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Victor Köhler
Problem with R3D proxies
on Mar 1, 2010 at 11:04:16 am

Hello!

Im having some trouble with some of my camera generated R3D proxies (most of them work fine) and i am wondering if someone else has had the same problem.

The thing is that only the _F proxies can be viewed and played back, the other ones return an "this movie could not be opened" error. Usually you would make new proxies with Red alert but this does not seam to work. The .R3D loads fine in RedAlert. Im using the _M proxies for offline editing so this is kind of a major problem. Im thankful for any suggestions.

Thanks!

Victor Köhler

REDAlert 21.0.0
Quicktime 7.6.2 with v3.9.0 REDCODE codec


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Russell Lasson
Re: Problem with R3D proxies
on Mar 1, 2010 at 6:27:23 pm

Have you tried creating new proxy files using REDRushes or Clipfinder? Maybe try to create new files to a different folder instead of the source folders.

I'll also say that problems like this is part of the reason why I don't recommend editing with proxy files.

-Russ

Russell Lasson
Colorist/Digital Cinema Specialist
Color Mill
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Victor Köhler
Re: Problem with R3D proxies
on Mar 1, 2010 at 7:20:41 pm

Thanks Russell for your reply, unfortunately none of you suggestions worked out for me. Do you know of any preferred work around for these specific clips?

Thanks!

/Victor Köhler


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Russell Lasson
Re: Problem with R3D proxies
on Mar 1, 2010 at 8:14:32 pm

You could render them out as QT files.

-Russ

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Color Mill
Salt Lake City, UT
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Noah Kadner
Re: Problem with R3D proxies
on Mar 1, 2010 at 8:28:23 pm

Try reinstalling your RED codec and plugin- sounds like somethings not working right there. Also you haven't moved or renamed any of the files within your RDM folders have you?

Noah

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Stuart Ferreyra
Re: Problem with R3D proxies
on Mar 3, 2010 at 7:25:34 am

I have yet to see corrupted proxies... that's news to me.
Are you guys serious?

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Russell Lasson
Re: Problem with R3D proxies
on Mar 3, 2010 at 3:20:27 pm

Early on in the RED days I had someone bring me a project with proxies that had some issues. Then I decided that best practices probably dictated that transcoding (even if to just SD) was a more reliable option.

I also had a time where if the proxy file was located on a shared computer, then it didn't know where to look for the R3D file and couldn't resolve itself.

Add these things to the extra rendering needed, the inability to edit at proper broadcast frame sizes for video output to a monitor, and the need to lower the quality of the image to achieve playback reliability and I've just never bought in to that workflow. And I guess we've always had enough computers around that it wasn't a big deal to render out offline files. Now with the REDRocket and ProRes Proxy, I guess I'm just really spoiled.

-Russ

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