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david grantham
Transcoding for MC via Premiere Pro
on Nov 29, 2016 at 7:06:11 pm

My little B camera is a sony nex-6, and it creates spanned clips MC can't deal with. (AVID tech support haven't been able to resolve it.)
So I am loading into an old installation of Premiere Pro to transcode, but Premiere's DNxHD settings are acting up. The quicktime exporter won't register 1080p/23.976 - which is my project's format - and gives me 1080i/29.97 instead. I imagine that if I go for this time-consuming fps translation back and forth, it will degrade the image, but maybe it's the simplest thing to do.
Any suggested work-arounds welcome.

System Specs: MC 6.5.4
HP Z400, 6GB, Nvida Quadro 2000,ATTO express SAS R680 RAID Adapter, Atto Media00 SCSI Disk Device, Matrox MXO2 Mini; HPZR2240w & HPZR2440w


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Shane Ross
Re: Transcoding for MC via Premiere Pro
on Nov 29, 2016 at 7:17:05 pm

Try Resolve. Download it (it's free) and use it to convert the footage directly to the Avid media format.

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david grantham
Re: Transcoding for MC via Premiere Pro
on Nov 29, 2016 at 7:26:03 pm

I might try that Shane if I have to, but it's a hassle. Resolve and MC will not run with the same display card driver on my AVID-configured workstation. Switching between them requires changing the driver back and forth. (I grade with Baselight as a plug-in.) I am hoping for another solution.

System Specs: MC 6.5.4
HP Z400, 6GB, Nvida Quadro 2000,ATTO express SAS R680 RAID Adapter, Atto Media00 SCSI Disk Device, Matrox MXO2 Mini; HPZR2240w & HPZR2440w


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Pat Horridge
Re: Transcoding for MC via Premiere Pro
on Nov 30, 2016 at 9:16:02 am

MC 6.5 is an old version. Is it worth upgrading if a newer version gives support?
Orherwise you are jumping through lots of inage degrading hoops.

Pat Horridge
Broadcast & Post Consultant, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor
Free online Tutorials at VET digital media academy online http://vimeo.com/channels/752951
pat@vet.co.uk



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david grantham
Re: Transcoding for MC via Premiere Pro
on Nov 30, 2016 at 4:16:51 pm

"Is it worth upgrading if a newer version gives support?"

Thanks Pat, but that's a big "if": The issue wasn't on AVID support's radar until I brought it up and it took them quite a while to come to terms with it. The little mirrorless Sony NEX6 is a consumer grade camera with an apparently idiosyncratic spanning protocol I doubt they'd work to accommodate. Moreover, the upgrade would require a new computer. (As would - disappointingly - any upgrade past the 6.0 which came with this computer from AVID.) And I don't like to upgrade in the middle of a project.

System Specs: MC 6.5.4
HP Z400, 6GB, Nvida Quadro 2000,ATTO express SAS R680 RAID Adapter, Atto Media00 SCSI Disk Device, Matrox MXO2 Mini; HPZR2240w & HPZR2440w


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Pat Horridge
Re: Transcoding for MC via Premiere Pro
on Nov 30, 2016 at 6:42:14 pm

If you can get a copy of a spanned media aet to me I could test on v8.6

Pat Horridge
Broadcast & Post Consultant, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor
Free online Tutorials at VET digital media academy online http://vimeo.com/channels/752951
pat@vet.co.uk



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david grantham
Re: Transcoding for MC via Premiere Pro
on Nov 30, 2016 at 7:21:03 pm

That is kind thanks, Pat, but even if 8.6 works, I couldn't take advantage of that without upgrading to a point where I would be retiring this little camera from this purpose anyway.

System Specs: MC 6.5.4
HP Z400, 6GB, Nvida Quadro 2000,ATTO express SAS R680 RAID Adapter, Atto Media00 SCSI Disk Device, Matrox MXO2 Mini; HPZR2240w & HPZR2440w


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