Saturday, January 8, 2011

Re: [Avid-L2] MC 5.0.3.7 still memory issues

Thanks for sharing the info and taking the bullet for those of us who are less adventurous.

Cheers,

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On Jan 8, 2011, at 5:03 AM, gerald van Leipsig wrote:

> Installed MC 5.0.3.7r yesterday, as the readme suggested this patch would resolve the memory-leak problem that has plagued me since upgrading to MC 5.0.
> In my situation (Macpro with Matrox MXO 2 mini) I have seen no improvement.
> Exporting an AAF became impossible with certain consolidated AMA clips that caused no problems in 5.0.3.5 (filesize over 2GB error, which was not the case).
>
> Two weeks ago on the 'normal' 5.0.3.7, some XDcamHD materiaal wasn't recognized when I tried to link to it via AMA. Went back to 5.0.3.5 and everything linked fine again...
>
> So now again I'm back to 5.0.3.5, waiting and hoping for some real improvement...
>
> Just thought I'd share this...
>
> Regards, Gerald.
>
>

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[Avid-L2] MC 5.0.3.7 still memory issues

 

Installed MC 5.0.3.7r yesterday, as the readme suggested this patch would resolve the memory-leak problem that has plagued me since upgrading to MC 5.0.
In my situation (Macpro with Matrox MXO 2 mini) I have seen no improvement.
Exporting an AAF became impossible with certain consolidated AMA clips that caused no problems in 5.0.3.5 (filesize over 2GB error, which was not the case).

Two weeks ago on the 'normal' 5.0.3.7, some XDcamHD materiaal wasn't recognized when I tried to link to it via AMA. Went back to 5.0.3.5 and everything linked fine again...

So now again I'm back to 5.0.3.5, waiting and hoping for some real improvement...

Just thought I'd share this...

Regards, Gerald.

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Re: [Avid-L2] OT: Way OT The reason wireless mics were invented.

 

I was crying with laughter at that. It's tricky to pull an XLR out in a
hurry.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

[Avid-L2] OT: Need B-Roll?

 

We got it!

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1925559

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Re: [Avid-L2] Searching for Quality DVDs

 


On 07 Jan, 2011, at 11:53 AM, Steve Hullfish wrote:

> I think that's a resizing issue, not an interlace issue. Look for controls that crop off those extra lines instead of trying to mathematically resize 486 to 480.

And be careful to crop by even numbers (like 2 Top / 4 Bottom) and not odd (3 Top / 3 Bottom) unless your intent is to reverse field order. Sadly, I've seen presets supplied with supposedly professional encoding apps that do the latter.

I think in this case you'll actually have the best luck with Compressor(3), as it tends to sort through the resizing / cropping maths fairly well.

Also remember that if you're knocking our some SD DVDs of 23.98 material (1080 or Red2k or the like) you don't have to waste your bit budget on stretching it out to 27.97. Let the DVD player do that part (they all do it automatically) and just worry about the native 23.98.

Depending on your setup / tools / workflow, it's sometimes best to do an HD to SD intermediate file first, then send that through the final MPEG-2 / AC3 compression. Episode, for example, can do some pretty nice 480i MPEG-2, but it seems to do better when fed a 486 or 480 source (as opposed to a 1080 or 720). ProCoder does incredible NTSC to PAL, Squeeze does... well... Squeeze pretty much just squeezes.

NB: everything above assumes NTSC.

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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: XDCAM HD 422 50M

 

It is the over and under crank mode of the codec.

Dom Q. Silverio

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 2:17 PM, johnrobmoore <bigfish@pacbell.net> wrote:

> Curious how do you end up with "XDCAM HD 50Mb OCC" as opposed to "the full
> raster HD 50Mb codec? Is this a function of the Camera that is used or is
> it a setting choice effecting the format? Is the half height codec to save
> disc space? Oh I love how much easier life is with all the new digital
> standards. ;-)
>
> --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "pleasecallmebob" <SurferRob@...> wrote:
> >
> > The XDCAM HD 50Mb OCC codec isn't supported with Media Composer. This is
> a half height - 1920x540 - and different from the regular full raster HD
> 50Mb codec. All other XDCAM codecs are supported.
> >
> > The only method to use the codec with Media Composer is to wrap the MXF
> files as QuickTime using the Sony XDCAM Transfer software, install the
> Calibrated XDCAM Codecs and link to the QT via AMA.
> > http://www.calibratedsoftware.com/QXD.asp
> >
> > Bob
> > --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "Nigel Gourley" <avid-l@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi there,
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Yes we have done it quite a lot before without too much trouble. But
> this time tried on several machines and several different software versions
> and all failed.. Only FCp worked. Also tried importing as well as AMA and no
> joy
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > N
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com] On
> Behalf Of John Beck
> > > Sent: 06 January 2011 16:39
> > > To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
> > > Subject: Re: [Avid-L2] XDCAM HD 422 50M
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > We've been using XDCAM 50 and Sony Pro Discs a lot, with 4.x and 5.x.
> > > They can be a little finicky with AMA but overall have been very
> > > reliable. You might want to reinstall the Sony XDCAM software and the
> > > firmware on your PDW-U1 drive. I'm using XDCAM driver V. 2.3.0 and U1
> > > firmware V. 2.450 on a Symphony 5 right now and it's working well.
> > > --J.B.
> > >
> > > Nigel Gourley wrote:
> > > >
> > > > HI there
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > We are importing the above files into avid and we get this avid
> error.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > you-cannot-import-this-file-into-a-bin
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > We can't AMA or import. It also doesn't work in premiere but does in
> FCP.
> > > > They are proper XDCAmHD files from an XDCAM disc shot on a sony
> camera. They
> > > > work in the sony clip browser.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Also it doesn't work in v3.5/4 or 5!
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Internet search says it's an incompatible format, but it isn't . The
> only
> > > > way we could do it was to import into FCP and export as something
> different.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Any Ideas?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > N
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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[Avid-L2] Re: XDCAM HD 422 50M

 

Curious how do you end up with "XDCAM HD 50Mb OCC" as opposed to "the full raster HD 50Mb codec? Is this a function of the Camera that is used or is it a setting choice effecting the format? Is the half height codec to save disc space? Oh I love how much easier life is with all the new digital standards. ;-)

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "pleasecallmebob" <SurferRob@...> wrote:
>
> The XDCAM HD 50Mb OCC codec isn't supported with Media Composer. This is a half height - 1920x540 - and different from the regular full raster HD 50Mb codec. All other XDCAM codecs are supported.
>
> The only method to use the codec with Media Composer is to wrap the MXF files as QuickTime using the Sony XDCAM Transfer software, install the Calibrated XDCAM Codecs and link to the QT via AMA.
> http://www.calibratedsoftware.com/QXD.asp
>
> Bob
> --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "Nigel Gourley" <avid-l@> wrote:
> >
> > Hi there,
> >
> >
> >
> > Yes we have done it quite a lot before without too much trouble. But this time tried on several machines and several different software versions and all failed.. Only FCp worked. Also tried importing as well as AMA and no joy
> >
> >
> >
> > N
> >
> >
> >
> > From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of John Beck
> > Sent: 06 January 2011 16:39
> > To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: Re: [Avid-L2] XDCAM HD 422 50M
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > We've been using XDCAM 50 and Sony Pro Discs a lot, with 4.x and 5.x.
> > They can be a little finicky with AMA but overall have been very
> > reliable. You might want to reinstall the Sony XDCAM software and the
> > firmware on your PDW-U1 drive. I'm using XDCAM driver V. 2.3.0 and U1
> > firmware V. 2.450 on a Symphony 5 right now and it's working well.
> > --J.B.
> >
> > Nigel Gourley wrote:
> > >
> > > HI there
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > We are importing the above files into avid and we get this avid error.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > you-cannot-import-this-file-into-a-bin
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > We can't AMA or import. It also doesn't work in premiere but does in FCP.
> > > They are proper XDCAmHD files from an XDCAM disc shot on a sony camera. They
> > > work in the sony clip browser.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Also it doesn't work in v3.5/4 or 5!
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Internet search says it's an incompatible format, but it isn't . The only
> > > way we could do it was to import into FCP and export as something different.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Any Ideas?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > N
> > >
> > >
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Re: [Avid-L2] Searching for Quality DVDs

 

I have the Meyers tape from years ago. Its on VHS (thats how old). I don't even have a way to play it now ;-)
On Jan 7, 2011, at 8:53 AM, Steve Hullfish wrote:

> I think that's a resizing issue, not an interlace issue. Look for controls that crop off those extra lines instead of trying to mathematically resize 486 to 480.
>
> Also, look into purchasing the Meyers' DVD, "Videosynchrasy" or something like that. It goes into all of this stuff in great detail using very simple, understandable language and examples. It came out several years ago.
>
> Steve Hullfish
> contributor: www.provideocoalition.com
> author: "The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction"
> co-author: "Color Correction for Video: revised edition," "Avid Xpress Pro Editing Workshop" and "Avid XpressDV On the Spot"
> presenter: Class On Demand's "Complete Training for Avid Media Composer" AND "Complete Training for Apple Color"
> www.classondemand.net/media/final-cut-training/color01.aspx
>
> On Jan 7, 2011, at 10:49 AM, Lou Wirth wrote:
>
>> Most of the footage was shot 720p. And my project is 720p. Yes the "interlacing" lines I have come across before when rendering out an Avid 720x486 and going to 720x480. That's when I have seen those lines. Will try the Compressor encode route or Sorenson, I have both. Files look great before compression. That's what is driving me crazy.
>>
>> thanks Steve
>> Lou
>> On Jan 6, 2011, at 8:27 PM, Steve Hullfish wrote:
>>
>>> Don't do the encoding with a DVD program. Do the encoding in Compressor or Squeeze.
>>>
>>> Are you sure that you're seeing interlacing? There's something that can look SIMILAR to that, but actually WORSE, and that's when the resize of the file is done wrong.
>>>
>>> Why use progressive if you shot interlaced? Don't scale in Encore. Check your files compressed files BEFORE you send them to the DVD program. Do they look good before you put them on the DVD? There are a bunch of places your file could be getting screwed up. going from 486 to 480 the wrong way will make weird "lines" in motion. That's not interlacing. That's a resizing issue.
>>>
>>> Steve Hullfish
>>> contributor: www.provideocoalition.com
>>> author: "The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction"
>>> co-author: "Color Correction for Video: revised edition," "Avid Xpress Pro Editing Workshop" and "Avid XpressDV On the Spot"
>>> presenter: Class On Demand's "Complete Training for Avid Media Composer" AND "Complete Training for Apple Color"
>>> www.classondemand.net/media/final-cut-training/color01.aspx
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Jan 6, 2011, at 9:49 PM, Lou Wirth wrote:
>>>
>>>> Maybe its the proverbial "pot at the end of the rainbow" but I am continuously searching to make a quality DVD from a sequence. I am never happy with the outcome. Sometimes the saturation blasts me out of the room, or I see interlace artifacting or just a general fuzz that looks like crap. I am hoping some of you master encoders can help. Part of the problem is getting my head around all the various parameters to deal with. I have access to DVDSP, Encore, AE, FCP and Avid. My Avid sequence is about 18 minutes, shot HD on AVCHD at a mix of frame rates. Edited the sequence at 29.97 at 1280x720p which is the size of most of the video.
>>>>
>>>> I burned two tests today, a QT reverence in Encore (used progressive frame setting, and scaled in Encore) and a Pro Res progressive QT export made in compressor (scaled to 720x480) and encoded in DVDSP. Both DVDs are SD. I will need to make both Blu-Ray and SD versions of this movie eventually. Both of the test DVDs look over-saturated, slightly fuzzy and I see interlace lines on motion shots. I know the SD will look a little fuzzy on the big screen but I am hoping for some improvement. I'm sure everyone has their own technique so I may be opening up a can of worms but: What is the workflow for the best quality final delivery? Should I export from Avid as animation QT and scale in AE, then take that QT to DVDSP? Should I be interlacing? Top or Bottom? Do I follow the standard Avid lower interlace program? Why is the saturation so cranked?
>>>>
>>>> Given the software I have access too, what path should I take Obi Wan?
>>>>
>>>> thanks
>>>> Lou
>>>> Lou Wirth Productions
>>>> 500Tamal Plaza, Suite 522
>>>> Corte Madera, CA 94925
>>>> www.louwirth.com
>>>> 415-924-9411p
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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Re: [Avid-L2] Searching for Quality DVDs

I think that's a resizing issue, not an interlace issue. Look for controls that crop off those extra lines instead of trying to mathematically resize 486 to 480.

Also, look into purchasing the Meyers' DVD, "Videosynchrasy" or something like that. It goes into all of this stuff in great detail using very simple, understandable language and examples. It came out several years ago.

Steve Hullfish
contributor: www.provideocoalition.com
author: "The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction"
co-author: "Color Correction for Video: revised edition," "Avid Xpress Pro Editing Workshop" and "Avid XpressDV On the Spot"
presenter: Class On Demand's "Complete Training for Avid Media Composer" AND "Complete Training for Apple Color"
www.classondemand.net/media/final-cut-training/color01.aspx

On Jan 7, 2011, at 10:49 AM, Lou Wirth wrote:

> Most of the footage was shot 720p. And my project is 720p. Yes the "interlacing" lines I have come across before when rendering out an Avid 720x486 and going to 720x480. That's when I have seen those lines. Will try the Compressor encode route or Sorenson, I have both. Files look great before compression. That's what is driving me crazy.
>
> thanks Steve
> Lou
> On Jan 6, 2011, at 8:27 PM, Steve Hullfish wrote:
>
> > Don't do the encoding with a DVD program. Do the encoding in Compressor or Squeeze.
> >
> > Are you sure that you're seeing interlacing? There's something that can look SIMILAR to that, but actually WORSE, and that's when the resize of the file is done wrong.
> >
> > Why use progressive if you shot interlaced? Don't scale in Encore. Check your files compressed files BEFORE you send them to the DVD program. Do they look good before you put them on the DVD? There are a bunch of places your file could be getting screwed up. going from 486 to 480 the wrong way will make weird "lines" in motion. That's not interlacing. That's a resizing issue.
> >
> > Steve Hullfish
> > contributor: www.provideocoalition.com
> > author: "The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction"
> > co-author: "Color Correction for Video: revised edition," "Avid Xpress Pro Editing Workshop" and "Avid XpressDV On the Spot"
> > presenter: Class On Demand's "Complete Training for Avid Media Composer" AND "Complete Training for Apple Color"
> > www.classondemand.net/media/final-cut-training/color01.aspx
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Jan 6, 2011, at 9:49 PM, Lou Wirth wrote:
> >
> >> Maybe its the proverbial "pot at the end of the rainbow" but I am continuously searching to make a quality DVD from a sequence. I am never happy with the outcome. Sometimes the saturation blasts me out of the room, or I see interlace artifacting or just a general fuzz that looks like crap. I am hoping some of you master encoders can help. Part of the problem is getting my head around all the various parameters to deal with. I have access to DVDSP, Encore, AE, FCP and Avid. My Avid sequence is about 18 minutes, shot HD on AVCHD at a mix of frame rates. Edited the sequence at 29.97 at 1280x720p which is the size of most of the video.
> >>
> >> I burned two tests today, a QT reverence in Encore (used progressive frame setting, and scaled in Encore) and a Pro Res progressive QT export made in compressor (scaled to 720x480) and encoded in DVDSP. Both DVDs are SD. I will need to make both Blu-Ray and SD versions of this movie eventually. Both of the test DVDs look over-saturated, slightly fuzzy and I see interlace lines on motion shots. I know the SD will look a little fuzzy on the big screen but I am hoping for some improvement. I'm sure everyone has their own technique so I may be opening up a can of worms but: What is the workflow for the best quality final delivery? Should I export from Avid as animation QT and scale in AE, then take that QT to DVDSP? Should I be interlacing? Top or Bottom? Do I follow the standard Avid lower interlace program? Why is the saturation so cranked?
> >>
> >> Given the software I have access too, what path should I take Obi Wan?
> >>
> >> thanks
> >> Lou
> >> Lou Wirth Productions
> >> 500Tamal Plaza, Suite 522
> >> Corte Madera, CA 94925
> >> www.louwirth.com
> >> 415-924-9411p
> >>
> >>
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Re: [Avid-L2] Searching for Quality DVDs

 

Most of the footage was shot 720p. And my project is 720p. Yes the "interlacing" lines I have come across before when rendering out an Avid 720x486 and going to 720x480. That's when I have seen those lines. Will try the Compressor encode route or Sorenson, I have both. Files look great before compression. That's what is driving me crazy.

thanks Steve
Lou
On Jan 6, 2011, at 8:27 PM, Steve Hullfish wrote:

> Don't do the encoding with a DVD program. Do the encoding in Compressor or Squeeze.
>
> Are you sure that you're seeing interlacing? There's something that can look SIMILAR to that, but actually WORSE, and that's when the resize of the file is done wrong.
>
> Why use progressive if you shot interlaced? Don't scale in Encore. Check your files compressed files BEFORE you send them to the DVD program. Do they look good before you put them on the DVD? There are a bunch of places your file could be getting screwed up. going from 486 to 480 the wrong way will make weird "lines" in motion. That's not interlacing. That's a resizing issue.
>
> Steve Hullfish
> contributor: www.provideocoalition.com
> author: "The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction"
> co-author: "Color Correction for Video: revised edition," "Avid Xpress Pro Editing Workshop" and "Avid XpressDV On the Spot"
> presenter: Class On Demand's "Complete Training for Avid Media Composer" AND "Complete Training for Apple Color"
> www.classondemand.net/media/final-cut-training/color01.aspx
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Jan 6, 2011, at 9:49 PM, Lou Wirth wrote:
>
>> Maybe its the proverbial "pot at the end of the rainbow" but I am continuously searching to make a quality DVD from a sequence. I am never happy with the outcome. Sometimes the saturation blasts me out of the room, or I see interlace artifacting or just a general fuzz that looks like crap. I am hoping some of you master encoders can help. Part of the problem is getting my head around all the various parameters to deal with. I have access to DVDSP, Encore, AE, FCP and Avid. My Avid sequence is about 18 minutes, shot HD on AVCHD at a mix of frame rates. Edited the sequence at 29.97 at 1280x720p which is the size of most of the video.
>>
>> I burned two tests today, a QT reverence in Encore (used progressive frame setting, and scaled in Encore) and a Pro Res progressive QT export made in compressor (scaled to 720x480) and encoded in DVDSP. Both DVDs are SD. I will need to make both Blu-Ray and SD versions of this movie eventually. Both of the test DVDs look over-saturated, slightly fuzzy and I see interlace lines on motion shots. I know the SD will look a little fuzzy on the big screen but I am hoping for some improvement. I'm sure everyone has their own technique so I may be opening up a can of worms but: What is the workflow for the best quality final delivery? Should I export from Avid as animation QT and scale in AE, then take that QT to DVDSP? Should I be interlacing? Top or Bottom? Do I follow the standard Avid lower interlace program? Why is the saturation so cranked?
>>
>> Given the software I have access too, what path should I take Obi Wan?
>>
>> thanks
>> Lou
>> Lou Wirth Productions
>> 500Tamal Plaza, Suite 522
>> Corte Madera, CA 94925
>> www.louwirth.com
>> 415-924-9411p
>>
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[Avid-L2] GFcam trouble

 

Win XP / MC 5.0.3.7
Got a harddisk with copies of GFpacks, shot in HD 100Mb 50i.
Cam has had the latest patches, and works fine for SD.
However, on these (ama) HD files, i get a lot (read, every 5 clips) of
Consistency Error Check Failure (or something like that)
Making it impossible to play, consolitdate or transcode (what i want to do
since i'm on Adrenaline)

Files seem fine in VLC, although i don't particular trust the drive they
live on. (client has had tons of trouble with drives).

Besides writing my own routine to convert them to something playable,
anything i can do to club Avid into submission?

thx

Bouke

VideoToolShed
van Oldenbarneveltstraat 33
6512 AS NIJMEGEN
The Netherlands
+31 24 3553311
www.videotoolshed.com
For large files:
http://dropbox.yousendit.com/BoukeVahl998172


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[Avid-L2] [job] Online Editor, Hollywood

 

Online Editor (Hollywood)

Reply to: job-3jyyk-2142297710@craigslist.org

A busy Hollywood post production facility is currently seeking an experienced Online Editor with high level of proficiency on the Smoke to edit movie trailers, TV spots and some long-form work. Additional knowledge of Avid based systems is a definite plus. The ideal candidate should have experience in final online, have an eye for color, have some paint/compositing skills and be able to read broadcast specs from a scope. Candidate should have excellent organizational and problem solving skills, and have a solid ability to work well as part of a team.

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RE: [Avid-L2] Re: XDCAM HD 422 50M

 

Marvellous, thanks for this.

N

From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
pleasecallmebob
Sent: 07 January 2011 11:32
To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Avid-L2] Re: XDCAM HD 422 50M

The XDCAM HD 50Mb OCC codec isn't supported with Media Composer. This is a
half height - 1920x540 - and different from the regular full raster HD 50Mb
codec. All other XDCAM codecs are supported.

The only method to use the codec with Media Composer is to wrap the MXF
files as QuickTime using the Sony XDCAM Transfer software, install the
Calibrated XDCAM Codecs and link to the QT via AMA.
http://www.calibratedsoftware.com/QXD.asp

Bob
--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Avid-L2%40yahoogroups.com> , "Nigel
Gourley" <avid-l@...> wrote:
>
> Hi there,
>
>
>
> Yes we have done it quite a lot before without too much trouble. But this
time tried on several machines and several different software versions and
all failed.. Only FCp worked. Also tried importing as well as AMA and no joy
>
>
>
> N
>
>
>
> From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Avid-L2%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Avid-L2%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
Behalf Of John Beck
> Sent: 06 January 2011 16:39
> To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Avid-L2%40yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: Re: [Avid-L2] XDCAM HD 422 50M
>
>
>
>
>
> We've been using XDCAM 50 and Sony Pro Discs a lot, with 4.x and 5.x.
> They can be a little finicky with AMA but overall have been very
> reliable. You might want to reinstall the Sony XDCAM software and the
> firmware on your PDW-U1 drive. I'm using XDCAM driver V. 2.3.0 and U1
> firmware V. 2.450 on a Symphony 5 right now and it's working well.
> --J.B.
>
> Nigel Gourley wrote:
> >
> > HI there
> >
> >
> >
> > We are importing the above files into avid and we get this avid error.
> >
> >
> >
> > you-cannot-import-this-file-into-a-bin
> >
> >
> >
> > We can't AMA or import. It also doesn't work in premiere but does in
FCP.
> > They are proper XDCAmHD files from an XDCAM disc shot on a sony camera.
They
> > work in the sony clip browser.
> >
> >
> >
> > Also it doesn't work in v3.5/4 or 5!
> >
> >
> >
> > Internet search says it's an incompatible format, but it isn't . The
only
> > way we could do it was to import into FCP and export as something
different.
> >
> >
> >
> > Any Ideas?
> >
> >
> >
> > N
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
> > ------------------------------------
> >
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> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> >
> >
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Internal Virus Database is out of date.
> > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
> > Version: 8.5.406 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/3331 - Release Date: 12/22/10
07:34:00
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[Avid-L2] Re: XDCAM HD 422 50M

 

The XDCAM HD 50Mb OCC codec isn't supported with Media Composer. This is a half height - 1920x540 - and different from the regular full raster HD 50Mb codec. All other XDCAM codecs are supported.

The only method to use the codec with Media Composer is to wrap the MXF files as QuickTime using the Sony XDCAM Transfer software, install the Calibrated XDCAM Codecs and link to the QT via AMA.
http://www.calibratedsoftware.com/QXD.asp

Bob
--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, "Nigel Gourley" <avid-l@...> wrote:
>
> Hi there,
>
>
>
> Yes we have done it quite a lot before without too much trouble. But this time tried on several machines and several different software versions and all failed.. Only FCp worked. Also tried importing as well as AMA and no joy
>
>
>
> N
>
>
>
> From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of John Beck
> Sent: 06 January 2011 16:39
> To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [Avid-L2] XDCAM HD 422 50M
>
>
>
>
>
> We've been using XDCAM 50 and Sony Pro Discs a lot, with 4.x and 5.x.
> They can be a little finicky with AMA but overall have been very
> reliable. You might want to reinstall the Sony XDCAM software and the
> firmware on your PDW-U1 drive. I'm using XDCAM driver V. 2.3.0 and U1
> firmware V. 2.450 on a Symphony 5 right now and it's working well.
> --J.B.
>
> Nigel Gourley wrote:
> >
> > HI there
> >
> >
> >
> > We are importing the above files into avid and we get this avid error.
> >
> >
> >
> > you-cannot-import-this-file-into-a-bin
> >
> >
> >
> > We can't AMA or import. It also doesn't work in premiere but does in FCP.
> > They are proper XDCAmHD files from an XDCAM disc shot on a sony camera. They
> > work in the sony clip browser.
> >
> >
> >
> > Also it doesn't work in v3.5/4 or 5!
> >
> >
> >
> > Internet search says it's an incompatible format, but it isn't . The only
> > way we could do it was to import into FCP and export as something different.
> >
> >
> >
> > Any Ideas?
> >
> >
> >
> > N
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
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> >
> >
> >
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> >
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> > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
> > Version: 8.5.406 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/3331 - Release Date: 12/22/10 07:34:00
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