I'm working with a lot of footage for a series of shorts film, and seeing widespread file corruption in QTs out of the RocketCine-X. (for context: I'm primarily a vfx artist, but I AC/media manage/Red tech on the side)
Here are the problems we've seen:
1. The first batch of renders seemed fine, but after importing into After Effects, many files stopped importing, and also stopped opening in QT. The errors:
AE: "After Effects error:
file'(filename)' cannot be imported -- this 'MooV' file is damaged or
QT: "An invalid public movie atom was found in
In Finder, their thumbnails were generic QT icons, instead of the movie poster image.
Basically, generic errors that point to latent file corruption from the exports that only shows up after we messed around with them in AE.
2. IT re-exported, and this time the asst. editor copied the QTs from the machine room onto the SAN, instead of moving them. I always thought these two processes were the same for the resulting files on the new destination, but now we had a different problem. The files seem fine until export from AE, at which time it looks like some of the frames are "glitchy". All the frames seem to be there, but in the wrong order. And suddenly this error shows up in QT in the original footage.
Again, it seems like latently corrupt QTs from the export, but it's impossible to test that, bc the guys in the machine room are so busy churning out footage for a couple of overlapping RED jobs, and don't have time to open the original render files up and play around with them until a couple start turning. And they're too busy to troubleshoot it any further, which is why I'm in here (and bc I AC/Redtech sometimes and I'm interested in this sort of thing). They basically just told me that RED has problems and bugs, and everything is always in beta, so it's probably not worth trying to fix, but I figured I'd ask because I don't want to be here nights/weekends catching up.
If anyone has any suggestion I can gently bring up to them, it would be awesome.
And if add't info is helpful, I'll try to get RocketCine-X version, etc, from IT, but I have to ask carefully, bc I don't want to step on any toes. For now I know:
the second batch (2 above) was shot at 2:1
thanks for any help,