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01-18-2008, 05:06 PM
We cannot get footage to render out of Redcine without output errors, or visual corruption in the frames, no matter what file type we choose.
The snapshot .JPG files are also corrupted as this image reflects. Worse, Redcine does not copy the image to the clipboard for pasting into Photoshop so that we may see how the image keys within an RGB software package, such as Photoshop or After Effects.
Quad Core 2.4ghz
ATI FireGL V5200 with 256mb memory with 30" Dell LCD
Gtech G-Speed ES 4tb Striped Raid
Any help would be greatly appreciated. We have emailed Red several times but have received no reply thus far. We are in a crunch!
01-18-2008, 07:28 PM
wish i had some tips for you mac - i mean Jim
3 PC's here = doesn't work either ..
a friend left his 24" iMac and i have to say it works !!
drop a proxy into FCP and you're editing while all the PC'ers are waiting for their renders to finish !!!
Time is $$$ ... if you plan to work on PC - then on both PC & mac you would have to render out to another codec ... you buy a PC - it may or may not work ? you'll spend TIME getting it to work ?
buy a Mac and it WILL work - and while it's rendering to something you can use on your PC you can be busy working on that PC .... and if the PC does work you still have to render out to a codec you can edit/use on your PC software ..
01-18-2008, 08:17 PM
PC-only here as well. I have Redcine on WinXP, which didn't work with my original display card and doesn't fully work with the NVidia card I bought for the purpose. Then there is the other stopgap solution which "should not exist", but works quite well on my WinXP boxes, in fact the only thing which works here right now.
Red has said they will have a Windows command-line utility to work with R3D files at some point in February. In the meantime, the best user experience for R3D work is very likely with a Mac (that is a current, Intel based Mac).
01-19-2008, 07:29 PM
We have 13 identical quad core machines with 4gb RAM each and we purchased the ATI cards because we need to support 30" monitors and they work well. It's easy to suggest that we just use a Mac, but the fact is, we're a VFX house with a big investment into PCs and software(more than $75k)and mac is just too spendy when you're providing boxes for a large crew(twice as much), and the network rendering we often do is totally dependent on the PC platform.
We won't be jumping to Mac anytime soon so we need this to work for us. The frustrating part is Redcine is amazing, displays the images perfect during correction, playback and scaling, but corrupts them on output. I'm sure Red will figure it out soon and we're happy to work with them as a test subject.
01-19-2008, 07:35 PM
I had the same errors with my ATI card - switched to NVIDIA 8800 series which cleared up all the scrambled frame business.
01-21-2008, 10:57 PM
Well if that's the case then $%#@!!!
Brent is working on it. I've got my fingers crossed...
01-21-2008, 10:58 PM
What is the stopgap you discovered?
01-22-2008, 02:08 PM
I'm having the same problem with my MB Pro. Every time I output I get a bunch of monochromatic stripes.