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  • Fri, Oct 2 2009 10:17 AM

    • cocardo39
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    converting .mov files to MXF DV compression

    Hello , mi name is Diego, from Uruguay.

    in the channel station I work for, we have a Deko 1000 . 

    Inside Deko, I can convert videos from .mov to MXF but the only compression is mpeg. Happens that compressing that way, we can only play 2 videos at the same time. Using the examples videos that come with deko (are compressed in DV25) we can playback several videos at the same time.

    so I am searching for some way I can convert my .mov files to MXF but with DV25 compression.

     

    Thank you all for the help you can give.

    Diego

  • Mon, Oct 5 2009 10:54 PM In reply to

    • maryd
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    Re: converting .mov files to MXF DV compression

    Hello Diego,

    Deko has the capability to play only 2 videos (clips) at a time, one in the background and another in a rectangular layer.  Either of those clips can be video only or video and key.  And the import process is exactly what you said - an .mov file is transcoded to an .mxf file when importing on Deko. 

    So it sounds like your Deko is behaving exactly as it should.  If you need assistance in creating a clip layer please e-mail me directly and I will send you that information.

    Good luck,

     

  • Mon, Oct 5 2009 11:18 PM In reply to

    • cocardo39
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    Re: converting .mov files to MXF DV compression

    Thanks Mary. I have the DekoObjex option enabled. when de deko arrived into de station, I played with the objex and using Test Clips that deko brings, I could play 7 clips at the same time with different sizes, etc.

    When i use clips that are converted by me in the deko, i can only play 2 videos.

    the only difference is that the test clips are .mxf with dv25 compression and my clips are .mxf with mpeg2 compression. thats why i want to know how can i convert from .mov to .mxf with dv25 compression externally of the deko..

     

    i hope i was clear enough.

     

    thank you

    diego

     

  • Mon, Oct 5 2009 11:46 PM In reply to

    Re: converting .mov files to MXF DV compression

    Diego,

    In order to determine what hardware is installed in your system, I would need the system ID. But, the Corsica video card (which is the currently shipping card) has 2 hardware codecs, each of which can play 2 video streams. Thus, you can play a miximum of 4 video streams at a time. These streams can be allocated to Video and/or Key and in any combination. So, you can play 4 video clips without key or 2 clips, each of which has key. But, we've never sold or shipped a Deko that can play 7 clips via a hardware codec. OTOH, you can use Power Clips which  use a software codec and you could have many power clips playing at the same time. Or, it could be a Cel Animation that was playing. But, it's never been possible to play 7 clips at the same time (.dv or .mxf or ...).

     

    Dave

  • Mon, Oct 5 2009 11:54 PM In reply to

    • cocardo39
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    Re: converting .mov files to MXF DV compression

    dave, thanks for your reply.

    i said 7 clips to put an example. i could play many many at the same time and on both programs (a and b) with two deko different objex scenes, also playing in both channels a clip on the background with clipdeko.

    im sure that this are clips, not cel animations... but i dont know what power clips are. 

    the clips came with the deko.

     

    thank you !

    diego

  • Tue, Oct 6 2009 1:58 PM In reply to

    • maryd
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    Re: converting .mov files to MXF DV compression

    Power clips are a new feature that can play small clips (i.e. not rendered to the size of the output).  But this feature is available on Deko3000 only.

    Cel animations are a series of files, generally .tga or .tif, that can play as a flip book to create animations.  These are also rendered smaller than other graphic files.

    So if you saw multiple videos playing on your Deko1000 it was a combination of clips and cel animations.

    To find more information on cel animations refer to the user guide that shipped with your machine.

    Mary Driscoll

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