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  • Easier way to online files?

  • Angelo Lorenzo

    February 1, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I’m working with a director who is cutting on FCP7 with ProRes files. We both have identical hard drives with the ProRes and original RED files, so he sends me the timeline XML, I import it into Premiere CS5.5 and then do some clean up before final color and conform in After Effects.

    Is there an easier way to online RED .r3d files? I have to click the item in my bin, replace footage, then go into my timeline and replace footage with that newly updated item in the bin (with the menu option replace from bin, I’m not doing it totally manually).

    I know Automatic Duck can auto-online RED files (if I understand correctly) when going from FCP to After Effects but I need the intermediate step of Premiere (To adjust the RED files because Red Cine X doesn’t seem to import XML files without crashing on me, and to adjust some cuts as I’ve had a mix of 24fps and 23.976 timebase from two cameras).

    Is there some trick or method I’m not aware of?

  • Alex Udell

    February 1, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    So when you link you clips in the project Panel to the RED media….

    you still have replace edits?
    that doesn’t make sense.

    are the red files the same length as the Pro Res media?


  • Angelo Lorenzo

    February 2, 2012 at 4:05 am

    No, it didn’t. I did copy the timeline and source files into a different bin folder so I could still maintain my offline cut. I thought this was a side effect of the copy/paste work, but I brought one timeline and set of files into a new project, tried to link and I still had to update the timeline.

    At this point, since this project is almost done, I may just write something in Java to alter the project file and link stuff correctly… at least I can code in the ability for it to manage media files the way I prefer as well.

  • Angelo Lorenzo

    February 2, 2012 at 6:12 am

    To answer your other question, yes they are of the same length. They aren’t however timecode matched (some are off by 10 frames or so from the proxies… Director is cross country so troubleshooting annoyances like these are all but impossible, so I deal with them).

  • Alex Udell

    February 2, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    in the future if you’re worried about a visual match to the offline, I might suggest that you export it as a clip and lay it on a higher track In the PPro sequence that you can subsuquently mute/unmute to double check your accuracy.

    If you disconnect the media in the Project panel in the and reconnect it to the online material….
    this clips in the sequence will also be linked to that media. Everything should line up.


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