Yesterday I learned that the best way to get quicktime footage generated by FCP (like pro res or h264) into Avid is by using AMA link and then transcode, instead of directly importing it. Although colorspace and gamma issues seemed to have disappeared using this method, I did encounter something else…
Strangely, using AMA link to file alters somehow the dimensions of the frame. It was like something shifted a few lines. Sorry for my bad explanation.
Just now I did a test on a media composer 6 by importing and AMA linking + transcoding a smpte pattern. I got the same strange shifts.
Here’s 2 jpeg stills from it, make sure you check the top of the images where the ama version shows a thin black line.
The AMA version:
The imported version:
Does anyone know what causes this difference I can clearly see?
Avid/FCP Editor, Amsterdam, The Netherlands