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  • avid native video & uncopressed issues

     Gints Apsīts updated 17 years ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
  • Gints Apsīts

    April 29, 2005 at 4:30 am

    how does avid native video works? for example i have imported highres stills sequence. normally uncompressed video doesnt playback smoothly on my pc – becouse i have no expensive targa video card right? but how can avid xpress handle this. i gues, by importing avid is compressing my targa sequence to let me smoothly edit , add live fx, etc even on my laptop.

    thing i dont get is – when im exporting for example uncompressed qt. is it a best possible quality available? or it is chewed by avidX? when im exporting – avid is not referring to original media (my targa sequence) it reffers to pritty lightwight omf.

    is this workflow acceptable in proffesional industry such as broadcast & commercial production? if it is, what is the point to spend mf* 3000-8000 on a mf* massive video card? ok for preview & output/input?!

    i guess im loosing some point somewhere. your hlp is greatly appretiated. thnx!

    p.s. im not using 28:1 or something.

  • Todd Beabout

    April 29, 2005 at 4:29 pm

    I’m used to Symphony, but it is my understanding that you are probably working in DV on Avid Xpress Pro, unless you have Mojo, which I believe will give you 1 channel uncompressed. If you don’t have Mojo, then yes Avid is compressing your “footage”/image sequence when it is captured/imported to the settings that your project is set up for. As you capture Avid writes it’s own file, making it’s own copy of your media in a file that it understands (native).

    Actually I think Mojo would be your [crackcode] “mf* massive video card”
    but I don’t believe it is $3-8K.

    [crackcode] “s this workflow acceptable in proffesional industry such as broadcast & commercial production?”

    It depends. A lot of “Ma & Pa” shops out there are still working in DV only, and they seem to be making money at it. It is “professional” in the sense that it meets broadcast spec, but the difference betweeen DV and uncompressed is very noticable, so I would say it is up to what you want your product to look like.

    -Todd Beabout
    Vazda Studios

  • Gints Apsīts

    April 30, 2005 at 12:33 pm

    Todd – thank you very much for your information – i think i start to get the point.

    are you shure mojo performs uncompressed video?

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