View Full Version : crimson limitations?
07-17-2008, 11:19 AM
i've been playing with crimson a little bit and am wondering a few things before purchasing:
how well does it handle multi-layer video?
when i bring clips with these things on them into redcine to process 4k plates it seems to go all screwy, any thoughts?
07-17-2008, 11:45 AM
also, i'm noticing clips being brought in that aren't even in the timeline, is this an issue with build 15 footage using build 16 redcine?
07-17-2008, 04:10 PM
Neither Crimson or Redcine will really "handle" any of these things properly. if you think about it from an EDL stand-point, since Crimson and Redcine are essentially just pulling the footage and not doing a real conform none if these things come across in an edl with the exception of speed fx. But since these apps don't really conform the footage a speed fx doesn't translate, it just kind of messes things up. As for multi-layer, I either collapse onto V1 or do a second conform.
07-17-2008, 07:31 PM
normally i would too, but these are for fx plates & i have upto 45 layers of video at once
07-17-2008, 07:36 PM
and to make matters worse my serial for crimson is floating around out there in cyberspace somewhere, didn't receive it in my e-mail, ian is out of the country and i've been having to use the demo version for 200 shots, upto 45 layers per shot...7 layers at a time as limited by demo yay
07-17-2008, 08:30 PM
Crimson does not handle optical edits (speed/time remapping, etc) correctly. You have to change all of those back to 100% and then add them back once you render out all your footage.
07-18-2008, 12:55 PM
apparently all multiclip information is passed along, i'm so sick of this god damn demo i want my fucking serial #
07-18-2008, 07:04 PM
Thank you Ian for coming thru, smooth sailing thanks to crimson and a lil timeline manipulation! Wonderful product!