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Terry Hahin
Semi lossy codec delivery for AVID
on May 9, 2011 at 9:52:24 am

Hello,
I'm doing a lot of remote work these days. As a result I need to upload my graphic files to ftp. This causes the animation codec to be too large to deliver via ftp.

I have been using Blu Ray quality H264... but after my client imports it into the AVID, the AVID recompresses it and gets massive gamma shifts. The usual result is it is much darker. I also get the usual banding issues that people describe in other posts.

If I was delivering to FCP I would use PRO-RES.

Anyone have any suggestions on a codec simliar that I could for AVID?

Cheers,

Terry Hahin

Designer and Editor
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Walter Soyka
Re: Semi lossy codec delivery for AVID
on May 9, 2011 at 12:26:28 pm

[Terry Hahin] "If I was delivering to FCP I would use PRO-RES. Anyone have any suggestions on a codec simliar that I could for AVID?"

Avid's high-quality, lossy codec is called DNxHD, and is available for download from their website.

That said, check with the editor you are delivering to! He or she will be able to tell you what codec you should be using.

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Erik Lindahl
Re: Semi lossy codec delivery for AVID
on May 9, 2011 at 12:39:31 pm

Later versions of AVID can read ProRes just fine I think. I'd give that a shot if DNxHD isn't a solution.

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Terry Hahin
Re: Semi lossy codec delivery for AVID
on May 10, 2011 at 5:31:31 am

Great thanks guys!

Terry Hahin

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Erik Lindahl
Re: Semi lossy codec delivery for AVID
on May 10, 2011 at 7:19:25 am

Not sure if the old "8-bit only" in Windows is still bugging ProRes (i.e. QT on Windows would read the files as 8-bit video instead for 10-bit or 12-bit). But asaik, ProRes reads fine in AVID from the last few years - even timecode I believe.

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