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  • Hampus Lager

    August 16, 2012 at 9:20 am


    I shoot a music video last weekend and began post yesterday by importing the clips via AMA and then consolidate them. This is my usual process since I link back to AMA at the end to finish in another software.

    We used several cameras, Sony EX’s, Panasonic, but also a GH2 (hacked with FlowMotion), a GoPro Hero 2 and a smaller Sony consumer video camera. Sony and Panasonic consolidated fine. But since the GH2 is AVCHD I had to transcode before with MPEG Streamclip to DNxHD. Same with the GoPro.

    AMA and test playback, no problem. Start consolidate and about half the clips we’re skipped because of a “foreign compression format”. What?! It’s the same as the clips that were consolidated.

    I tested “fast import” and sure enough, it works. But I really need the link back to AMA.

  • Bouke Vahl

    August 16, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Not sure what happens, but be afraid of GoPro and AMA relink after a transcode.
    Sometimes you have an ‘off by one’ error, and you won’t be able to relink to the AMA clips (got the T-shirt, and it was not pretty…)
    Why do you need to relink back so badly? DNxHD is a good enough codec, and your cams don’t seem to be that high-end.
    I would suggest finding another route to go to ‘the other’ software, at least for the problematic clips.

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