[Michael Phillips] “The secret for native MXF wrapped ProRes in Media Composer is to import, and not AMA. With AMA, it will do through a decode, re-encode process even if you select the same codec/data rate.
The process is to import, which will be a fast import.
Thanks, Michael. I’m getting conflicting reports about AMA not doing Fast Import with ProRes. According to the Avid website it does, but you and a few others have told me it doesn’t. Its also been suggested by several people as the best way to avoid the notorious Gamma shift, which it does seem to do.
On the other hand I did two direct Fast Imports last night (because of the disk space counter bug) without any Gamma issues, so maybe there isn’t a problem at all. Maybe its just that I hadn’t been using the Media Creation settings properly in the past. Its the little things that take a while to drip in.