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  • Sun, May 30 2010 1:24 AM

    • macgina
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    How to import .TOD files into MC directly

    Looking for the correct setup/parameters to import the .TOD files from my GZ-HD7.  Liquid would import them without any fuss, as a result, I don't know where to look to find out what codec/parameters Liquid was using.  Anybody out there able to import these types of files directly into MC.  The manual calls the codec MPEG-2 TS.

    I am fully aware of the process of using another program to convert into an MC acceptable format.  I have succeeded using Liquid to create an .AVI file that MC was able to import.  A slow process and my next project will have a bunch of these files so I'd prefer not converting all of them.  Sorenson Squeeze has not been helpful...I haven't found an output format that contains both video and audio in the same file, which is what I want.  I am unable to select QT in Sorenson (I don't know if that's correct or not) because I thought QT would combine audio/video.

    Looking to benefit from the experience of others here.

    As a contribution to what it's worth to switch to MC, I have seen the difference between the MC slo-mo and what Liquid can do.  Since I do a lot of sports videos, it gets me where I live.  If the rest of the effects in MC are just as superior - MC is one terrific product.  In spite of how awkward I am getting into MC, I am definitely going with MC.  The results are worth it.

    Thanks in advance,

    John

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  • Sun, May 30 2010 2:51 AM In reply to

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    Re: How to import .TOD files into MC directly

    Try changing the extension of the TOD files to m2t and see if you can import them into MC that way.

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  • Sun, May 30 2010 4:42 AM In reply to

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    Re: How to import .TOD files into MC directly

    I did try that, but it didn't work. 

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  • Wed, Jun 2 2010 4:12 AM In reply to

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    Re: How to import .TOD files into MC directly

    Oh my....this is excrutiatingly tedious.  It is taking about 8 hours of tedium to get 1 hour of material into MC.

    LEWS  -  PULEEZ, could you discuss my situation with the folks in Munich who developed the DX10 patch.  I seem to remember one of your posts on the Liquid forum that said something to the effect that because the ability to import .TOD files was available, it was included in the patch.  Whatever it was that was available, I'd give most anything to get it added to my MComposer.

    Help,

    John

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  • Wed, Jun 2 2010 7:38 AM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: How to import .TOD files into MC directly

    macgina:

      It is taking about 8 hours of tedium to get 1 hour of material into MC.

    John, any chance for you to link me to one of your files for downloading and testing, if not, Pm me and I will give you the login to my ftp

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  • Thu, Jun 3 2010 5:44 PM In reply to

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    Re: How to import .TOD files into MC directly

    MC 4.x does not support direct import of .TOD files from HD7. I have the same camcorder and use TMPCEnc 4.0 XPress to convert all files to DNcHD files. Be sure to set export to RGB-color space.

    Now you can easily import the files into MC 4.x. As the files are re-coded anyway, you may change your format into progressive - if needed.

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  • Fri, Jun 4 2010 7:33 AM In reply to

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    Re: How to import .TOD files into MC directly

    Thanks for the file John, I renemed the extension to m2t and dragged it into Squeeze, then I exported to a DNxHD 145 , a fast workflow that worked well, as Joachim most correct tells you, remember to use rgb for export, after that , you might test what works best when importing into Media Composer,  601/709 or Rgb, will test that for myself when I get some time

    edited ...  and John, I have just uploaded the 2 files for you at the same place as you posted your clip, one with 601/709 colour aspect and one with RGB

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  • Sat, Jun 5 2010 7:52 AM In reply to

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    Re: How to import .TOD files into MC directly

    So, I guess file conversions are going to be a part of my MC experience.

    When I go to Sorenson Squeeze, I can't find a format that calls itself DNxHD.  Could ya give me a clue as to which format it is?? 

    I'm not a wizard like you.

    Thanks,

    John

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  • Sat, Jun 5 2010 8:02 AM In reply to

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    Re: How to import .TOD files into MC directly

    It could be a little tricky, especially the advanced setting part of the codec, I will create a little screenshow tomorrow, cleaning up my little red car right now, going out for some shootings and editings for a car club,

    Was the clips that I had created of a quality that you could use?

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    Tomas 

     

  • Sat, Jun 5 2010 6:44 PM In reply to

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    Re: How to import .TOD files into MC directly

    Your clip was excellent (of course, since you know what you're doing.)  MC said it was a DNxHD 220X when it imported it.  (And imported it quickly, nice.)

    I also downloaded the trial version of TMPGenc Xpress that Joachim uses and made a coversion of the same clip as a photo-jpeg Quicktime file.  (Sheeez, I wish I understood this codec stuff.....)  It produced a .mov file about twice the size of yours.  I don't know if that means it's a better quality or not.  Your clip was lighter (less contrast than the TMPGenc file), so I liked it better.  

    Would really appreciate learning how you were able to create your file.

    Thanks,

    John

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  • Mon, Jun 7 2010 12:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: How to import .TOD files into MC directly

    To John and others, to be worth all the nice words from John, I have created a tut now, direct live out as usual, not for consumer use, they will propably not understand much anyhow, the clip is a 4 mbps H264 clip possible to save for offline viewing, I wanted it sharp as there are lots of letters and digits.

    http://www.limpans.com/downloads/AVID/SQEEZE_DNXHD/Default.html

    I will get all my clips together on one page some rainy day and also link a flashclip for those not using Silverlight for previewing.

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    Tomas 

     

  • Tue, Jun 8 2010 7:31 AM In reply to

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    Re: How to import .TOD files into MC directly

    Tomas,

    Much thanks again.  A young Jedi can learn much from watching the master, he can.  I don't think I would have wandered into those Sorenson options and had the temerity to think I would know what I was doing.  Guidance from one who knows is invaluable.  If your ever in the San Francisco Bay Area, look me up.  I'll be happy to pick up the tab.

    John

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  • Tue, Jun 8 2010 8:22 AM In reply to

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    Re: How to import .TOD files into MC directly

    You are to kind again John, glad that you liked it, and about that trip over the pond, some day I will actually do that.

    take care

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    Tomas 

     

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