I've been working on 4K R3D files in post, doing compositing and FX. My first experience with Red footage (thus my first post) and it's been great.
However, I ran across something recently that has me puzzled. Watch the below clip of a screen cap from REDCINE-X. You'll see me step through the clip frame by frame. Pay attention to the edge of the white shirt, the folds in the jacket, and foliage in the background. The only way I can think to describe this is that suddenly the resolution drops in half? It looks like an interlace issue, even though this footage is not interlaced. I don't notice any cadence or pattern to why or when it happens, only that most of the clip seems to be of the lower resolution. If you watch the end of the clip, I shuttle through faster and the edges of the jacket start to "shimmer." I thought at first it was the result of a rack focus, but ruled that out.
I'll admit to not knowing any of the technical details about how it was shot (camera, settings). I can find out if necessary to solve this, although I suspect there is no way to fix it. Sadly, it's compromising some of my FX.
So far this is the only clip I've noticed doing this.
Also, FYI, generally importing into AE using "as shot" and default R3D settings (Debayer quality high, OLPF OFF, chroma denoise NONE, RC2+RG2)
Thanks for any help.
Mac Pro 2.4GHz 8-core, 64GB RAM, OSX 10.7.3
REDCINE-X 506, Adobe AE