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  • James Beattie

    June 24, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Avid makes it conform to 720×486, but it adds a top black bar. Avid can import and ingest native 720×480, but it forces it to conform to 720×480 in the project. You can go under the project settings and modify the Raster setting.

    James Beattie
    ACSR Elite/Avid ACI, Apple Certified Technician

    Consulting for Workflow and Digital Technologies at Comprehensive Technical Group

  • James Beattie

    June 24, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    You can always use the Avid to upconvert the material. Start in an SD project, then change your project to HD and it will uprez your material.

    Is this better than a device doing it? Against a basic AJA FS2 I would say it is just as good. Against a Blackmagic Terranex, I would say the Terranex has more options.

    James Beattie
    ACSR Elite/Avid ACI, Apple Certified Technician

    Consulting for Workflow and Digital Technologies at Comprehensive Technical Group

  • James Beattie

    May 29, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    In the days when I used to demo this for Avid customers, the general rule of thumb was if you want to paint or clone or blur on a frame, you use paint. If you want to key or use it as a transition, you use the Animatte. After that, if either tool provides you the effect you need, I think it is editor’s choice.

    James Beattie
    ACSR Elite/Avid ACI, Apple Certified Technician

    Consulting for Workflow and Digital Technologies at Comprehensive Technical Group

  • James Beattie

    May 28, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    do you see it jitter when you capture it?

    I assume you have a 1080p24 project?

    James Beattie
    ACSR Elite/Avid ACI, Apple Certified Technician

    Consulting for Workflow and Digital Technologies at Comprehensive Technical Group

  • James Beattie

    May 28, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    animatte and paint effect came in at the same time with Avid media composer 7.0 and ABVB. I think they are the same thing, except that animatte is more suited for keying out.

    I thought they both had trackers.

    James Beattie
    ACSR Elite/Avid ACI, Apple Certified Technician

    Consulting for Workflow and Digital Technologies at Comprehensive Technical Group

  • James Beattie

    May 28, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Copying the tracking data is a bit tricky. The best thing to do would be to take the little effect Icon in your Effects editor and drag it to your bin. Now you have an effect with the tracking info embedded.

    Then go to your new object, and drag the effect to the tracker area in the effect you want to copy to. That should copy the tracker info.

    James Beattie
    ACSR Elite/Avid ACI, Apple Certified Technician

    Consulting for Workflow and Digital Technologies at Comprehensive Technical Group

  • James Beattie

    May 28, 2013 at 11:27 am

    What about formatting?

    What format is your media drive? If it is really wrong, this could cause problems similar to this. For example, if you have files that are over 2GB in size. I think it is possible you have formatted your media drive improperly.

    On a mac, your media Drive should be Mac OS Extended with Journaling enabled.

    James Beattie
    ACSR Elite/Avid ACI, Apple Certified Technician

    Consulting for Workflow and Digital Technologies at Comprehensive Technical Group

  • James Beattie

    May 28, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I have edited wedding in Avid many times, and Avid does a great job with longform media. It is a great opportunity to get going if you don’t have a tight deadline. I could crank it out quick, but I have been using Avid for years.

    Sometimes starting out on a new system is helped by having a project to help motivate you through the learning curve. That being said, Avid is hard to stumble through, especially with multicam and pictures that get the “Ken Burns” effect.

    I would select the media in your bin, then go under Consolidate. This will copy the media into an Avid friendly wrapper. For Longform material AMA can get a bit unwieldy.

    Do you have multicam material? How long do you have to edit this, and are you willing to hit a few bumps in the road? How fancy do you want your graphics?

    No matter what you may be using photoshop or After Effects for some of this. You can do it in the Avid, but it will take more experience to learn all of the tools.

    James Beattie
    ACSR Elite/Avid ACI, Apple Certified Technician

    Consulting for Workflow and Digital Technologies at Comprehensive Technical Group

  • James Beattie

    May 28, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I have never seen it show me this error. But all MDV does is read the MOB files for references. Can’t imagine it would cause an issue.

    James Beattie
    ACSR Elite/Avid ACI, Apple Certified Technician

    Consulting for Workflow and Digital Technologies at Comprehensive Technical Group

  • James Beattie

    May 28, 2013 at 11:09 am

    If you are transferring to a usb drive, make sure it is formatted as Fat32. If it is formatted as a Mac (HFS+ or Mac OS Extended). Otherwise your lab PCs will not be able to see it.

    Do you need your entire project, really? Could you just take your final sequence? You could always export your sequence as an embedded AAF (select your sequence in your bin and choose export AAF, and set your options to consolidate and embed Audio and Video).

    This would allow you to import into your lab system and it would bring in only the footage needed for your timeline.

    Based on your posting, here is a checklist of things you will need if we assume you need everything:

    1. Your project. Under Users->Shared->AvidMediaComposer->Shared Avid Projects (assuming you chose Shared projects).

    2. a Drive formatted so that a windows machine can read it. Best to format it as Fat32. I would take your drive to the lab techs and have them format it as Fat32.

    3. Your MediaFiles. To copy all of the files over, go to your Machintosh HD and choose the folder called Avid MediaFiles. Then drag it to your external HD.

    James Beattie
    ACSR Elite/Avid ACI, Apple Certified Technician

    Consulting for Workflow and Digital Technologies at Comprehensive Technical Group

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