Are they by any change nested clips which have been shortend?
Nope, not nested clips. They are .r3d files on the tracks without any manipulation.
I wish I could find somewhere noting what the lines mean, then I could figure out the problem .
Maybe try unlinking / relinking the clips in question?
Also, a screen shot of your timeline might help.
For sure. attached screenshot. I locked the 3rd track so you can see the difference.
Yup, I've tried relinking footage by making it offline & then relinking it. Also tried replacing it just for fun. Tried replacing it with a different file type, too, just to see. In all cases, the timeline clips remain striped out and unviewable, although the clip in the bin is totally in tact. And I can still 'reveal in bin' from the timeline, so those are still connected. It's really odd.
Those are the "danger stripes" indicating that the track item is linked to a piece of media that doesn't actually have audio or video that long. Are the stripes showing up for the entire duration of these clips?
With that in mind, I figured out that apparently the way that RED is setup, it accesses some .r3d files that aren't actually imported into the project or in the bins.
For example, I'm cutting from redfile_001, but yet it's pulling info from redfile_009 which I don't actually have on the timeline or bins. I had ran a "remove unused" to tidy up the project, it left only redfile_001, so I thought that's all I needed.
I restored to the original RED folders from my backup, and everything is now back online.
Thanks for the help!
That is interesting, and will be useful to others. Thanks for posting the processes that fixed things for you.
I had the same issue and had no idea what had caused it. After backtracking my steps, I remembered I moved some files in finder and later on reconnected them in Premiere. This is what caused the issue. Premiere was linking to different files that were named the same. In order to solve the issue, I replaced the footage with the correct clips in Premiere and it all worked.
You just saved my life!!