Saturday, April 2, 2016

Re: [Avid-L2] Laptop Media Composer for XAVC editing - best configuration and workflow

 

Intra-frame codecs are considerably more compressed than DNx, so yes, the files are smaller. The extra compression is what makes them more painful to edit with.

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On 2 Apr 2016 9:11 p.m., "hartfilms@earthlink.net [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
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Re: [Avid-L2] Laptop Media Composer for XAVC editing - best configuration and workflow

 

P.S. After replying to John's post, I did further Googling and found this:

Sony XAVC codec to Avid Media Composer workflow

 

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Re: [Avid-L2] Laptop Media Composer for XAVC editing - best configuration and workflow

 

Thank you, John. I notice that Sony has a plug-in for its AVCI cameras that is supposed to work with AMA. Problems there? I love DNxHD but I have to convince the people responsible for acquisition to record to DNxHD. Are those files larger than AVC Intra? - Jayasri

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Re: [Avid-L2] Laptop Media Composer for XAVC editing - best configuration and workflow

 

I would not try to cut anything XAVC intra.  I've not seen it perform well on any system, even high end desktops.   I'd transcode to Avid DNX.   Others may feel differently. But that's my experience.

On Saturday, April 2, 2016, hartfilms@earthlink.net [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

I know Avid's official recommendations but would like to hear from freelance editors who have cut long form XAVC Intra on a bare bones PC laptop--HP? Dell? I don't plan to go above a 1080 timeline or do any graphics or grading outside of MC on it. Any pros, cons, caveats including advice about storage and I/O, resellers and system rentals would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

Jayasri Hart

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Friday, April 1, 2016

[Avid-L2] Laptop Media Composer for XAVC editing - best configuration and workflow

 

I know Avid's official recommendations but would like to hear from freelance editors who have cut long form XAVC Intra on a bare bones PC laptop--HP? Dell? I don't plan to go above a 1080 timeline or do any graphics or grading outside of MC on it. Any pros, cons, caveats including advice about storage and I/O, resellers and system rentals would be much appreciated.

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[Avid-L2] Media Composer 8.4.5 vs. 8.5.1 Stability and Compatibility?

 

As we embark on the 4K adventure at work the AEs loaded 8.5.1 onto their stations and ama linked to Panny True 4K material.  They transcoded to DNX36 and multigrouped for offline.  They are offlining with 8.5.1.  As I prepare for the online I'm wondering if I would be better off running 8.4.5 than 8.5.1.  Having not spent any quality time onlining with more than 8.3.1 I'm not current with the bugs I might encounter along the way.  I guess title tool will not work in the projects or does it work for offline if they toggle to an HD project setting?  In the end the title tool won't work in my final 4K project as I understand it.  I've seen posts that the ability of New Blue to open an title tool and upgrade it to New Blue aren't working reliably but I haven't loaded New Blue yet to see how it works.

What are others feelings on an offline done with 8.5.1 going to 8.4.5 for online?  These are very straight forward shows with few effects so at least that part of it will make the virgin cruise into 4K slightly easier but I'm trying to avoid as much stability issues as possible.  This will be on MacPro Tower mid 2010 upgraded to 12 core 3.33GHz with 24 GB of ram and a Nitris DX.  OS 10.9.5.
 
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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: Film Gate Weave Simulation Plug-In?

 

Great - today I needed shake motion!

I tried all three. For my needs, Sappires S_Shake was by far the best (and most customizable).


Am 18.03.2016 um 17:38 schrieb John Heiser jpheiser@gmail.com [Avid-L2]:
BCC Film Damage has a gate weave preset

So does Sapphire S_FilmDamage. The parameter is called Shake - probably the same as S_Shake.

  

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[Avid-L2] OT: NYU vs Chapman undergraduate film programs?

 

This isn't directly about Avid or editing or Turducken, but I think a number of people here may be able to provide some good perspective.

A friend writes:

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My son has narrowed it down to NYU and Chapman film schools.

Financially, he [was offered some generous scholarship $$ to Chapman]. So on that basis, Chapman wins.

He's not what I'd call an auteur, a great creative mind. It's the process of filmmaking I think he really loves.

I feel as though NYU is more prestigious and a likely source of great connections; but that Chapman is the better playground for someone like my son.

Do you have any thoughts or counsel?
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I and my friend (who's a super-sharp guy) get the whole "it's what you make of it" "just go make a film" thing. And all the other concerns. And they can afford NYU...

Would Chapman perhaps be better for someone who may end up more interested in a BTL craft? Is the cool stuff at NYU reserved more for grad/MFA students?

For those of you who may have some first- or close second-hand experience with those two US schools, any insights?

Thanks

Jim

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Re: [Avid-L2] FrameFlex jpegs

 

Good question.  There's not a lot of documentation out there for using linked media/FrameFlex with stills (or even anecdotal reports) but you might want to check a few things and let us know what you find.


1) Does it handle color space correctly? I'm guessing no, but it's probably workable with color correction.
2) What happens if the images get moved or unlinked?  Can they be relinked easily?
3) Is the higher resolution truly maintained on sequence transcodes?  On export? Need to render first?
4) Any weird issues using shared storage? (ISIS, Unity, Terrblock)

I don't know anyone who actually has used it for stills other than playing around.  It seems that now that there is rotation available, it would be a good native solution other than the horror show that is Avid Pan and Zoom.




On Friday, April 1, 2016, Curtis Nichols curtisn@pcsproductions.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

I haven't seen this discussed before. MC 8.5.1.  I'm linking to a bunch of jpegs, and it seems that they work fine with FrameFlex.
So do I no longer need Moving Picture for simple zoom and rotate of photos?

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[Avid-L2] FrameFlex jpegs

 

I haven't seen this discussed before. MC 8.5.1.  I'm linking to a bunch of jpegs, and it seems that they work fine with FrameFlex.
So do I no longer need Moving Picture for simple zoom and rotate of photos?

Curtis Nichols
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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Re: [Avid-L2] Re: avid editors' opinion of adobe premiere?

 



On 2016-03-31 10:02 AM, trevatpc@yahoo.co.uk [Avid-L2] wrote:
 

I'm pretty sure that the metadata is saved with the clip, rather than in the project - so if you are working off shared storage and they are updating scene info on the clips you already have then you'll be seeing the updates 'live'. 


I think it's mix-and-match, actually - some metadata is saved with the clip, and some only exists in the project. 

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Re: [Avid-L2] Re: avid editors' opinion of adobe premiere?

 

I've done the Export as Project and the entire project as a FCP XML with reasonable results. If you select the project window and go to Export, you can do the entire project. Choosing a folder will give the option of Exporting the folder as it's own project. I had to do this while working in a facility that had different versions of Premiere running. Couldn't open the new in the old so I exported the XML of the entire project and created a new project from it in the older version and most everything came over.

I haven't checked that for metadata etc so I can't vouch for what carries over in that regard but folder structure and sequences were fine.

On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 1:02 PM, trevatpc@yahoo.co.uk [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

I'm pretty sure that the metadata is saved with the clip, rather than in the project - so if you are working off shared storage and they are updating scene info on the clips you already have then you'll be seeing the updates 'live'. 


If they are working on duplicate media then you won't get the metadata updates at all (as it isn't stored in your files).

Import options are 'whole project' or 'selected sequences' - there isn't too much folder level sharing (although you can export a folder as a PPro project and then 'import whole project'.

Haven't dealt with this though... others will have more information. Probably the feature film folks who've used PPro would know more about metadata management. 


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