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Eric Mc GuireAutomatic Duck crashes (MC6 to AE5.5)
by on Mar 15, 2012 at 3:47:56 pm

Hi,
I am having problems importing my AAF from Avid Media Composer 6 into After effects 5.5. I have the latest version of Automatic Duck but it keeps crashing After Effects whenever I import my AAF.


I play with all the settings in MC6 and AE, but as far as I can go automatic duck loads at best empty files. Does it work with the new DNxHD 444 350 X MXF from AVID?

Any other idea?

Cheers Im in win 7 64 bit


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Dave LaRondeRe: Automatic Duck crashes (MC6 to AE5.5)
by on Mar 15, 2012 at 4:29:41 pm

Empty files, huh? I'll assume you're aware that you can only use The Duck when you run AE and MC on the same machine.

Which makes this even more of a head-scratcher.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Eric Mc GuireRe: Automatic Duck crashes (MC6 to AE5.5)
by on Mar 15, 2012 at 4:39:37 pm

Several seconds passed before you reply Dave. Hahaha.. I have found that automatic Duck does not work with the "DNxHD 444 350 X MXF" nor the "1:1 10b RGB MXF" formats that you can mixdown in AVID.

But you can buy this compatibility I think
http://www.calibratedsoftware.com/store/WindowsIndividualStore.asp

I don't understand why I can't mixdown in DNXHD 175x in MC6 as I did in MC5.5, not sur if I am missing some codecs or if they removed this option from MC6. It would allow me to send my files in AE5.5

Thanks a lot Dave for the quick awnser, I always appreciate your infos on this forum.

Eric


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Dave LaRondeRe: Automatic Duck crashes (MC6 to AE5.5)
by on Mar 15, 2012 at 6:02:23 pm

I'd ask about that quirk on the Avid forum. You can't be the first person who has encountered this, and there may be an easy fix.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Eric Mc GuireRe: Automatic Duck crashes (MC6 to AE5.5)
by on Mar 15, 2012 at 7:30:44 pm

Ahh.. I was working in the "wrong" Colorspace.

RGB 709 space allows you to render/transcode/mixdown in RGB formats:
- DNxHD 444 350 x
- 1:1 10b RGB MXF

YCbCr 709 allows you to render/transcode/mixdown in video formats (rec 709):
- AVC Intra
- DNxHD
- XDCAM, VC1, 1:1 10b MXF

I usually work in RGB space in MC6.

Working in YCbCr 709 is needed to import your AAF in After Effects with Automatic Duck!

That being said, it might be a different story on a mac.

Cheers


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