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Terry Hahin
intermediate semi lossy codec for graphics
on May 9, 2011 at 8:33:26 am

Hello,
I am a motion graphics artist submitting graphic to an editor remotely. As a result I need to upload my graphic files to ftp. This causes the animation codec to be too large to deliver via ftp.

I have been using Blu Ray quality H264 but after my client imports it into the AVID, the AVID recompresses it and gets massive gamma shifts. The usual result is it is much darker.

If I was delivering to FCP I would use PRO-RES.

Anyone have any suggestions on a codec simliar that I could for AVID?

Cheers,

Terry Hahin

Designer and Editor
terryhahin.com


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Michael Hancock
Re: intermediate semi lossy codec for graphics
on May 9, 2011 at 11:21:28 am

PNG or Tiff sequence will work. Or a Quicktime movie in the DNxHD codec. You can download that codec for free from the Avid site. Ask your editor which DNxHD compression they want first though.

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Michael Hancock
Editor


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Job ter Burg
Re: intermediate semi lossy codec for graphics
on May 9, 2011 at 2:31:43 pm

Use DNxHD. It's Avids HD codec. Freely available as a QT codec on http://www.avid.com/codec. Much like ProRes (actually, the other way around), but available for both PC and Mac.


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John Pale
Re: intermediate semi lossy codec for graphics
on May 9, 2011 at 5:18:10 pm

Unlike Pro Res, DNXHD is only for HD though...

If you want SD, you'll have to use Avid Uncompressed, which is still smaller than Animation


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Scott Cumbo
Re: intermediate semi lossy codec for graphics
on May 10, 2011 at 1:05:43 am

Plus the DNX codec will save the editor some time on his import.

Scott Cumbo
Editor
Broadway Video, NYC


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Job ter Burg
Re: intermediate semi lossy codec for graphics
on May 10, 2011 at 7:20:46 am

No need for Uncompressed, you can pick one of the Meridien compression flavors. All of them live in that same Avid codec package, though.


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John Pale
Re: intermediate semi lossy codec for graphics
on May 12, 2011 at 5:34:51 pm

"No need for Uncompressed, you can pick one of the Meridien compression flavors. All of them live in that same Avid codec package, though"

I wouldn't subject my graphics to Meridien Compression, ...but maybe I am just picky. Regular video, sure...but not graphics.


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