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Caitlin miller
bringing PAL footage into 1080i/59.94 timeline?
on Dec 4, 2012 at 5:19:45 pm

Hi all, I will soon be getting some stock footage which native specs are 625/25. I looked it up and found out it's PAL formatted. Can I do just a simple DNxHD 220 transcode with that? How do I handle that footage?


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John Pale
Re: bringing PAL footage into 1080i/59.94 timeline?
on Dec 4, 2012 at 6:24:01 pm

Create a temporary PAL project.
Import the file into that (or AMA/transcode).

Close the temporary project.

Open the bin from the PAL project from your 1080i59.94 project. Edit your clip into your sequence. Note that it has a Motion Adapter applied,

If you are happy with the quality of the on-the-fly conversion, you are done.

If not, you can promote the Motion Adapter to a Timewarp effect in the Motion Effect Editor, and try the Blended Interpolates or Fluid Frame (long render time) setting.

If your SD Pal footage is not 16:9, you may have to add a reformat effect to it.


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Caitlin miller
Re: bringing PAL footage into 1080i/59.94 timeline?
on Dec 4, 2012 at 10:09:44 pm

thanks!


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Mark Spano
Re: bringing PAL footage into 1080i/59.94 timeline?
on Dec 5, 2012 at 6:35:31 pm

FYI, John's advice is sound, but very OLD practice for Avid MC. Skip the PAL project creating. Here's what I do:

Open your 1080 / 59.94i project.
In an open bin, right-click and choose Link to AMA files…
Point to your 625 / 25 file. This will bring the clip in 'linked'.
In your bin, make sure you can see the Reformat column.
Choose an option for reformat for the clip that best suits your sequence.
Edit.
The clip will have a motion adapter automatically applied, which can be promoted to a Timewarp effect if the motion adapter isn't smooth enough (as John said).

When your sequence is good to go, you'll have to transcode it if you want to export or lay off to tape.



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John Pale
Re: bringing PAL footage into 1080i/59.94 timeline?
on Dec 5, 2012 at 6:44:01 pm

Thanks Mark,

I'm used to working with tape..which won't allow that...but with file based sources that's a cool workflow improvement.


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