[Bf-committers] Proxy Files

Johnny Matthews johnny.matthews at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 18:40:43 CET 2007

I was listening to the This Week in Media podcast and heard about a
concept that might be interesting for Blender, but since I am clueless
in this area I thought I would put it out here (who knows Blender can
probably already do this)

The idea is this. You have source material (say DV footage) at a given
resolution (say 2k) that you are going to edit. It would be difficult
to deal with this in realtime. So if you downsize the file to a more
manageable size and make your rough edit with that. Then when you are
ready, you can flip back to the original content and render out at
whatever res you like. The key would be that there would be a check of
some type to help you make sure the files were the same except for res
(frame count and rate would need to be the same). You could even use
blender to create these downsized proxy files. Just an idea.

Johnny Matthews
johnny.matthews at gmail.com
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