I'm about to start a project with a mix of animation and live action. I would love to do both with my Epic, but since there is no "Stills" mode on the Epic its a kludge. However, I really don't want to deal with mixing 5D still sequences with Epic footage.
The main problem is for animation, we need hundreds of carefully composed stills. To do that we use Dragon. No problem there. The problem is that with Epic, I have to record a short clip in place of each still. Then open each clip in Redcine-X and export a single frame from each. Then I can bring those frame grabs (still exports), one from each clip, into After Effects as an image sequence and edit.
Does anybody know if there is a way to automate the process of Openning each R3D file, extracting a single still from each one (say the 24th frame in the clip), and saving it to a common folder with a sequenced file name?
If so that could save my production a huge amount of time, in a very tight project.
Any help or suggestions are welcome!