I use DPS, Leitch Velocity 8.2 and until recently I could just right click a video clip on the timeline and select "Video Effects" and then select "Boris Red" from the dropdown list and Red would open with the video clip ready to be worked on. Now I don't get the video to show up in the Red timeline at all. No tracks in the timelins either. Only evidence of the NLE video clip is the clip run time at the top of the Red timeline. Is it time to re-install Red or is there a preference setting I might need to change?
It may be that the preference controlling the auto generation of track in the timeline may have inadvertently been changed. To check this, please go to the RED preferences panel and under the Behavior tab check the status of the "Start With Empty Timeline" function. If checked you will not see tracks when you open RED. If you change it you will need to remove and reapply the effect to see this change.
That was it. I remembered a while back I was getting tired of deleting the soccer ball and brick wall everytime I cranked up the standalone app. so I checked that box. I didn't realize it would cause the timeline to be empty when working within the NLE.