I'm a total newbie to Avid Media Composer. I'm used to work with FinalCut and Premiere but never got a hand on an Avid.
Now I'm involved in a project shot on Red Epic 4KHD. The editor knows Media Composer but really nothing about different files, codecs and all the hassle usually an assistant editor has to deal with. So this became suddenly my part, too.
My plan was to sync the sound to the R3D files in Red Cine X (latest version) and export it to MXF in DNxHD 120 8bit in 1080.
But after finally getting the files into the Media Composer (version 5.0.3) every clip with synced sound shows a duration of 0:00 and following alert pops up: "The sequence or one of its source elements is too long to be played"
But the clips are rarely longer than a couple of minutes. And all the clips that don't have synced sound can be played back with no problem no matter how long they are.
Has anybody ever encountered this problem? I got the feeling that either this is a problem of some sort of wrong import settings in MC (4 channels of audio) or Red Cine X messes up the MXF files when sound comes along.
Thanks in advance!