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Andy Taplin
Episode not seeing M100 V12 black clips!
on Nov 27, 2007 at 2:23:18 pm

Hi All

Just got V12 up and running on a new MacPro 8 core and the first issue I've come across is that black clips don't seem to be recognized by Episode.

So if you have say a 2 sec black clip at the start of a programe Episode screws up the encode and you get some noise instead of picture. This happens if I export as by-ref or self-contained.

The export plays fine in QuickTime though.

If I use a bit of AFX rendered black the clip encodes normally.

Anyone have any ideas about this before I go to the Telestream forum?

Thanks


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Floh
Re: Episode not seeing M100 V12 black clips!
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on Nov 27, 2007 at 2:27:30 pm

Media 100 does something really clever and totally legal (in terms of QuickTime use): for black clips it uses small 2*2 pixel large clips that get embedded into the by-ref or self-contained exports. This greatly reduces filesize, but unfortunately there are many QuickTime-based apps (including Compressor, see thread below) that don


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greggm
Re: Episode not seeing M100 V12 black clips!
on Nov 27, 2007 at 2:56:52 pm

I have been working on this problem for 2 months on the Telestream side. They couldn't come up with a solution. After I got rid of the Media100 black, the encodes all work! Thanks for the workaround!!


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Andy Taplin
Re: Episode not seeing M100 V12 black clips!
on Nov 27, 2007 at 4:08:24 pm

Thanks Floh

That makes sense - I just tried a blue clip and you can see it as a pinprick in Episode!


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