A quick simple question (I think I already know the answer),
Can I import RedCode RAW files directly from the device into After Effects? Do I have to do any transcoding, or can that step be skipped?
Yes, After Effects can import .r3d files. This is on the list of imported formats in After Effects Help.
This video shows details:
You should transfer the files to your hard disk first, rather than importing them directly off the camera.
Thanks for the update - I am entering the scary world of R3D, and we are purchasing our Scarlet next week. Here comes a whole new learning curve!
The extra options that R3D brings to the party seem incredible - I cant wait to get started.