About a month ago I had the misfortune of running into some trouble with RedCine-X while attempting to online the project to a higher resolution for color grading (if this thread is more relevant in the Avid workflow forum please move it). I wasn't able to fix the problem due to time constraints but I wanted to ask in hopes that someone may be able to shed light on what may have happened in case I attempt to do such workflow again.
- The project was cut in Avid as 1080p/23.98 as DNxHD 115 footage.
- The RED footage was transcoded in RedCine-X as AVID compatible MXF media and imported into Avid via AAF.
- To get it from Avid to RedCine-X I exported an EDL with File_32 selected. Every time I've attempted to export as a CMX_3600 it doesn't work in RedCine-X as it truncates the tape names and it can't link to the R3D files. I read somewhere on RedUser that File_32 should be selected, and this has worked for me in the past.
I selected Import in RedCine-X and pointed to the source RED footage directory where it all is stored. All the footage was sorted very well by day and in a specific folder for all the days worth of footage. I selected the EDL and RedCine-X imported the footage to the timeline. I didn't notice it at the time and exported to a ProRes 422 HQ 2K quicktime file of the entire timeline. However, when I looked at it compared to the Avid sequence not only were there clips missing, but some clips were re-linked to the wrong RED footage and all the clips that did link to the proper RED footage were shifted a good 4 or 5 frames.
I'm wondering why some clips were not linked properly or at all, and why all the clips were shifted in timecode. Was it a problem with how I exported the EDL or a RedCine-X problem. Any input would be greatly appreciated, but I understand if there's so many variables and I can't easily recreate the problem. Thanks so much!