There is no timeline in which DPX will show up without a red or yellow bar, the status indication is fairly naive. See here for details on the colors: http://blogs.adobe.com/premiereprotraining/2011/02/red-yellow-and-green-render-bars.html
Wait, wait, wait...
Adobe's opinion is that V210 AVIs and DPX aren't sufficiently simple that they can be considered "no bar" items?
How is an RGBA AVI (no bar) less complex than an RGBA DPX (yellow bar)?
(In other news, are they ever going to look at that DPX performance issue?)
The status indication is fairly naive, I wouldn't assume too much meaning of it.
I'd agree with Steve. You can pretty much ignore the colored bar. If it won't play real time, and you absolutely need it to, then render. If it does play real time, or you don't absolutely need it to, just keep on workin'.
Then I suppose my one query becomes several:
- Why won't a single "curves" on 1080p V210 render in realtime? And yes, I've got the hardware acceleration turned on.
- Why is the DPX reader so terribly slow? My RAID hits 400MB/sec. That's double enough. Other software will play the same sequences, which were output by Premiere. I complained about this some time ago; has there been any work done, or is there likely to be?