I thought I should share some of my experiences using the network function in Nuendo 7.1 after using it a couple of days.
At the moment we are working on a film at our studios, and we have split the project work flow on four different users. (Dialogue editing, atmos, FX/foley and music editing.)
The network function is, if i have understood correctly, aimed towards editing existing clips and providing the owner of the project new material for mixing.(Dialogue station being the owner of the project.) That means no routing, automation, inserts or channel settings are transferred between the individual participants. I understand why that is the case, and it is not a single one of those function i really miss at the moment.
The good thing is that editing fades, clip gain, clip volume automation and crossfades transfers exactly as it is to all participants.
The main issue I am having at the moment is offline processing transfer.
-Some times it works well, and other times it does not work at all. It seems to be really inconsistent. When it works there is really no problem. I can see in offline process what plugins that are used on all computers, but i cannot remove or deactivate the plugins used without loosing the original audio. The clip goes completely silent.
-Other times the clip is transferred without any effects working at all. I can still see what plugins that are used in offline process history on all participants project, but the effect is nonexistent. If i remove the plugins, the clip audio disappears completely again.
One possibility is to bounce a selection or the entire track, but that is not an option when editing thousands of individual clips. One should be able to edit individual clips throughout the mixing process.
So, my question, is offline processing issues a known bug or a feature that is not supported?