Saturday, March 14, 2015

Re: [Avid-L2] New RED AMA plugin

 

Sadly no. Still get lots of assertion and fatal errors with Dragon footage. AMA has a long way to go. At least this version is seeing more RED colorspaces and gamma metadata.

On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 3:31 PM, Mark Spano <cutandcover@gmail.com> wrote:
I was just gonna say. I've been getting fatal errors and assertions with latest Dragon footage and barely making it through trying to transcode. Hopefully this fixes some of those issues…

On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 3:26 PM, tcurren@aol.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

AMA RED Plugins 1.14.0 will be released today.


  • This plug-in was developed for use with Media Composer 8.3.x


The following Knowledge Base articles will be updated today:


  1. http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/Compatibility/Media-Composer-AMA-Plugin-Compatibility-Chart
  2. http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/download/en394823




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Re: [Avid-L2] File Analysis Software/Hardware and Terminology?

 

John,

I couldn't get your pics to display for some reason, but I have encountered this terminology before.  It's used by the DVS Clipster software. As you have surmised, it is referring to whether footage uses a color space with room for superblack and over white, or if black and white points refer to the full range of the image.  For example, in a 10 bit file, if 64 represents black, and 940 represents white, (head) or 0 represents black and 1024 represents white (full).

Here is a link from their knowledge base (now owned by Rohde & Schawarz).

 
Dave Hogan
Burbank, CA


On Saturday, March 14, 2015 6:38 PM, "John Moore bigfish@pacbell.net [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


 
Got sent these images of a file a friend created and they use the terms "Full" and "Head" that seems to mean RGB and 601/709 levels judging by what they are seeing.  I haven't been in contact with the Post House that did the analysis of the file but I'm wondering what the software/hardware they are using to generate these screen grabs.  Anybody recognize the GUI interface?
 
John Moore
Barking Trout Productions
Studio City, CA
bigfish@pacbell.net


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Got sent these images of a file a friend created and they use the terms "Full" and "Head" that seems to mean RGB and 601/709 levels judging by what they are seeing.  I haven't been in contact with the Post House that did the analysis of the file but I'm wondering what the software/hardware they are using to generate these screen grabs.  Anybody recognize the GUI interface?
 
John Moore
Barking Trout Productions
Studio City, CA
bigfish@pacbell.net

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RE: [Avid-L2] Blu Ray -R disc blanks

 

Depends on what kind of duplicator.

Microboards works well with Taiyo Yuden (JVC), others do not. Usually the mfg will recommend something.

 

Pete O

 

POP Pictures

Orlando

 

From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com]
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Subject: [Avid-L2] Blu Ray -R disc blanks

 

 

L-ers,

I find myself needing to burn some Blu Ray disks for short film festival submissions.

I have already created disc images using Adobe Media Encoder CC & Encore CS6. Just need to burn check disks (with client provided burner), then use the client's duplicater/thermal printer to make copies.

The client will dupiicate and label these on a duplicater with a "thermojet" thermal printer.

Any advice on what blanks to buy? I notice a wide variety of choices & prices on-line.

Thx.

- Rich

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[Avid-L2] Blu Ray -R disc blanks

 

L-ers,

I find myself needing to burn some Blu Ray disks for short film festival submissions.

I have already created disc images using Adobe Media Encoder CC & Encore CS6. Just need to burn check disks (with client provided burner), then use the client's duplicater/thermal printer to make copies.

The client will dupiicate and label these on a duplicater with a "thermojet" thermal printer.

Any advice on what blanks to buy? I notice a wide variety of choices & prices on-line.

Thx.

- Rich

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Friday, March 13, 2015

[Avid-L2] A 3rd way to link - Avid relinking master clips metadata to master clips metadata that link to essence versions: thoughts when "Source File" AMA / File Import used or even tape name

 

Here are some of my thoughts about some tests that I have been doing.

maybe this is helpful information?



 ---> relinking "Master Clip(s)" with populated metadata in a user created custom column as the locking gear for linking video essence with an Avid Bin <---

...if master clips have the same two matching columns (one)"AUX TC2" metadata (usually populated with start timecode metadata) and a custom column like (two)"LINK" (usually populated with original clip file name as the metadata), with the Avid Media Composer relink command, the user can choose those two columns of populated metadata for master clips as the relinking locking gear for metadata to relink to different versions of video essence.

For newer version of Media Composer / Symphony - Relinking master clip metadata to essence control is now possible no matter how the source file/tape was ingested and turned into that Avid Master Clip that lives in an Avid Bin. I have tested millions of links!!!

I love that for some commands Avid has at least 3 different ways to do the same command, just in-case 2 of the ways are currently not functioning, then the 3rd way might come in handy.

(A note, A master clip lives in an Avid Bin. In the Avid Graphic User Interface (GUI) the bin lives in the Project Window. In the Operating System Graphic User Interface the Bin lives on some storage. We can rename bins in the Avid by clicking the name of the bin in the Project Window.)







some extra details about Avid "Master Clips" metadata to (re)link to other "Master Clips" that are pointing to different versions of video essence:

- duration of source file / tape

- frames per second of source file / tape - Avid assigns a timecode metadata frame counting in time for each frame of video (note - this is fascinating metadata by default and where the Avid depending on situations like - format of project / tape source modified / version Media Composer v8.3 clip frame rate definable / format of project when importing AAF from Resolve / etc, the Avid creates the frame count metadata (HD/SD/4K))

- start timecode metadata - start the frame timecode metadata

- Master Clip container linking metadata Name to be used ---> this is where I am using the "LINK" column metadata - if both master clips have this exact metadata populated in the custom column for the master clip, then when using the Avid Relink command the user can choose this custom column metadata for the relink. Like the name of a tape, or the name of a file. Metadata I use as a unique name for my original file on the storage device. With this name at any time I can look at the original file / tape too!!! And that means I can relink if the drives fail and I need to relink to new drives, re-digitize, a digital non-linear random access recovery method, etc...



Media Composer custom column (re)linking tech tip...

sometimes to get this relinking gear, the project needs a refresh of media objects-> after the editing of metadata for master clips, clearing the Avid bin memory found in the project window "info" tab, and then clicking "Clear Bin Memory". Or manually closing all the Avid Media Composer bins and quiting the Avid Application and then restarting the Media Composer Application

and then the relinking command will work

now the art can hopefully take place

 

 

- scott freeman 

 

 

 

scott freeman's art

 

 

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Unbreakable Conform for Avid Symphony & DaVinci Resolve : AVID

 

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Re: [Avid-L2] New RED AMA plugin

 

I was just gonna say. I've been getting fatal errors and assertions with latest Dragon footage and barely making it through trying to transcode. Hopefully this fixes some of those issues…

On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 3:26 PM, tcurren@aol.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

AMA RED Plugins 1.14.0 will be released today.


  • This plug-in was developed for use with Media Composer 8.3.x


The following Knowledge Base articles will be updated today:


  1. http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/Compatibility/Media-Composer-AMA-Plugin-Compatibility-Chart
  2. http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/download/en394823



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[Avid-L2] New RED AMA plugin

 

AMA RED Plugins 1.14.0 will be released today.


  • This plug-in was developed for use with Media Composer 8.3.x


The following Knowledge Base articles will be updated today:


  1. http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/Compatibility/Media-Composer-AMA-Plugin-Compatibility-Chart
  2. http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/download/en394823


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RE: [Avid-L2] OT: Sony PDW-HD1500 xdcam playback advice

 

I poked around on ours, and looked through the manual, and couldn't find any setting or function that would do this. Since someone's going to be manually hitting play each time, you could put 10 second (or whatever) clips of black between each spot so the operator would have time to hit stop before the next spot.

 

Stephen Priest

CNN Atlanta



 

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From: "Andi Meek kwikpasta@hotmail.com [Avid-L2]"
Sent: Mar 13, 2015 2:47 AM
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Subject: RE: [Avid-L2] OT: Sony PDW-HD1500 xdcam playback advice

 

I don't think this is possible.  That machine treats the discs like a VTR would a tape not like a DVD that has been authored.  I think the chapters or markers that are added to the discs just allow you to jump quickly to them rather than allow them to control playback of the disc.  I could be wrong though...

Andi



To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 21:51:23 -0500
Subject: Re: [Avid-L2] OT: Sony PDW-HD1500 xdcam playback advice

 
It's been a while but I think you can create basic play lists using the
clip screens and adding shot / essence marks. There should be a simple
menu item to let the user choose to play one clip at a time or play
sequentially. I don't think such a feature exists. I think there IS a
setting to make multiple buttons act as stop buttons. Maybe Sony likes
the mental image of six people diving at the machine to hit stop at the
end of a clip. --J.B.

Mark Anderson mander5161@aol.com [Avid-L2] wrote:
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> A worker is going to play back from this device. i've included 5
> spots on the disc, i'd like the machine to stop until the operator
> hits play. all are recognized as separate clips, but when you hit
> play, they all run together. i know a little about chapters, but not
> enough to solve what should be an easy problem. I searched manual and
> internets with no success. Any ideas?
>
> Thanks
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> Mark Anderson
> Post Supervisor
> WTTW Chicago
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Re: [Avid-L2] Forscene?

 

Dunno -we flame guys seem to still
Get to fix everything everyone else ignores.


On 13 Mar 2015, at 11:19 pm, 'Tony Quinsee-Jover' tony@hdheaven.co.uk [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

LOL!

 

"loggers" the new lowest rung on the post production ladder!

 

 

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