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Re: Avid Media Composer and sharing media on a SAN

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Dustin Parsons
Re: Avid Media Composer and sharing media on a SAN
on Nov 12, 2011 at 12:06:56 am

[David Parker] "The problem is, like everyone else in post, I are not sure what happens after FCP7, but I am not ready to commit to Avid. However I do need a SAN now, (on FCP7) and so I am looking for the solution that works now, and will work with either Premier or Avid later. The reason I am looking at features first, is, I don't need full blown project sharing, I just need all stations accessing the same media. I am looking for the simplest way to do that (under the KISS principle, as well as for value). Yes I could get an ISIS 5000, and I am perfectly willing to do that, but I suspect it is overkill for what I want, and therefore fails on the value metric."

I'm in the exact same position – FCP7 user that doesn't need project sharing, just access to media files – but I'm looking into transition to Avid so I could potentially need a system that Avid can work with too.

[James McKenna] "The problem with AMA linking is that Avid strongly suggests transcoding. The AMA workflow is fine for basic assembly, but it's likely you won't be happy long-term with the performance of an AMA timeline, regardless of the storage system."

What if I only worked with DVCPRO HD and Apple ProRes files after they had been transcoded/ingested from P2 cards? Or are you saying AMA just doesn't work well at all despite the codec? I feel like if AMA worked well with DVCPRO HD files then I'd be fine setting up any kind of SAN, but I'm probably wrong about this... right?

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