I have been asked to deliver transcoded R3D files as Avid MXF to go into MC5. They do not want the R3D's near their workflow at any stage. They want my material as 1080 59.94 MXF. The nearest thing I can find is under the Quicktime menu as DNxHD 1080i 59.94 or as Avid 1:1. The Avid MXF/AAF menu only seems to allow 25, 23.976 and 24. frame rates but I have to shoot 29.97.
The production house claim that if I deliver as a Quicktime they have to transcode to Avid MXF before they can produce an off line copy at 10:1 compression that can be referenced back to the master transcode. This, apparently, is time consuming and expensive. They want me to buy MC5 to do all this for them since they argue that I cannot produce my RED output in a suitable master format. Apparently Uncompressed HD is not good enough anymore, nor is any form of Quicktime.
Is there no way that I can produce any form of MXF master at 1080 (i or p) and at 29.97/59.94. through Redcine-X. as a direct Avid MXF? Or am I simply stupid, which, I admit is quite likely, since I am a cameraman and not an editor and know nothing about Avid.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.