For a low budget web series I am shooting on a Komodo and BMPCC 6K camera. To save on disk space, we would shoot raw and then transcode the footage to ProRes masters, downscaling to HD and discarding the raw files. This to avoid the sensor crop on the Red and because I dislike the internal BMPCC compression and I can transcode it to a ProRes444 master.
I want to use an Aces workflow and I need some feedback on the following:
I was thinking that it could maybe be an idea to transcode the raw files directly into an Aces cct ProRes master, instead of their designated manufacturers gamut/log encoding.
I know that you are not supposed to write a file in Aces cct, but could someone expand on why not? And why this would be a bad idea?
I haven’t tested it yet, but rendering the raw files to exr linear sequences wouldn’t gain as much disk space as a ProRes would and this is very hard to defend to producers.