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  • Thu, Mar 10 2011 5:43 PM

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    Avid Media Composer 5 and Sony XDCAM HD Proxy Workflow

     

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  • Thu, Apr 21 2011 1:32 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid Media Composer 5 and Sony XDCAM HD Proxy Workflow

    Hello,

    I am in france and my english is bad, sorry...

    I'd try to do the experience with xdcam proxy and AMA, but I only can consolidate in HD resolution.

    I have a 5.01 version is it a problem ? I do all you present on the video but when I consolidate, it doesn't pass in mpeg4 (I am Ok whith the low resolution video in AMA windows)

    Have you got an idea ?

    Thank you

    Patrick

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  • Thu, Apr 21 2011 4:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer 5 and Sony XDCAM HD Proxy Workflow

    It sounds like you don't have the PROAV folder option turned on for the XDCAM Disk. To enable this in a FAM (firewire) deck go to Maintenance Menu:  Shift/Page-Up/Menu > M33 > ProAV Enable.

    PDW-U1 set this in the U1 Utility > Setup > User Settings and uncheck "Hide PROAV folder."

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  • Thu, Apr 21 2011 4:45 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid Media Composer 5 and Sony XDCAM HD Proxy Workflow

    thank you for your answer.

    I have a PDWF30 and a PDWF70 and I dont find the Maintenance menu or the ProAV feature. ???

  • Thu, Apr 21 2011 5:54 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer 5 and Sony XDCAM HD Proxy Workflow

    To get to the Maintenance menu I believe its a matter of holding down: Shift, Page Up and Menu at the same time. I'm not the expert on decks, so you might want to contact Sony Support on this.

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  • Wed, May 11 2011 12:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer 5 and Sony XDCAM HD Proxy Workflow

    I have the same problem, I followed the tutorial exactly but consolidating the AMA files from XDCAM HD 50Mbits to the hard drive does not convert it to proxy with high quality audio, instead it remains the same as before. I've enabled the Proav folder like mentioned and unchecked the appropriate option in the U1 Utility. Any more advice please?

    -LPG

  • Wed, May 11 2011 1:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer 5 and Sony XDCAM HD Proxy Workflow

    What frame rate is the disk? This does not work with 720p/59.94 because the proxy clips are actually 29.97 and don't match the high res clips.

     

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  • Wed, May 11 2011 1:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer 5 and Sony XDCAM HD Proxy Workflow

    The disk is 1080p/23.976

  • Wed, May 11 2011 2:04 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid Media Composer 5 and Sony XDCAM HD Proxy Workflow

    For me I work with 1080/50i because I am in europe.

    and it doesn't work.

     

    thank's

  • Wed, May 11 2011 2:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer 5 and Sony XDCAM HD Proxy Workflow

    Bob, we have the option of switching our shooting format for our shoot starting today. What fps would allow AMA to consolidate the proxy media? 59.97? 60? 29.97? 30?

  • Thu, May 12 2011 6:32 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer 5 and Sony XDCAM HD Proxy Workflow

    The only format I know this will not work with is 720p/59.94. The reason is the proxy clip is 29.97 and is not the same as the high res media.

    I also believe this will not work if the clips are shot using Picture Cache Record Mode, Interval Record Mode, or VFR. 

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  • Wed, Jun 13 2012 5:50 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid Media Composer 5 and Sony XDCAM HD Proxy Workflow

    I'm going to be shooting 1080p @ 23.98 on Sony F800 and dubbing disc to disc on PDWF 1600 to have 1080i @ 59.94 disc masters. (has to do with network deliverables and budget)  I'm then going to copy the 1080i disc to a hard drive using PDW-U1

    We will then follow AMA workflow from the video using Avid 5.0.3.  I should be good to go with this yes?

    Anything in the camera/decks I should be aware?

     

    Thanks Bob

  • Wed, Jun 13 2012 6:05 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer 5 and Sony XDCAM HD Proxy Workflow

    bobbykondrat:

    I'm going to be shooting 1080p @ 23.98 on Sony F800 and dubbing disc to disc on PDWF 1600 to have 1080i @ 59.94 disc masters. (has to do with network deliverables and budget)  I'm then going to copy the 1080i disc to a hard drive using PDW-U1
    We will then follow AMA workflow from the video using Avid 5.0.3.  I should be good to go with this yes?
    Anything in the camera/decks I should be aware?
    Thanks Bob

    You can post in 1080p/23.98 and switch the project to 1080i/59.94 and have the Motion Adapters perform the frame rate conversion.
    This process will work with both 1080p/23.98 and 1080i/59.94 if you convert the disks.
    The PDW-U1 is an USB2/single laser device and can be pretty with this process. The PDWHD1500 and PDWF1600 decks are Firewire and dual laser devices. These are much faster.
    I haven’t personally tried the PDW-U2, but it’s an USB3 dual laser device and should also be much faster, even on USB 2.
    If the U1 is your only option, be certain you have a short high quality USB cable, long cables can slow the read/write down to a crawl. The USB bus on the computer is often a shared bus, so ideally it will be connected to a dedicated USB connection.
    The less clips the faster the disk will be read via AMA. The last suggestion is to have the disks write protected, this will speed up the whole process.

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  • Thu, Jun 14 2012 3:22 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid Media Composer 5 and Sony XDCAM HD Proxy Workflow

    How would the motion adapter effect grouped footage?  Will I be able to play grouped 23.98 footage in a 1080i project?

    Also what about my audio, as I will have a secondary audio I need to layin with my video

     

    Thanks again Bob

  • Mon, Dec 10 2012 12:57 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid Media Composer 5 and Sony XDCAM HD Proxy Workflow

    I currently have all my cards copied onto a drive, originally from SxS cards.

    However, when I try this process I can only get the full res media AMA linked or/and consolidated. Does this process only work straight from the card/disc?

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