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Editing with Proxies and then Replacing with Original MP4

krausfadr

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Are any editors edting with proxy files and then at the end, replacing the proxy with the original ripped H264 or H265? If so can you advise details of how you approach it? Software used? Do you color grade first on the proxy? Any problems, obstacles? I'm thinking about implementing this in my workflow to have one less transcode.
 

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I use Premiere and it’s fairly easy to re-link files while editing from a proxy. You simply right click on your file and press ‘mark offline’ and then ‘relink media’ and select your file from a file explorer window.

I would only colour grade on the full res file, personally, as a proxy is a lower res file that will not have the full colour information as it is a compressed (smaller) file.

I’ve used Avid for proxies and find the process to be a bit temperamental at times…

Admittedly I prefer to not integrate this into my workflow whenever possible but think it has merit if your machine experiences a lot of lag while editing.
 
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I use proxys, too. But i don´t encode them before editing. Software-wise i use Resolve Studio and in there i can generate either proxy files or optimized media (which is way faster than encoding before). The quality of these files can be chosen in project settings. I use DNxHR HQ at a quarter resolution of the original e.g. for my Sicario 2 edit i used my UHD HDR rip which is 37,6 GB after using the proxy media option. That is more than enough for me to do color-grading also.

Of course you can always go lower with the generated proxy file in resolve studio. Rendering would happen from the source material.
As @Teacupdragon stated, swapping out the files through re-linking is fairly easy in any video software. Mostly a right-click option.
 

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I went ahead and tried an edit in Resolve using a 720p proxy (lowest quality Cineform) then when finished re-linked to the original 4K mp4 (HEVC) file. Went pretty much perfect. The only issue was a clip I timestretched needed to be redone. So from now on no more gigantic source files. Yay!

I color graded the mp4 HEVC (SDR Conversion) using Dolby Vision without any issues.
 
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