Yesterday I was working at a facility which have recently upgraded their edit suites to SDI (SD)HD and use new PCs with MC5.5 together with new aja io express. ( pci card )
This comes up in the Media composer main window as Media Compose XENA.
( I have the aja io xt (thunderbolt) which i use on a Mac and do not get the MC title bar change)
I came to do an audio voice-over to pictures using the avid punch in tool to find it was greyed out.
( obviously I could not use analogue in as the express box does not have it, but I assumed I could do voice overs using the SDI input)
We did have an analogue to SDI blackmagic box so I could embed my voice over mics from my audio mixer onto an SDI feed.)
On the capture tool I could capture the mics using the avid/io SDI input ( the other option is HDMI)
but obviously not to picture. How do I do this?
( as a work around I played the sequence off avid and recorded the sdi embedded audio to digital tape, then had to capture the whole voiceover and edit to picture.
Pickups were fun NOT.
Come on there must be a way to voice to pictures in an edit suite, a workflow that has worked for decades.