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  • Wed, Mar 30 2011 7:02 PM

    relinking from SD cards

    I recorded my thesis short film on a Sony NX5 and this is my first time using SD cards.  Usually I capture all my footage in the lowest quality possible, and then batch capture/relink the footage at the highest quality.  Is it easy to do this with footage from SD cards considering all the footage is labeled 00012.MTS, 00048.MTS, 00121.MTS etc?  Also, keep in mind that I have four folders of raw footage, so there are four 00001.MTS's 00002.MTS's and so on.


    I am currently importing in DNxHD 36.  It is still taking a while, but is obviously faster than before.  I just want to make sure that I can definitely upgrade formats when I am done editing before I import it all at low quality.


    Lastly, when I do upgrade the quality of the footage, is DNxHD 175 X the best or is there something else I should use?

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  • Thu, Mar 31 2011 1:25 PM In reply to

    Re: relinking from SD cards


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  • Fri, Apr 1 2011 5:35 PM In reply to

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    Re: relinking from SD cards

    If you're using AMA to bring the material into the Avid and then transcoding it will be easy to relink to your original clips and then transcode to DNx175.  If you're importing, you'll probably need to bring in each clip in it's entirety at a higher resolution if there's no timecode attached to the clip.  I'd suggest doing a test on a couple of clips before you're too far gone.

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  • Fri, Apr 1 2011 7:13 PM In reply to

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    Re: relinking from SD cards

    I think the best bit of advice I got when planning an ama type work flow is :

    first copy all the raw files onto a drive

    in avid 'link to the AMA volumes' and then trascode all the clips into an avid codec on the same drive(if possible), as high a quality as you need to deliver your final product.

    Then trascode them again into a lower resolution on another drive and remove the first, higher quality volumes from the avid there by keeping the RAW files and high res avid encoded ones safe from the projects

    . then when you need the full res version, mount the high res drive and disconnect the low res one and avid will relink nicely to the high res avid clips.

    If you feel you need to retain the link to the ama raw files I believe you can do this by selecting relink and check the box allow relinking to ama files.

    jobs a good un


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