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mschirad
Motion 2 on an Avid Unity?
on Jan 31, 2006 at 7:05:44 pm

Any reason I wouldn't be able to trade QuickTimes between Avid's on a Unity and a Motion 2.0 workstation? Render times have been brutal on our Avid Newscutters lately, and the same effects that I tested at home on Motion took practically no time at all to render. Sooooooo, I'm hoping to do some of the Avid's heavy lifting, but I just want to make sure media transfer will be fine.

Any Unity users out there with a comment?

mschirad


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Noah Kadner
Re: Motion 2 on an Avid Unity?
on Feb 1, 2006 at 12:57:07 am

Sure- use the proper specs- like frame rate, resolution and compatible codecs- i.e. Animation or uncompressed and you should be ok.

Noah


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mschirad
Re: Motion 2 on an Avid Unity?
on Feb 2, 2006 at 7:37:51 pm

Thank you for responding, Noah.

Any reason not to use, say with our Avid Symphony or Media Composer 12.0, the Avid Meridian codecs at 2:1 (which is what we use mostly)? Or the Avid DV codec for our Newscutter XP's? As a test, I created a Motion 2.0 project and rendered out an AvidDV codec Quicktime, which imported into our Newscutter XP and played back fine, except for some subtle gradient banding. I'm assuming that's a limitation of 8-bit color space/DV's 4:1:1 color compression.

FYI, we're likely to get a Unity ISIS, which will hopefully support OSX clients by the time we get around to ordering it.

mschirad


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Noah Kadner
Re: Motion 2 on an Avid Unity?
on Feb 2, 2006 at 10:14:44 pm

Don't see why not if they are QuickTime codecs it should be fine. You'll may see better quality with the Animation codec or going uncompressed out of Motion.

Noah


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