I just wrapped a job where we had issues with the scratch audio track fed to the camera. The director would really like scratch audio during our fairly quick post-schedule.
We shot on a RED Epic and created MXF files with no audio hoping we could figure out a fix later on. This means there isn’t a simple overwrite/replace of the audio mxf tracks
– Video only MXF files already exist. We do not want to reprocess these in any way if possible.
– In Redcine-X I can sync production audio to the video using the slate. I can then export audio only MXF. For those not acquainted with Redcine-X (RED’s footage handling program) this allows us to have audio tracks the same length and striped with the exact same timecode as the camera video. It also creates a very similar named MXF file to the video MXF (the later part of the file name looks like random characters)
– How can I rename/ingest this audio so it acts like a Master Clip with the video? I would prefer to avoid the editor and director having to create subclips to marry the audio.
– Redcine-X will not regenerate AAF files on-demand but it will do ALE which doesn’t seem like any advantage in this situation.
– I won’t have access to the Video MXF as they are loaded into the editing bay.
– I use Windows so I have access to Metafuse if that’s on any help.
Anyone have some insight as to what we can do? I’m using Media Composer 6 for Windows and they’re on MC5 or 6 on Mac.
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