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  • Tue, Nov 17 2009 4:08 PM

    • markus70
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    Quicktime reference files and Avid AMA v.4.0

    Call me crazy, but I am almost positive that I was able to export Quicktime reference files from P2 media in version 3.5 even though it was accessed via AMA. Now in version 4.0 I get the message that Quicktime reference files cannot be performed on clips linked via AMA. Is there a setting that I might be missing that will allow me to do this in version 4.0?

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  • Wed, Nov 18 2009 1:38 AM In reply to

    Re: Quicktime reference files and Avid AMA v.4.0

    you know, I'm not on MC 4.x yet, but it seems that with each software upgrade, QT Ref recedes farther into the past with regard to dependability and functionality.  I remember with fondness my OS9 QT Ref files sometimes.  I do understand that today's timelines are doing so much more... from so many media locations on each system. That could be part of that issue.

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  • Thu, Nov 19 2009 6:53 PM In reply to

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    Re: Quicktime reference files and Avid AMA v.4.0

    I'm having this problem too, but with XD footage.  I'd like to make a quicktime reference to put into sorenson squeeze but if I can't make a quicktime reference (or quicktime or WMV) directly out of the avid from the linked AMA files, what's the point?!

    Spencer

  • Thu, Nov 19 2009 7:32 PM In reply to

    Re: Quicktime reference files and Avid AMA v.4.0

    spejampar:
    I'm having this problem too, but with XD footage

    XDCam footage is a different case altogether than P2, XDcam is LongGOP.  No LongGOP media can be exported via QTref.

    spejampar:
    what's the point?!

    The point of AMA is that without it you'd be importing all of your footage before you could start editing, now you can start editing right away.  When you've got your edit, you can either Import/Consolidate/Transcode the clips used into an Avid DNx codec, do a Video Mixdown or export a non-ref QT movie

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  • Fri, Nov 20 2009 9:07 PM In reply to

    • markus70
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    Re: Quicktime reference files and Avid AMA v.4.0

    I understand the advantages of instant editing with AMA, my question was why I was able to export QT references in version 3.5 and since upgrading to 4.0 I no longer can. In my workflow I like to quickly export reference files for Squeeze or for After Effects.

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  • Fri, Nov 20 2009 9:11 PM In reply to

    Re: Quicktime reference files and Avid AMA v.4.0

    markus, you have a legitimate concern about functionality that existed in a previous verison but no longer does in the current version.  I don't know the reason or answer myself, but am interested.  

    I was mostly responding to Spencer who is working with XDcam footage and asked "what's the point?"

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  • Fri, Nov 20 2009 9:22 PM In reply to

    • BLKDOG
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    Re: Quicktime reference files and Avid AMA v.4.0

    I've bumped this up to Engineering and they will look into it ASAP. I'll keep you posted if and when I hear anything.

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  • Wed, Nov 25 2009 4:54 PM In reply to

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    Re: Quicktime reference files and Avid AMA v.4.0

    Is there any way to transcode only your XDCAM EX files linked with AMA that you used in a sequence so that you can do a QuickTime reference export?

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  • Wed, Nov 25 2009 5:04 PM In reply to

    Re: Quicktime reference files and Avid AMA v.4.0

    Sure, you can either Transcode the source clips or the Sequence.  Or you could just do a Video Mixdown of the Sequence.  

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  • Wed, Nov 25 2009 5:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: Quicktime reference files and Avid AMA v.4.0

    I am revising a show that is mostly 1:1. New footage is pieces of XDCAM EX throughout the show. So I guess I could transcode entire clips used in the sequence, take them offline and relink the newly transcoded footage? Is this the best workflow for only replacing those shots that I used from XDCAM EX?

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  • Wed, Nov 25 2009 6:37 PM In reply to

    Re: Quicktime reference files and Avid AMA v.4.0

    Why don't you just do a Video Mixdown at 1:1?  

    or move the seq to it's own Bin, choose Show Reference Clips in the Bin Display settings, sort by Resolution and Transcode any of the native XDcam stuff.  

    Or select the Sequence and choose Transcode and choose "Skip Media already on drive"  I believe anything that exists as the Target res will be skipped.   

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  • Fri, Oct 29 2010 4:03 AM In reply to

    • Phillisp
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    Re: Quicktime reference files and Avid AMA v.4.0

    Some kind of working in the back export manager would make ama workflow sooo nice especially for long outputs considering that there is so much CPU power sitting, waiting to be used by avid. :)

     

    is there wish list for media composer somewhere?

  • Fri, Oct 29 2010 6:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: Quicktime reference files and Avid AMA v.4.0

    Avid Product Feature Requests forum.  Here: http://community.avid.com/forums/44.aspx

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  • Tue, Nov 2 2010 11:32 AM In reply to

    • Phillisp
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    Re: Quicktime reference files and Avid AMA v.4.0

    hehe thanks, now lets fill that boxe. XD

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