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  • Mon, Aug 25 2014 6:10 AM

    • dsp_418
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    Importing Sync from Plural Eyes

    I'm confused about the workflow with Plural Eyes.
    Here's what I'm doing:

    Guidelines for working with Media Composer
    [...]
    You have to start out with Media Composer. Otherwise you won’t be able to export.
    Make sure that no editing has been done.

     

    So, I'm basically starting MC with no editing yet.
    Then, from Plural Eyes I'm importing my media files, video and audio, syncing them and trying to Export. I can export to Premiere but the Media Composer option always gives this message:

    To export to Media Composer, you first need to start your project in Media Composer and import into PluralEyes

    That's confusing: what am I supposed to import into PluralEyes? An AAF?
    Has someone used Plural Eyes and MC with success?
    I'm on MC 8.

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  • Mon, Aug 25 2014 6:42 AM In reply to

    • Rinze Schuurman
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    Re: Importing Sync from Plural Eyes

    I have worked with plural eyes 2 and 3.x. Use MC to put all the material to be synced in a sequence, with the audio roughly under the video and cam audio it is to be synced with. Then export as AAF.  Import AAF in Plural eyes and let it do its job, then import the new AAF Plural eyes provides after syncing into the Avid again, offering you the sequence you send synced up.

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  • Mon, Aug 25 2014 7:02 AM In reply to

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    Re: Importing Sync from Plural Eyes

    Thank you Rinze,

     

    I must be doing something wrong when I export the AAF then, because when I try to import it back into Plural Eyes I get this message:

    A file was ignored because it is not a supported type:

    test.aaf

     

    I've tried exporting the AAF with AAF Edit Protocol checked and unchecked, no luck.

    Also I'm linking to the media (not consolidating or copying).

  • Mon, Aug 25 2014 8:14 AM In reply to

    • Rinze Schuurman
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    Re: Importing Sync from Plural Eyes

    linking is the way to go, otherwise you end up with a lot of media and loss of time. What version of Plural Eyes are you running? FYI I'm running 3.3.3 overhere. The material I sync with it is always DNxHD coded at 25 FPS.

     


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  • Mon, Aug 25 2014 8:15 AM In reply to

    • Rinze Schuurman
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    Re: Importing Sync from Plural Eyes

    And here the video


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  • Mon, Aug 25 2014 5:46 PM In reply to

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    Re: Importing Sync from Plural Eyes

    Thank you Rinze,

     

    that's been helpful, confirmed that my export settings were good.

    This way I figured out I was doing something wrong in Plural Eyes, in fact I wasn't importing the AAF the proper way! For some reason I totally missed the "New project from Media Composer", instead I was trying to import adding new files (and of course it wasn't working) :/

  • Mon, Aug 25 2014 9:03 PM In reply to

    • Rinze Schuurman
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    Re: Importing Sync from Plural Eyes

    Glad you worked it out, happy editing

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