Producer of a low-budget short here needing some help dealing w/ corrupt R3D files.
Here's the low-down:
Day 1 - 3:
Shot 3 days of footage directly to red drive. Backed up w/o incident. I was the DIT for these days. Used finder to drag/drop (which I understand is bad now).
Changed camera from Red One to Red One MX. Shot directly to CF cards (camera package didn't include drive). Had a total of nine that were rotated 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,1,2,3, etc...
Hired DIT for day 4 and he also used finder to drag/drop before reviewing manually (I thought) from CF card reader (only one) to an external HD via FW800. Again, I understand from reading why FINDER IS A BAD IDEA FOR BACKING UP DATA. Can't go back on that one. Our DIT didn't use the data manager.
When I load certain clips into Redcine I'm getting a black thumbnail w/ a red on it. There is no metadata.
When I try and load said clip into Red Alert it tells me it can't open the Red Raw file.
When I import the clip into Adobe Premier 5.0.2 and/or 5.0.3 I get video thumbnail, then artifacts, then audio beeps (like a high-pitched whistle), then a crash (or hanging on the clip). Some of them say that they cannot be imported period.
The files on the HD are full-size (several gigs each) and the folder structure is consistent with Red.
I've uploaded screen shots to help identify what I'm talking about.
Can anyone help guide me through this disaster? I realize that problem number one was not making sure the DIT knew exactly what he was doing. That's on me. I realize that Red Data Manager is a requirement on set when working with the Red. Also on me. I realize that a Red Drive is going to be more reliable than 9 CF cards - also my fault. Should've checked the package.
Lot's of should haves...
Oy vey. What to do?
Thanks in advance everyone.