Saturday, October 15, 2011

[Avid-L2] Squeeze locks up

 

Ok -

I got my EX 3 workflow down. Edit, video mixdown, export reference
file, compress in Squeeze.

Having a major problem with Squeeze though. One file it just refuses to
compress. It's a 45 minute long presentation and when Squeeze gets
within 3 minutes of the end of the compression, processor usage goes
almost to nothing, and it just sits there. Compression is 2 or 3 hours
so it's a major pain when this happens. Everything else compressed just
fine. I can let it go, and it just sits there indefinitely between 2
and 3 minutes left.

Anyone have any ideas on that one?

Mark

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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: MC5, Quicktime Export Fails - Error Cod -2034

 

I had multiple cards, so I couldn't do AMA. I did an MXF conversion and
imported the footage.

It did work after I did the video mix down - but I thought that doing
the transcode to DNxHD, it wouldn't be necessary. It's actually the
other way around. Doing the mixdown makes the transcode unnecessary.

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On 10/15/11 4:37 PM, Brian Eikenberry wrote:
>
> There are a couple things you can try. Export your quicktime using
> marks and make sure your out point is not on the last frame of the
> timeline. I usually add 5-10 seconds of black at the end of my
> sequence and put my outpoint somewhere in there. That might fix it if
> your export is failing after 90%. The other thing to try is to create
> a video mixdown of all your video tracks and remove the other video
> after that's complete. Just make sure you duplicate your sequence in
> case you have have to go back and make changes.
>
> --- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Avid-L2%40yahoogroups.com>,
> Mark Myers <MarkM@...> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Brand new Imac. OS 10.6.8
> > MC 5
> > XDCam EX footage
> > Just checked, and realized that Quicktime player is at version 10,
> which
> > could be a problem. I'm seeing that I should be on 7.6.6
> >
> > Edited about a 45 minute sequence. Need to export for upload to YouTube.
> >
> > Overnight the transcode to DNxHD145 failed. Attempt to export a QT
> > Reference from that sequence fails with an "unable to export MPEG
> media"
> > error - which is familiar, and obviously means something didn't
> > transcode correctly. Not a surprise given the error.
> >
> > Today I tried to just export an H.264 Quicktime directly, and it also
> > failed with an error of "Exception: Movie export from procedures
> > FAILED!, errcode -2034"
> >
> > I can't find that one anywhere. Anyone seen that before, and have any
> > idea what it might mean?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Mark
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> > SR Film & Video Productions
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[Avid-L2] Re: MC5, Quicktime Export Fails - Error Cod -2034

 

There are a couple things you can try. Export your quicktime using marks and make sure your out point is not on the last frame of the timeline. I usually add 5-10 seconds of black at the end of my sequence and put my outpoint somewhere in there. That might fix it if your export is failing after 90%. The other thing to try is to create a video mixdown of all your video tracks and remove the other video after that's complete. Just make sure you duplicate your sequence in case you have have to go back and make changes.

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, Mark Myers <MarkM@...> wrote:
>
>
> Brand new Imac. OS 10.6.8
> MC 5
> XDCam EX footage
> Just checked, and realized that Quicktime player is at version 10, which
> could be a problem. I'm seeing that I should be on 7.6.6
>
> Edited about a 45 minute sequence. Need to export for upload to YouTube.
>
> Overnight the transcode to DNxHD145 failed. Attempt to export a QT
> Reference from that sequence fails with an "unable to export MPEG media"
> error - which is familiar, and obviously means something didn't
> transcode correctly. Not a surprise given the error.
>
> Today I tried to just export an H.264 Quicktime directly, and it also
> failed with an error of "Exception: Movie export from procedures
> FAILED!, errcode -2034"
>
> I can't find that one anywhere. Anyone seen that before, and have any
> idea what it might mean?
>
> Thanks!
> Mark
>
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Owner, Director
> SR Film & Video Productions
> 195 W Broad St
> Salunga PA 17538
> 717-393-5333 ex 142
> www.SR-Pro.com <http://www.sr-pro.com>
>
> Follow us on Facebook
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>
>
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[Avid-L2] Re: MC5, Quicktime Export Fails - Error Cod -2034

 

Mark, I haven't seen the error before - perhaps Marianna's cohorts will recognize it, but I can say I've cut a whole bunch of EX3 material, including an entire webseries that had to be uploaded.

I cut almost all of it as AMA and only transcoded on export (sounds like you're doing the same thing) but I don't understand the mpeg problem - is it all and only EX3 footage, or did you import something
else that's mpeg based?

Avid won't export AMA as Same as Source, but it should export to custom settings - again, sounds like you set it at -145, so I'm
wondering what else is in the timeline? - paul

--- In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, Mark Myers <MarkM@...> wrote:
>
>
> Brand new Imac. OS 10.6.8
> MC 5
> XDCam EX footage
> Just checked, and realized that Quicktime player is at version 10, which
> could be a problem. I'm seeing that I should be on 7.6.6
>
> Edited about a 45 minute sequence. Need to export for upload to YouTube.
>
> Overnight the transcode to DNxHD145 failed. Attempt to export a QT
> Reference from that sequence fails with an "unable to export MPEG media"
> error - which is familiar, and obviously means something didn't
> transcode correctly. Not a surprise given the error.
>
> Today I tried to just export an H.264 Quicktime directly, and it also
> failed with an error of "Exception: Movie export from procedures
> FAILED!, errcode -2034"
>
> I can't find that one anywhere. Anyone seen that before, and have any
> idea what it might mean?
>
> Thanks!
> Mark
>
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Owner, Director
> SR Film & Video Productions
> 195 W Broad St
> Salunga PA 17538
> 717-393-5333 ex 142
> www.SR-Pro.com <http://www.sr-pro.com>
>
> Follow us on Facebook
> <http://www.facebook.com/pages/Salunga-PA/SR-Film-Video-Productions/132001820445>
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> Twitter <http://twitter.com/SRProductions>
>
>
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Re: [Avid-L2] AMA woes.

 

Try this:

Download, install and launch the Sony Clip Browser software. Point to
the folders that AMA cannot see.

Sometimes, Clip Browser will re-index the folder and rewrite the
necessary .xml files. The folders *should* have a little EX icon, if
Clip Browser sees them as valid. Once you've done that, try AMA again.

That process has worked for me.

On 10/14/11, Steve <steve.cuts@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Operator error to be sure, but this still presents me with only face plants
> of frustration.
>
> The Goal: Import media from Sony EX camera media copied to external drive.
> The Mission: Transcode to DNX145 as fast as humanly possible. (A.M.A. Is not
> for long form)
> The Target: Three folders inside a folder on an external eSata drive.
> The Method: File/Link to AMA volume.
> The Results: Only one folder imports A.M.A. Clips.
>
> Why only one of the three? Human error to be sure. I have the latest plugins
> or none of the clips would import, but why only one of the three?
>
> Thoughts?
>
> SMA
>
> P.S. My thanks to all.
>
>

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RE: [Avid-L2] XDCAM EX 35mbts

 

Does the other footage play @ 29.97?

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From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Alan Miller
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2011 2:31 PM
To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Avid-L2] XDCAM EX 35mbts

Yes. I have to mention that other EX footage is fine. It's only from the F3.
Alan

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To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Avid-L2%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2011 5:08 PM
Subject: RE: [Avid-L2] XDCAM EX 35mbts

Did you make sure you have the Avid qualified Sony Drivers?

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From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Avid-L2%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Avid-L2%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
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Sent: Friday, October 14, 2011 7:38 AM
To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Avid-L2%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Avid-L2] XDCAM EX 35mbts

I have a 1080i/59.94 project. Most of the footage is XDCAM 50 footage shot
at
1080p/29.97. No problem, it plays fine. However, XDCAM 35 29.97 won't play
without
showing a black screen. If I park on the footage I see the picture but when
I play it the
screen goes black.
If I change the format to 1080p/29.97 it plays fine.
Any ideas why this happens or how to fix it(other than consolidating or
transcoding all the footage.)
Alan

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Re: [Avid-L2] XDCAM EX 35mbts

 

Yes. I have to mention that other EX footage is fine. It's only from the F3.
Alan

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________________________________
From: Dave Spraker <avid@spraker.tv>
To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2011 5:08 PM
Subject: RE: [Avid-L2] XDCAM EX 35mbts

Did you make sure you have the Avid qualified Sony Drivers?

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From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Alan Miller
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2011 7:38 AM
To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Avid-L2] XDCAM EX 35mbts

 

I have a 1080i/59.94 project. Most of the footage is XDCAM 50 footage shot
at
1080p/29.97. No problem, it plays fine. However, XDCAM 35 29.97 won't play
without
showing a black screen. If I park on the footage I see the picture but when
I play it the
screen goes black.
If I change the format to 1080p/29.97 it plays fine.
Any ideas why this happens or how to fix it(other than consolidating or
transcoding all the footage.)
Alan

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CBS News

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[Avid-L2] AMA woes.

 

Operator error to be sure, but this still presents me with only face plants of frustration.

The Goal: Import media from Sony EX camera media copied to external drive.
The Mission: Transcode to DNX145 as fast as humanly possible. (A.M.A. Is not for long form)
The Target: Three folders inside a folder on an external eSata drive.
The Method: File/Link to AMA volume.
The Results: Only one folder imports A.M.A. Clips.

Why only one of the three? Human error to be sure. I have the latest plugins or none of the clips would import, but why only one of the three?

Thoughts?

SMA

P.S. My thanks to all.

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RE: [Avid-L2] XDCAM EX 35mbts

 

Did you make sure you have the Avid qualified Sony Drivers?

Dave Spraker

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From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Alan Miller
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2011 7:38 AM
To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Avid-L2] XDCAM EX 35mbts

I have a 1080i/59.94 project. Most of the footage is XDCAM 50 footage shot
at
1080p/29.97. No problem, it plays fine. However, XDCAM 35 29.97 won't play
without
showing a black screen. If I park on the footage I see the picture but when
I play it the
screen goes black.
If I change the format to 1080p/29.97 it plays fine.
Any ideas why this happens or how to fix it(other than consolidating or
transcoding all the footage.)
Alan

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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: XDCAM EX 35mbts

 

We are seeing this on 3 different systems from two different cameramen.
Why would it play 29.97 but not 59.94? Is there a new codec that has been
released by Sony for the F3?
Alan

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From: oliverpetersvidy <oliverpeters@oliverpeters.com>
To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2011 4:58 PM
Subject: [Avid-L2] Re: XDCAM EX 35mbts

Alan,

I have no idea why this is happening or what the solution is, but Xdcam at 35Mbps is a VBR codec (as is Xdcam at 18Mbps). The 25Mbps setting is CBR, like HDV. Maybe the 50Mbps is also CBR and there's an issue in combining the two codec compression schemes. Just a thought.

- Oliver

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[Avid-L2] Re: XDCAM EX 35mbts

 

Alan,

I have no idea why this is happening or what the solution is, but Xdcam at 35Mbps is a VBR codec (as is Xdcam at 18Mbps). The 25Mbps setting is CBR, like HDV. Maybe the 50Mbps is also CBR and there's an issue in combining the two codec compression schemes. Just a thought.

- Oliver

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[Avid-L2] Re: OT (semi): Rates for Broadcast jobs vs Non-broadcast/corporate jobs

 


Thanks for the feedback. I'm generally getting the same responses form a lot of different sources. I appreciate the response. It gives me something to bargain with.

Tony

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>
> What Steve said. I totally agree. Broadcast vs. corporate doesn't make a bit
> of difference.
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