Hello, first time poster here :) I'm a camera operator (I own the Sony EX1 and FS100) and Vegas Pro editor (I do music videos).
It so happened that - due to my neck spine illness and surgeries - I couldn't participate in actual recording of several last our projects, and I'm ending up with editing them now without having any influence on how they were realized. And here I am again, facing a mix of so many variables:
- 10 cameras of all kinds (mostly EXs, but also one Canon SDLR and one RED recording RAW R3D 4k files)
- some of the clips do not have timecode or sound (!!!)
- using my new PC for the first time (I wrote elsewhere it's really flying, but still I'm not 100% certain it will not act on me in the most unexpected ways)
- using VP11 for the first time for such a complex project (I know, I know - it's not 100% stable yet - but I do need the CUDA acceleration).
Last night I had to wait several hours (sic!) for Vegas to complete generating fsk files for the RED clips. During that operation Vegas was totally unresponsive, so I couldn't even check the RED C files properties... Now I know they are RAW files of 3840x2160 resolution!
I never ever dealt with REDC Raw, so please advise:
- what kind of proxies should I create to them, considering all remaining material is 1080p?
- I understand now the MOV files that accompany R3Ds in each subfolder on the disk I got are low res proxies - but how do I use them, if they do not display picture in Vegas (sound only)? Also, they are strangely small in size?
I'm a complete newbie to the RED formats, and only got a ready project on a HDD, with folder structure and content created by somebody else. Seeing plenty of xxx_01, ... (up to xxx_40) R3D, 2GB files in each folder, I have simply copied all of them to my project's media bin, and then placed on the T/L. But upon inspection I can see all files of a given directory contain the same coverage! This is confirmed by TC in/out values in the Project Media detailed view.
What is strange to me is:
- why as many as 40 files off-loaded when each of them has the same content? Even if "3D" suggests well... 3D, why so many of them?
- apart from all those (up to 40) files of 2GB length each, there are single shorter files of the same prefix name in each directory; now - I checked their TC in/out and they show exactly the same as their larger, 2GB counterparts!
I have tried to use the Import->Media->RED option hoping that the original structure of the folders will be somehow recognized by Vegas, and I'll be led by hand in picking the right file out of the 50 in each folder - to no avail. Still can pick any of them - and even though it's only 2 GB, I have over 40 mins event on the timeline! But:
- I have empty space on my track (as if some other file should also be present - I don't know which)
- the MOV files (large), which probably are proxies of lower res and contain the full take unlike the spanned R3D files, still only plays audio
One thing I did find out this way is that now - under right-click on media file in the bin - I can access the RAW file controls (RGB control, LUT, denoising, LPOF, and many others).
Also - and this is a more general finding - I found out that it's NOT the track of RAW high-res R3D files that - when contained in my 10-camera multi-track -slows down playback dramatically (from 25 to 5 fps). It seems to exist a limit of 8 track (no matter which format), below which I'm getting full 25 fps even at Best/Full. Add a single more track - even a lower res - and the 9 or 10-camera multi-track crawls at 5 fps, even on my new fast HW!
Please help me graps the proper RED workflow in Vegas! TIA