Saturday, November 28, 2015

Re: [Avid-L2] How to make DVD using Compressor from ProRes422 1080P 23.98 to 4x3 DVD with letterbox?

 

Not in front of a system now, but play with the settings in the Geometry tab.  Letter boxing should be one of the options in the pull down menu there. 

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On Sat, Nov 28, 2015 at 4:35 PM -0800, "tonybreuer@mac.com [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

I have to make a DVD from a 1080P ProRes 422,  23.98 fps to screen on a projector system that only outputs 4x3 so I need a letterbox 4x3 DVD. I keep getting 16x9 with the letterbox stretched.


 I searched for a tutorial to get the proper settings on Compressor 4.0.7 but have had no success.

Larry Jordan has one but it's really old and assumes I am using DVD Studio Pro.


Anybody have any suggestions? Or can give me the settings.


Thanks. 


Tony


2009 MacPro 2.26, 32 gig Ram, Symphony 6.0.4

Compressor 4.0.7

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[Avid-L2] How to make DVD using Compressor from ProRes422 1080P 23.98 to 4x3 DVD with letterbox?

 

I have to make a DVD from a 1080P ProRes 422,  23.98 fps to screen on a projector system that only outputs 4x3 so I need a letterbox 4x3 DVD. I keep getting 16x9 with the letterbox stretched.


 I searched for a tutorial to get the proper settings on Compressor 4.0.7 but have had no success.

Larry Jordan has one but it's really old and assumes I am using DVD Studio Pro.


Anybody have any suggestions? Or can give me the settings.


Thanks. 


Tony


2009 MacPro 2.26, 32 gig Ram, Symphony 6.0.4

Compressor 4.0.7

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

[Avid-L2] Re: Gobble Gobble and Setting Time Base on DPX Sequence

 

It is nowhere near like importing tiff sequences.  Tiff sequences have no metadata to indicate frame rate, so when you import them, each tiff frame equals 1 frame of the rate your project is in when you import it (as you describe).  Also, Tiff and Targa frames are usually 16 bit, and take a considerable time to import.

I have never done "import" of DPX frames, but I believe, since there is frame rate metadata, that AVID would muck with the frames just the way it does when you import a non project frame rate QuickTime.  Frame dropping or doubling, no consistent cadence or blending, etc.  Personally, I only do imports of even QuickTime files as a last resort.  AMA Linking and transcoding is so much faster, and allows me to review the color space prior to transcode.

When I am called upon to deal with DPX frames I take them in via AMA~Avid Image Sequencer (.dpx).  One advantage here is that if the drive they are on is fast enough you can actually play them back in real time without importing.  As anyone who has dealt with importing TIFF or TARGA sequences...they take forever.  Even if your media where the DPX frames reside isn't fast enough for playback, you can still view the clip, adjust it's color space, size/cropping (frameflex) and frame rate all in source settings and then transcode.  The transcode is much faster than imports (other than fast imports where the source file is a native AVID codec).  My experience is that transcodes are about 8 to 10 times faster than quicktime imports. I haven't done exact tests with tiff or targa sequences, but since they are even slower, I am sure the speed is even greater than 10 times faster to AMA link and transcode.  I wish I could AMA link TIFF and TARGA sequences.

One caveat...When AMA linking to DPX frames, if they are located on very slow media (over a busy ethernet share for example) you may have problems with the AMA link, and it can fail.  Solution is to copy the frames to faster local storage or a solid high speed SAN or NAS.  This storage doesn't need to be fast enough for playback to do the AMA link and transcode.

Dave Hogan
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[Avid-L2] Re: Gobble Gobble and Setting Time Base on DPX Sequence

 

Does this mean that a DPX sequence doesn't act like a typical targa sequence etc...?  I've taken graphics that were a different frame rate and made targe or tiff sequences of them and then imported into Avid with the detect sequential frames box checked and those come in frame for frame on their own.  Is importing a DPX sequence more like importing a QT where Avid does what it needs to to maintain proper running time.

I haven't dealt with much DPX in my Avid workflows.  Usually it's been an intermediate step in converting Codex special media to DPX to then use Resolve to get it into an Avid friendly codec.  This was before Avid had some DPX support IIRC.



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DPX frames usually do have metadata burned into them to indicate the appropriate frame rate.  Having said that there is an easy work around to what ever setting that is.

Since MC v8.3 and newer can AMA link to DPX sequences you can AMA link to your frames, go into Source Settings and adjust the frame rate to reflect the clips rate or the project rate.  If you use the project rate it will then do the same as if you were importing a quicktime with "IgnoreQTrate True".

The thing to watch out for is that you cannot re-link subsequently to those frames.  So if it is an offline, you have to deal with it in online.  If you are at the finishing stage, just do it at the full res needed and don't be concerned.

Dave Hogan
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[Avid-L2] Re: Gobble Gobble and Setting Time Base on DPX Sequence

 

DPX frames usually do have metadata burned into them to indicate the appropriate frame rate.  Having said that there is an easy work around to what ever setting that is.

Since MC v8.3 and newer can AMA link to DPX sequences you can AMA link to your frames, go into Source Settings and adjust the frame rate to reflect the clips rate or the project rate.  If you use the project rate it will then do the same as if you were importing a quicktime with "IgnoreQTrate True".

The thing to watch out for is that you cannot re-link subsequently to those frames.  So if it is an offline, you have to deal with it in online.  If you are at the finishing stage, just do it at the full res needed and don't be concerned.

Dave Hogan
Burbank, CA

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[Avid-L2] Gobble Gobble and Setting Time Base on DPX Sequence

 

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone and is there a way to set the time base on an import of a DPX sequence into Media Composer?

I have a short DPX sequence I was sent that I need to bring in to MC 8.4 in a 23.98 project. This sequence can have whatever running time it ends up being, as long as it plays back at 23.98. Am I overthinking this? Is there something I should do specifically to tag this import as 23.98 so that it makes a chunk of MXF media correctly headed to play nicely at 23.98?

Thanks, and remember; If you can still see the slice of pumpkin pie, you aren't using enough Cool Whip.

DD

David Dodson
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[Avid-L2] Re: OT: Thanksgiving: TURDUCKEN is SO last year!!!!

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/26/dining/forget-turducken-its-piecaken-time.html?ref=dining

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[Avid-L2] Re: OT: Thanksgiving

 

I thought eating too much Turkey was the idea ;-)

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

[Avid-L2] Re: OT: Thanksgiving

 

Thanks everyone and Happy Thanksgiving to you all..... even those that don't celebrate.  I give thanks for everyone on this list and other forums and social media sites I frequent.  I also give thanks for my health and my job, which while it might seem daunting at time - I LOVE IT.


Be safe and don't eat to much turkey.

Marianna 

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RE: [Avid-L2] FS Artist Color

 

If the Slate is the middle priced surface they showed at NAB that was around 10K IIRC.  It's too bad in this day and age that is viewed as too much.  I have an Artist Color but I realize if I really was hammering on color correction day in and day a full tilt panel would pay for itself in time saved and better efficiency overall.  The bean counters never take that into consideration as they only look at how much some things cost not how much they save in the long run.  Just hurdle in the race to the bottom.



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We tested it with the Filmlight Baselight plugin and it was surprisingly responsive.

The Filmlight Slate is what you want, really, but it's not a bad budget option.

Rupert Watson
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www.root6.com

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Subject: Re: [Avid-L2] FS Artist Color

My artist color is pretty useless even in resolve. Maybe needs a firmware update?
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Indeed; with the Baselight plugin and the Artist Color panel it is quite the budget grading suite in Media Composer.

Rupert Watson
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No. Still virtually useless with Symphony. Works fine with Resolve and Baselight though.

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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: OT: Thanksgiving

 

yes!

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On Nov 25, 2015, at 5:46 PM, tonybreuer@mac.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

ESPECIALLY Marianna. 

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[Avid-L2] Re: OT: Thanksgiving

 

ESPECIALLY Marianna. 

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RE: [Avid-L2] FS Artist Color

 

We tested it with the Filmlight Baselight plugin and it was surprisingly responsive.

The Filmlight Slate is what you want, really, but it's not a bad budget option.

Rupert Watson
+44 7787 554801
www.root6.com

From: Greg Huson [mailto:greg@secrethq.com]
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My artist color is pretty useless even in resolve. Maybe needs a firmware update?
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On Nov 25, 2015, at 12:53, Rupert Watson rupert@root6.com<mailto:rupert@root6.com> [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>> wrote:


Indeed; with the Baselight plugin and the Artist Color panel it is quite the budget grading suite in Media Composer.

Rupert Watson
+44 7787 554801
www.root6.com<http://www.root6.com>

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No. Still virtually useless with Symphony. Works fine with Resolve and Baselight though.

---In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>, <bigfish@...> wrote :
"I thought there was some improvement to the panel's response when Ver. 7 came out."


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Re: [Avid-L2] FS Artist Color

 

My artist color is pretty useless even in resolve.    Maybe needs a firmware update?

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On Nov 25, 2015, at 12:53, Rupert Watson rupert@root6.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Indeed; with the Baselight plugin and the Artist Color panel it is quite the budget grading suite in Media Composer.

Rupert Watson
+44 7787 554801
www.root6.com

From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com]
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No. Still virtually useless with Symphony. Works fine with Resolve and Baselight though.

---In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, <bigfish@...> wrote :
"I thought there was some improvement to the panel's response when Ver. 7 came out."


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