I'm reading a lot about Red as we're thinking of using it for a small film in the spring. I downloaded Redcine, Redcine-x, and RedAlert to play with the workflow and see how it works. I downloaded a 20 second R3D from the forums. I'm having a lot of problems:
Redcine - crashes almost constantly. It usually crashes after about 20 seconds, even if I haven't clicked a thing. Once I was able to import my clip, do a quick output and it crashed after about 10 seconds of rendering.
Redcine-X - works better than the others, so far. It doesn't crash at least. I can import my clip to the timeline but it doesn't show up in the viewer most of the time. I've gotten it to show up a few times (just by restarting and trying again), but upon playing the clip, the viewer freezes up and stays stuck on that frame. i can still use Redcine-x, only the view seems stuck. I did an export anyway to the H.264 (at this point in the workflow I'm making reference files to edit, like doing an offline for film, right?) and it made the file (about 35 MB). however, the resulting .mov is just black.
Redrushes - no crashes but the file I exported is the first 2 or 3 seconds of the video looped a bunch of times, for about 20 seconds, the length of the entire clip.
RedAlert - I can import. I can make corrections. If I choose "Make Quicktimes" (or any variation) I get an instant crash. If I go through the big RENDER button, I get another crash.
All the crashing makes me think it's my computer or everything is somehow installed wrong.
I have a 2 x 2.8 ghz Quad-core with 4 GB 800 RAM
Any help would be really great. I searched but couldn't find anyone having such vague issues.