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  • Wed, Sep 10 2014 11:48 PM

    Import Live Video into Avid

    How do I import Live Video into Avid Media Composer 8? I want to record, and have live streaming video coming in on Avid 8. I can't seem to figure out how to do it. Every import video tutorial seems to have importing video from tapes. I have a digital camera that I want to record and stream video live into Avid 8.

    I have a iMac 27 inch. 

    I don't have Firewire on this Computer.

    This computer has 

    • Headphone
    • SDXC card slot
    • Four USB 3 ports (compatible with USB 2)
    • Two Thunderbolt ports
      • Mini DisplayPort output
      • Support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI
        (adapters sold separately)
    • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
    • Kensington lock slot Nothing seems to import by using the Two Thunderbolt ports with an adapter supporting DVI, DisplayPort, and HDMI, I am plugging into that from to HDMI.
  • Thu, Sep 11 2014 5:40 AM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: Import Live Video into Avid

    I use my Matrox boxes for this, you might need one with thunderbolt connection.

     

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  • Thu, Sep 11 2014 6:07 AM In reply to

    Re: Import Live Video into Avid

    With the right I/O you open the capture tool. deselect deck control deselect timecode.

    Enter a manual tape name in the bottom LH window (call it live capture)

    Seelct the required tracks and hit record.

    However you will only be able to record for the maximum duration set in your capture setting (defaults to 90 mins I think)

     

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  • Thu, Sep 11 2014 6:29 AM In reply to

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    Re: Import Live Video into Avid

    Also to be worth mentioning here is that, if you have a good cam , maybe also with SDI out if the capture unit supports SDI otherwise HDMI works well, and fast drives you can get great results here not needing to think about the cams own encoding.

    I have done successful live captures to Avid 1 : 1 x ( so ten bits uncompressed Hd ) from a FS 700 using both the HDMI and the SDI connection, quality is superb.

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  • Thu, Sep 11 2014 12:48 PM In reply to

    • Pheral
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    Re: Import Live Video into Avid

    Pat Horridge:

    With the right I/O you open the capture tool. deselect deck control deselect timecode.

    Enter a manual tape name in the bottom LH window (call it live capture)

    Seelct the required tracks and hit record.

    However you will only be able to record for the maximum duration set in your capture setting (defaults to 90 mins I think)

    I regularly record live government meetings using this method, with video coming in via SDI and a Kona LHi card.  I've recorded meetings that were 4+ hours long without issue (though we also have tape backup) and am apparently only limited by how much media storage we have.  The button you want to hit on the Capture tool is 'Toggle Source', which in my case has the system use the workstation's clock time as the timecode.  I created a 'tape' called Direct Feed for these live captures.

    One note: we use MC v6.5 on the system that does this.  MC v7 never seemed to be stable enough to record for so long without throwing up errors and aborting the capture.

     

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  • Sat, Sep 13 2014 10:08 PM In reply to

    Re: Import Live Video into Avid

    Robert Perrett:

    Every import video tutorial seems to have importing video from tapes.

    Importing is a file-based terminology. As in, you have a file that is imported into the program. What you want is capturing. For capturing you need a breakout box of some kind that you connect your camera to.

    Not quite what your looking for, but many people now use a device such as the PIX240 to capture the event into a file that they can then AMA into Avid. If you ask me, it's a little better scenario because it does not require an Avid setup to be lugged to the site. Less risk of dropped frames during capture and the PIX devices can be mounted to the cameras independently allowing you to move about and not be hard wired to the Avid during the event. 

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  • Thu, Jul 19 2018 8:51 AM In reply to

    Re: Import Live Video into Avid

    So it looks like I will not be able to use my simple JVC Everio cam to just hook up to my PC with HDMI cable and capture live video into Media Composer with out some kind of breakout or I/O devise...

    Very limited to purchasing more than I thought I would need...

     

    Cheers

     

     

  • Thu, Aug 2 2018 2:21 PM In reply to

    • Mark
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    Re: Import Live Video into Avid

    Can MC still capture a live feed through a IEEE 1394 port?  It did in versions past. 

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  • Thu, Aug 2 2018 3:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: Import Live Video into Avid

    Firewire capture is still available in MC, up to 720p, the option to capture via firewire won't be available in HD and bigger projects.

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  • Thu, Aug 2 2018 4:27 PM In reply to

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    Re: Import Live Video into Avid

    Firewire capture is limited up to HDV (1440x1080), which has a PAR of 1.33 so it displays properly at 1920x1080. It's never supported capture of HD or above.

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  • Thu, Aug 2 2018 9:09 PM In reply to

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    Re: Import Live Video into Avid

    And in 2018.7 M2T files still can't be linked or imported, nor is tape capture working over IEEE 1394. I'm going to escalate this.

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