colour' bits , colour correct those and save as 'good colour' then reload those to timeline along with other good footage and hopefully the 6 hours will do the job after that.

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Chirpy
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That's about 2hrs 5mins of of 'bad colour' bits. :(

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Chirpy
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Gary,

How much longer would it take if I just colour corrected it while it was already loaded in the timeline? I can leave the laptop and the two hard drives running all night and get back to it tomorrow morning without a problem if it would render by then?

Chirpy

P.S. If there were a 'Mr. Reliable' award it ought to go to you - 9 times out of 10 you're the first person to answer my questions.

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pass.
it may double the time , i really don't know.

mr " the tv's boring , and i'm busy editing dvd footage from tv , so answer webboards as pc does the hard work transferring footage from dvd-ram to harddrive at x2 speed."

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Chirpy
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Mr Reliable: Yes I'd agree with you there, much rather do something productive.

Re. Render time, I've just clicked on all the scenes that need correcting and it looks like it will take just under two hours to render the colour correction. Then I can let it run through the night to convert to AVI. I only found out today that I can put all the cutaways on the second timeline (Studio 9 Plus) instead of having to insert them into the master timeline and have problems with lip synch when it comes to everyone singing.

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Arthur.S
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Chirpy, render time is really dependant on your PC, & also how much stuff you're actually colour correcting. It's the same as using a lot of video filters. I do this quite a lot as my 2 cameras don't match. (Sony & panasonic) I do it all on the timeline (MSP7) just as the video will be viewed, so you can see exactly what you need to do colour wise. I always leave to render overnight. "a watched kettle" as they say....

Merry Christmas.

Chirpy
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The colour correction took almost 2 hours but converting to AVI took 9 hours (overnight).

Ta.

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Arthur.S
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When you say "render the colour correction", do you mean create an AVI of it? Or just a preview file? (Sorry if I'm on the wrong track - don't know S9) Why not just make the colour corrections, then create the AVI which will include the corrections all at the same time. Saving 2 hours?

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Arthur,

I can't remember now, it's all done and dusted. I'm just packing them into boxes so I can post them off before the P.O. closes.

Chirpy

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