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David Jahns
Canon 5D conform from Avid AAF
on Apr 20, 2012 at 1:00:10 am

Hi guys.

Most of my projects have been FCP & ProRes footage, where the XML workflow just simply works.

I have an Avid AAF (link to media, AAF protocol), and a FW hard drive of the raw footage from a Canon 5D.

I don't want to work from the h264 media, so I'm trying to import AAF and create local copy of the media, consolidated. There's a :60, and a :30. No prob, right?

I thought I'd done everything right, but obviously not, as it's taking forever for the PENDING RENDERS. The AAF sequences appear to not have any handles, but the import is going so slow, it MUST be grabbing entire media clips.

Here's my settings:

Link to Files: yes
Consolidate on Import: Yes
Handles = 0 frames

Search & Import = yes
Use Filename, Timecode, FrameRate

Store Local Copy = yes

Hmmm. Just noticed something strange. Some of the h264 camera clips actually have an embedded timecode track, and some don't. Most of the source clips start at 0:00, but a few have real timecode embedded. Not sure what's up with that. Different cameras, maybe?

Is Smoke not able to consolidate on import if there's no real timecode track in the QT?

David Jahns
Joint Editorial
Portland, OR

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