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Joaco Güiraldes
Can't consolidate Prores HQ
on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:49:34 pm

Hi,
I've been working on an edit on Avid MC 8 on Mac Os X Mavericks using an Apple Prores HQ 1080p file through AMA.
I want to consolidate the file. The project settings match the files specs, and I set media creation to PRORES HQ MXF.

However when I try to consolidate I get the following error:

Some of the items selected for Consolidate contained foreign compression types, which could not be consolidated.
See the console for details.
To Consolidate these clips, please transcode them to a native compression type first.

I checked the console and it says:
The clip TestProresHQ was skipped during the Consolidate operation because it is of a foreign compression type.

Is there anything I'm doing wrong? Or may this be a compatibility error between MC and Mavericks?


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Pat Horridge
Re: Can't consolidate Prores HQ
on Oct 11, 2014 at 8:51:46 am

How was the prores clip created. There are a number of 3rd party prores encoders that make prores "type" files but they cause all sorts of issues.

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John Pale
Re: Can't consolidate Prores HQ
on Oct 11, 2014 at 3:29:09 pm

Open it in Quicktime Player and get info on it.

Several times I have encountered files that were encoded with AAC audio (believe it or not, some programs have that as the default setting!).

Sometimes, the problem is not the video.


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Joaco Güiraldes
Re: Can't consolidate Prores HQ
on Oct 13, 2014 at 8:20:10 pm

Hi,
I'm back at the office and was able to check. Everything looks ok in the quicktime info.



I don't know how it was created. I received it from a post production company. I'll ask them, but it maybe an Avid compatibility issue. I'm working on Mavericks and I've had a few problems already.


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John Pale
Re: Can't consolidate Prores HQ
on Oct 15, 2014 at 12:22:23 am

Looks fine. It should work, based on what I see.

If you want to post the file on dropbox or something, I'd be happy to give it a go and see if it happens on my system,


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Joaco Güiraldes
Re: Can't consolidate Prores HQ
on Oct 17, 2014 at 1:45:10 pm

Thank, I'm talking to the post house to see if they can pinpoint the problem, which is probably my system (I accidentally updated mac os x and alot of stuff has been failing, but I didn't notice the update until today).

At least you've been able to help me confirm that it should work. Thanks everyone.


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James Sapione
Re: Can't consolidate Prores HQ
on Dec 4, 2014 at 5:21:05 pm

Did you find an answer to this? Im having the same issue.

MacBook Pro 2.6ghz i, 8gig ram
Mac OS 10.8.5
Avid MC 7

I have over 2 hrs of a linecut created on a KiPro - ProRes 422. I have ISO footage also recorded this way. Reading older posts everyone suggest to consolidate the prores to give it a MXF wrapper so that Avid can track it better. I'm told ProRes is native to Avid MC7. That i only need to consolidate via AMA. I choose that option and get the error message:

Some of the items selected for Consolidate contained foreign compression types, which could not be consolidated.
See the console for details.
To Consolidate these clips, please transcode them to a native compression type first.


What gives? Anyone have a solution?

Thanks


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Pat Horridge
Re: Can't consolidate Prores HQ
on Dec 4, 2014 at 5:44:08 pm

Could it be the files are a Prores flavour rather than pucker Apple prores? We are seeing a growning number of 3rd party Prores files that look like Prores but are treated by various apps as not real Prores. I normally use FCP to look at them to see what it thinks.

Pat Horridge
Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor
Free online Tutorials at VET digital media academy online http://vimeo.com/channels/752951
VET
Production Editing Digital Media Design DVD
T +44 (0)20 7505 4701 | F +44 (0)20 7505 4800 | E pat@vet.co.uk |
http://www.vet.co.uk | Lux Building 2-4 Hoxton Square London N1 6US


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James Sapione
Re: Can't consolidate Prores HQ
on Dec 4, 2014 at 5:55:47 pm

Hi Pat,
Thanks for quick reply. Appreciate it
This should just be regular ProRes422. The Kipro is well used in the industry. I can't image it being some other type of prores???
I link to the file fine with AMA. The playback is fine too.

Is ProRes native to MC7? Then I should be able to consolidate.

As a work around, if i need to Transcode - what should I transcode to? What would be the fastest Transcode? DNxHD or ProRess 422? This is where im confused. When i open the transcode dialog box i have many options to transcode to..... one of them is ProRes..... but the footage is already recorded as ProRes....why do i need to Transcode then????


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