Design a core design breakdown and workflow that outlines several context sensitive processes in order to define what Open Cine should address, and how it should be distributed across Open Cine's applications.
Loosely, in a fully high quality offline post production pipeline, we can see several discrete phases that require very specific needs regarding formats and outputs, with a focus on making the camera output suitable for ingestion and manipulation at the various phases of a post production pipeline. In particular:
- Archival Tool. SHA / MD5 checked based rsync tool for archiving data off of drives.
- Temporary Grading Tool. On-set one-light grading of footage. Considerations include input needs such as SDI, and output needs. Realtime visualization of temporary one-light / temporary grades for display and adjustment. Store grades in industry standardized formats and schemas such as CDL.
- Logging Tool. Post shooting evaluation and manipulation of media. This includes but is not limited to the ability to log useful notes and sorting, trim and slice shots from series or excess footage, apply temporary grades for editorial output, sync sound for editorial, and generate editorial proxies. Output formats might include ProRes or DNxHD encoded material in MOV or AVI wrappers, along with a metadata payload. Should be designed for interchange from the onset, for communication across platforms and individuals.
- High Quality Rendering Tool. Take input and out points from various EDL formats and generate highest quality 32 bit float or like EXRs, or high quality DPX files for ingestion or intra-pipeline post production work.