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  • “Name” column shows TapeID when importing audio

     Sean Lewis updated 1 week, 3 days ago 5 Members · 15 Posts
  • Robert Ober

    January 9, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    The OP said, “After transcoding the AMA audio, and creating subclips, these couldn’t be perf-slipped.”

    So I am referring to the transcoded clips. As you may have noticed, he has not answered my question about which codecs/containers he is using.

    Thanks for replying, I appreciate you sharing your expertise and experience,


  • Job ter Burg

    January 10, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    But if we’re talking production sound:

    1. AMA-linked (and then transcoded) clips cannot be perf slipped, only slipped via Source Settings.

    2. The source files are still Uncompressed PCM in a WAV container, and Media Composer would either let you consolidate (no codec change) or transcode, but if you transcode a WAV, MC pretty much only allows you to transcode to WAV or AIF, both of which are also Uncompressed PCM.

  • Job ter Burg

    January 10, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Bottom line: in recent versions, you’ll have to tick the box that says “Use Broadcast Wave Ccene and Take or Clip Names” in the audio pane of the import settings.

  • Glenn Sakatch

    January 10, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    “Slipping Audio in Source Settings is not Perf Slip and I don’t think it translates to Pro Tools etc.”

    Well that sucks, expecially since it does allow you to slip by actual perf presets.

    I’ve never used it, just saw it there and thought…Oh, good to know.

  • Sean Lewis

    January 10, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Oh this is it! Thanks Job. Ticking the “Use Broadcast Wave Scene and Take for Clip Names” totally resolves the issue. Thank you!

    Also – Glenn,

    I’ve tried to slip audio using the source setting option. It works, but it adds an effect icon to each subclip that’s been slipped. Those effect icons can be accidentally removed by hitting “remove effect” in the timeline. So it’s something I’ve avoided.

    I’ve found the best way is to import audio into a film project, which enables you to “perf-slip”. (Different functionality to slipping in the source settings), and this way is robust when sending AAFs to the sound designer etc.

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