ok. premiere CS5.
In 2008 I took 20 filmmakers to the desert to shoot a documentary at Burning Man. we took 20 cameras including 3 RED ONEs, a bunch of small point and shoot cameras shooting 720p and some others....
after we shot, all the media from all the cameras was renamed (not the RED files though) after everything was renamed (so our files names had the timestamp and person who shot the footage in the file name) we exported tiny low resolution quicktime files of everything using Apple compressor. RED files were all converted using RED rushes beta
so if my master file was "2008-08-24-025634-TX1-ISIS-ATDS.AVI"
then I ended up with a tiny quicktime file called "2008-08-24-025634-TX1-ISIS-ATDS.mov"
same thing for all the RED files.
so I am finally done with the editing of this film.
I am now relinking to all the master files...
all my low res footage were all .mov files. and now relinking to the AVI files or the R3D files does not work (because the extensions don't match)
I have edited the premiere project file in notepad and changed all the extensions to their master file extension. So the AVI files now end with .AVI. and all the RED files now end with .R3D.
my problem is that it seems that I have no master RED files that just end with .R3D they instead are all _001.R3D so premiere doesn't see it because the file name doesn't match. So in premiere I have A002_C008_0827C3.R3D but when I look in that folder for A002, I find A002_C008_0827C3_001.R3D
what I want to do is go back in to notepad and rename all the RED files with a _001.R3D at the end. That way in premiere it will relink to them because the file names will match. Any reason not to?
Also the relinking in premiere is great if everything is in one folder. So I would like to move all the R3D files that are in the 300-400 RDC folders I have, and move them all into one single folder. this way premiere will instantly relink to them all.
Can someone explain why I should not move the R3D files out of their RDC folders?