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  • Mon, Aug 22 2016 7:52 AM

    • Cagey
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    Support for VC-5 Codec (Cineform)

    Now that the Cineform codec is an industry standard (VC-5) I was wondering if there is any offical word on whether Media Composer will incorporate native support for it?

    No speculating please.  

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  • Mon, Aug 22 2016 8:41 AM In reply to

    Re: Support for VC-5 Codec (Cineform)

    I think you should ask at Cineform - Avid itself provides no native support for anything anymore as the plugin AMA architecture in Avid is via an SDK since 2011 - AFAIK.

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  • Mon, Aug 22 2016 12:52 PM In reply to

    Re: Support for VC-5 Codec (Cineform)

    NotsoLinearEditor:

    I think you should ask at Cineform - Avid itself provides no native support for anything anymore as the plugin AMA architecture in Avid is via an SDK since 2011 - AFAIK.

    Not true.  Avid provides native support for multiple codecs, with some recent adds such as ProRes, JPEG2000, AVC-Intra, DNxHR, and a number of others.  The suggestion here is to natively support Cineform as well, for consolidate/capture operations, which is an intriguing request - though it might be more suitable for the Feature Requests forum.

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    Re: Support for VC-5 Codec (Cineform)

    Spot on USAt.....  

    Post to the feature request forum.... i will make sure the designers see it

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  • Tue, Sep 20 2016 11:00 AM In reply to

    Re: Support for VC-5 Codec (Cineform)

    usatraveler:

    NotsoLinearEditor:

    I think you should ask at Cineform - Avid itself provides no native support for anything anymore as the plugin AMA architecture in Avid is via an SDK since 2011 - AFAIK.

    Not true.  Avid provides native support for multiple codecs, with some recent adds such as ProRes, JPEG2000, AVC-Intra, DNxHR, and a number of others.  The suggestion here is to natively support Cineform as well, for consolidate/capture operations, which is an intriguing request - though it might be more suitable for the Feature Requests forum.

    'native support' doesn't necessarily mean encoding as in capture, although I suppose it does if you come from an ingest type workflow (like Avids traditionally is).

    So Avid added JP2K and some mpeg2 & mpeg4 intraframe capture formats to their ingest workflow in various flavours, that's great, transcoding is necessary for consolidation - but in my book real 'native support' is a seamless file based workflow for various codecs and wrappers without using 3rd party plugins, ingesting, transcoding or rewrapping everything as MXF - one is an ingest type workflow, and the other is an open native file based idea - as in 'native support' - or AMA in the Avid world. It seems I misunderstood the question.

    So will Avid support ingest, capture, consolidate and transcode to a Cineform wavelet type compression format? was the question it seems.

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  • Tue, Sep 20 2016 1:14 PM In reply to

    Re: Support for VC-5 Codec (Cineform)

    Absolutely understood - more than anything else, I would love to see consolidate/transcode become merely an option, not a necessity.  It's either at or close to that stage for a few formats, such as XDCam, ProRes, DNxHD, where I can fairly easily work on a project using linked media, and the computer goes along with it fairly well, without having to consolidate or transcode.  However, if it "just worked" for most or all formats, the way other software does, especially Premiere, that would be a huge change.  Of course, it would probably necessitate a revamp of export/output operations as well, removing all reliance on third-party tools.

    But native support for VC-5/Cineform for capture, consolidate, render, etc. would be a nice step.

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