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  • Wed, Jul 11 2018 12:53 PM

    • JoGo
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    Consolidate or transcode XAVC Intra?

    Hello!

    Preparing a documentary project with hours of material shot mostly on Sony FS7 - XAVC Intra 1920x1080 112 Mbps.

    What do you experts suggest?

    Should I consolidate and edit with the native codec?

    Or transcode to DNxHD 36 (or DNxHR LB) and after picture lock relink to the camera files?

    Any advantage to transcode besides saving drive space?

    Will editing in the native XAVC codec in any way compromise the stability of the project?

     

    Many thanks

    Jonas

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Wed, Jul 11 2018 2:54 PM In reply to

    • Bruno M
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    Re: Consolidate or transcode XAVC Intra?

    Personally, I always transcode to Avid-friendly media such as DNxHD36 as it's a much smoother editing experience. Many of these linked codecs tax the computer hardware to the point that real-time playback (and general performance) is compromised.

    As with all workflows, I would do a quick test edit, just to make sure you can re-link back to the original camera rushes.

    Of course, if you're going to an external grade in something like Resolve, you can leave the relinking to camera files to the Colourist.

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  • Thu, Jul 12 2018 12:28 AM In reply to

    • Martin Fox
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    Re: Consolidate or transcode XAVC Intra?

    I have a large project underway where I have consolidated the native codecs, mostly prorez, ,(project started in vers 8.5 I think)

    i have found the consolidated clips to be very unreliable. Often the project wakes up with some offline and I have to relink them.

    More recently I have had the same problem with P2 clips on a much smaller project.

     

    my advice = test or transcode

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  • Thu, Jul 12 2018 12:51 AM In reply to

    • jef
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    Re: Consolidate or transcode XAVC Intra?

    Martin Fox:

    I have a large project underway where I have consolidated the native codecs, mostly prorez, ,(project started in vers 8.5 I think)

    i have found the consolidated clips to be very unreliable. Often the project wakes up with some offline and I have to relink them.

    More recently I have had the same problem with P2 clips on a much smaller project.

     

    my advice = test or transcode

    Very odd.  I use consolidated ProRes from Arri cameras a lot.  No issues like you describe.  Just my .02 cents.

    But to the OP.  I am not a fan of editing with XAVC even if consolidated.  Always feels a bit sluggish.  I transcode.

    Jef

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  • Fri, Jul 13 2018 4:45 PM In reply to

    • JoGo
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    Re: Consolidate or transcode XAVC Intra?

    Ok thanks for your input!

    Sounds like transcoding would be the best choice.

    Jonas

     

     

     

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