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    Canon 5D Markiii without transcode ?

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    I will soon begin to edit a project with both C300 and 5D Mkiii footage.

    My idea was to transcode all the Canon 5D footage to ProRes or DNxHD, and than AMA link to those QuickTime files.

    But after a few test it seems to me that Avid handle pretty well the files natively through AMA link, without drop frame or color problem.

    Could I just work with the original file? Will I encounter problem later on? (like mixed media with the Canon C300 MXF)

     

    Thank you

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  • Tue, Jan 14 2014 7:25 PM In reply to

    Re: Canon 5D Markiii without transcode ?

    Yes, as long as your system can handle it, you can work with the AMA-linked 5d footage.

    If you get deep into the project and find problems, you can always just transcode the footage to DNxHD (or whatever resolution you want).

    JPBU:
    My idea was to transcode all the Canon 5D footage to ProRes or DNxHD, and than AMA link to those QuickTime files.

    There's no need to transcode first and then AMA-link.  You can AMA-link the 5d original files and transcode them without any other steps.

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  • Tue, Jan 14 2014 7:25 PM In reply to

    Re: Canon 5D Markiii without transcode ?

    If you have a small amount of that footage, it'll handle it OK. If you have a lot...then it'll start to bog down the system. Best to transcode if you have a lot of footage.  One drawback to AMA is that you cannot export Same As Source QT files.

     

    Might I ask why you are doing this as a two step process? Converting to ProRes or DNxHD, and THEN AMA linking in Avid? Why not AMA link in Avid, and then transcode?  One step.

  • Tue, Jan 14 2014 8:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: Canon 5D Markiii without transcode ?

    Thank you for your answers.

     

    You are right, I might be better to transcode in AVID. The reason I was think of doing it this way is because in the past, the only DSLR edit i did was in FCP7, and everything was converter prior to import.

    At the same time, in my experience Avid has never been fast at transcoding/exporting, might still be better to do it in a 3rd party app.

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  • Tue, Jan 14 2014 8:56 PM In reply to

    Re: Canon 5D Markiii without transcode ?

    Run a test.  Do the same clip in Avid and in a third-party app and see which one is faster, and then you'll know.

    FWIW, in my experience, AMA link and transcode is reasonably fast - much faster than importing.

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