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Lean Hatlapa
Importing Avid codec into Avid
on Apr 26, 2012 at 8:16:51 pm

Hi there,

I am wondering what happens when you import a file with an avid codec into avid. Does it use the codec, or does it repack it. Does it change quality?
For it not to change quality I would have to make sure that the import settings set in MC 5.5 are the same as is present in the files that I want to import, am I correct?

Also it doesn't matter that I converted this handycam footage to the avid codec using Adobe Media converter, does it!?
I did so because Avid obviously wouldn't take the files as they are.


Thanks for any help clearing this up.
Any advice on importing files with avid codec into avid appreciated!


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Juan Salvo
Re: Importing Avid codec into Avid
on Apr 26, 2012 at 9:11:16 pm

If by avid codec you mean DNxHD, then it normally just rewraps it. This is called fast import.

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Lean Hatlapa
Re: Importing Avid codec into Avid
on May 3, 2012 at 2:15:04 pm

Yes, I guess that is what I mean.
Somewhere I read that it says "fast importing" if you get it right. Is that correct for Media Composer version 5.5. or 6?


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Pat Horridge
Re: Importing Avid codec into Avid
on May 4, 2012 at 4:02:53 pm

Normally an import would identify if the file had an avid "native" codec and if so and it didn't match the import settings you had selected it would pop up with a dialogue asking if you wish to ignore your import choices and fast import or import using the settings you'd selected and effectively re-encode (and then ask if you wanted that done for all remianing files or not)
It's often easier to AMA link and then consolidate of course.

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