I am editing a feature film using r3d picture (Red Epic) and 1-3 track wav files for audio on PPR 5.5 Meaning some of the wav files are mono, some dual mono, a few 3 tracks of mono.
Made merge clips for all my takes. Premiere automatically turned any 2 or 3 track wav audio files into multiple mono tracks of audio. Great. I have been editing, everything works fine. But then there was a crash. All the merge clips that had 1 or 2 tracks of audio still work. But all the merge clips with 3 tracks of audio had a problem: track 1 had sound information, but now tracks 2 & 3 are blank,no waveform or sound in either the sequence or the original merged clip, which means that I have to go back and sync up the track 2 and 3 of those clips from the original wav files.
I'm just starting with Epic files in 5.5 and I can't get ANY audio out of any of my tracks (audio shows up in Cinex-Pro, though, so I know it's there). Unfortunately I can't help with your particular problem yet, but I'm wondering if you might have any suggestions for me on getting the audio to show up in Premiere??
Well, I just answered my question, and it may have some bearing on yours as well... according to this thread over on the RedUser forum, Adobe doesn't support the audio stream in the RED Epic (or scarlet) files yet... That really sucks.
No wonder we wern't getting audio from production! Well, we sunk up everything anyway. My audio problems come in go, my conclusion is that merge clip is unreliable for dual system audio if you audio is more than 2 tracks. thankfully, only a few takes have 3 or 4 tracks of audio in this production.
Found this thread after trying to figure out my own problems with merged clips and dual system audio with 4 tracks...
Adobe needs to fix this.
Yeah, this isn't an issue with RED audio, it's some kind of bug with how Premiere handles multi-track audio files in merged clips. I'm having the same problem with multi-track mono wav files generated by Sound Devices recorders. Filed a bug report, but it's deeply troubling that this has been a known issue for more than 6 months and it still hasn't been addressed.
Maybe as a temporary workaround instead of merging clips just create a new sequence for the clip and audio and then just nest it and use the nested file as if it was merged.
Not ideal but might work till they get it fixed.
The workaround for me was to cut from sequence to sequence for those shots that had 4 audio tracks. The problem was further exacerbated by the fact that I created multiple projects, one for each reel, which ruins my ability to match frame merged clips. Guess I wlll have to get a faster computer next time I used Premiere to cut a big project.
I dont edit Epic files, but I thought this stuff from Adobe labs might help...