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  • Can’t transcode consolidated sequence

    Posted by Guy Crossman on February 22, 2023 at 8:17 am

    I have a 90 minute sequence, which has quite a few different codecs and frame rates, which I would like to transcode to HD HQX, If I try and transcode the whole sequence to a new drive for the online, it doesn’t do every shot. Probably leaves out the ones that are already in my desired Codec I guess. So I tried to consolidate the sequence to my new drive, quite successful, but still lots of Codecs and frame rates. But if I then try and transcode that consolidated sequence I get “Range specified for Dup is outside range of component”

    If I try and divide the seq, I keep getting the message even for small bits.

    Any ideas? Thanks

    Guy Crossman replied 1 year ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Shahid shahan

    April 4, 2023 at 4:54 pm

    The error message “Range specified for Dup is outside range of component” usually indicates that there is a discrepancy between the length of the media and the metadata in the Avid project database. This can occur when there are multiple codecs and frame rates within the same sequence, as you have mentioned.

    • One solution you could try is to first consolidate your sequence to a new drive with the “Consolidate/Transcode” tool in Avid. This will create new media files in your desired codec and frame rate for all the clips in your sequence, even if they are already in your desired codec. Make sure to select the option to consolidate all tracks in the sequence.
    • After consolidating, create a new sequence and copy/paste the consolidated sequence into the new one. Then, try transcoding the new sequence to your desired codec again.
    • If you still encounter the error message, it may be necessary to isolate the specific clips causing the issue and manually transcode them separately before incorporating them back into your larger sequence.

    I hope this helps resolve your issue

  • Boston Cainfra

    May 5, 2023 at 3:12 am

    It sounds like you may be experiencing issues with your source material and the ability of Avid Media Composer to transcode or consolidate it to your desired format. Here are a few things you can try:<div>
    </div><div>Check your source media: Make sure that all of your source media is properly linked and online. If there are any offline or missing clips, this could cause issues when trying to transcode or consolidate the sequence.</div><div>
    </div><div>Check the sequence settings: Verify that the sequence settings match the settings you want for your final output. If the sequence has mixed frame rates and codecs, this can cause issues when trying to transcode or consolidate the sequence.</div><div>
    </div><div>Try transcoding smaller portions: Instead of trying to transcode the entire sequence at once, try transcoding smaller portions at a time. This will help you identify any specific clips or sections that may be causing issues.</div><div>
    </div><div>Try consolidating smaller portions: Similar to transcoding, try consolidating smaller portions of the sequence at a time. This can help identify any problematic clips or sections that may be causing issues.</div><div>
    </div><div>Use third-party transcoding software: If Avid Media Composer is unable to transcode your sequence, consider using third-party software such as Adobe Media Encoder or DaVinci Resolve. These programs may be able to handle the source media and transcode it to your desired format more successfully.</div><div>
    </div><div>Consult with a post-production professional: If you are still experiencing issues, consider consulting with a post-production professional who can assist with troubleshooting and finding a solution for your specific workflow</div>

  • Guy Crossman

    May 5, 2023 at 10:33 am

    Thanks Boston, ended up sorting it in the Online, where they converted the wrong frame rate stuff, which the Avid had sort of converted but was struggling. Thanks again Guy

  • Guy Crossman

    May 5, 2023 at 10:36 am

    Thanks Shahid, it was the wrong frame rate stuff that was causing the problems, had to convert it externally and put it back in Thanks again Guy

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