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Dan Shott
23.98 XDCAM Proxy Issue in Media Composer v8.3
on Mar 12, 2015 at 7:55:24 pm

Hi everyone,

We've got a handful of XDCAM discs that crash Avid when we try to consolidate the proxy video/high res audio. They consolidate and transcode fine from the high-res video, it's just the MPEG-4 file on the disk that appears to be the problem. We've already sent a ton of XDCAM discs through this same process without issue in v8.3. The one thing that is different with the other tapes we noticed is that they were all shot at 23.98 instead of 29.97. The same tapes also consolidate fine within Media Composer v6.0.3. Has anyone else run into an issue with 23.98 XDCAM proxies in v8.3?

Thanks,
-Dan

Other possibly relevant info.
All footage is 1920x1080
OS X v 10.9.5 for all systems
Tested on iMacs and Mac Minis with same results
Tested consolidating to both local drives and ISIS workspaces with same results


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Shane Ross
Re: 23.98 XDCAM Proxy Issue in Media Composer v8.3
on Mar 13, 2015 at 2:06:49 am

Don't consolidate them, transcode them. Consolidating is for when you have a matching codec in Avid. XDCAM is a codec in Avid. The Proxies are MPEG-4, and there is no setting for that in Avid, so you need to transcode.

Any reason you are doing that with the proxies, and not just consolidating the full res files? If you want an offline/online workflow, then AMA to access the XDCAM, and then transcode to DNx36...

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Dan Shott
Re: 23.98 XDCAM Proxy Issue in Media Composer v8.3
on Mar 13, 2015 at 3:20:30 am

Hey Shane,

Thanks for the response. We shoot a couple thousand of hours worth of XDCAM footage per show. Multiply that by a couple shows at once and the time and ISIS space we save copying over the small MPEG-4 proxies far out weights the added time of not being able to export cuts same as source. Haven't had any trouble with them in the last couple years up until 23.98 footage in v8.3. Even when we do transcode we go 20:1 or 35:1 as DNx36 is too big.

-Dan


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