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  • Fri, Jun 29 2012 5:56 PM

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    2GB AVI file limit.

    Isn't time this issue was fixed in MC. A modern professional NLE should be able to work with OpenDML AVI files, especially as linking to AMA does not allow the use of Quicktime Reference files. I like to export using the Xvid codec when I need a fast export, directly from MC but find longer videos, at the highest quality settings, hit this ridiculous 2GB limit, a relic from 90's video help forums. Move into the 21st century Avid, this is a very old issue.

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  • Fri, Jun 29 2012 8:13 PM In reply to

    Re: 2GB AVI file limit.

    Funny how you mention a "relic from the '90s" while praising .avi.  

    v-block:
    AMA does not allow the use of Quicktime Reference

    If you use Video/Audio Mixdowns you can get around that.

     

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  • Mon, Jul 2 2012 5:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: 2GB AVI file limit.

    Are you saying a Video/Audio Mixdown will allow the export of QTR files or allow the export of an AVI larger than 2GB.

    Of course I meant that a 2GB avi export limit is a relic from the 90's. This was fixed in most serious software and freeware a long time ago. Is there a good reason why Avid has retained this limitation besides pretending that avi never existed. This limitation prevents the full use of some very useful export options on a PC and that makes me think it is an MAC V PC thing.

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  • Mon, Jul 2 2012 5:49 PM In reply to

    Re: 2GB AVI file limit.

    v-block:
    Are you saying a Video/Audio Mixdown will allow the export of QTR files

    Yes.

    v-block:
    or allow the export of an AVI larger than 2GB.

    No.  The limitation is the "type" of AVI that is used.  Avid uses AVI Type I, which as a 2GB limit.  

    v-block:
    Is there a good reason why Avid has retained this limitation besides pretending that avi never existed.
     I'm sure there is a good reason - I'm not a software developer.  I can tell you though that I have not had a request or need to work with .avi file since 1998.  Whenever a client asks me for an .avi, I always ask them what their reasoning is and try to steer them towards a more modern format.  If they still insist on .avi, then I export a QTref and convert to .avi using most any encoder.  

    v-block:
    This limitation prevents the full use of some very useful export options on a PC

    Export a QTref and convert to .avi (or anything you like) using a 3rd party encoder.  

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  • Mon, Jul 2 2012 6:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: 2GB AVI file limit.

    Kenton.VanNatten:
    I can tell you though that I have not had a request or need to work with .avi file since 1998.  Whenever a client asks me for an .avi, I always ask them what their reasoning is and try to steer them towards a more modern format.

    Likewise.

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  • Mon, Jul 2 2012 6:06 PM In reply to

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    Re: 2GB AVI file limit.

    The only reason I am asking is because I like using the Xvid codec for posting video on the web. It's a fair bit faster than Squeeze and exports directly from the MC timeline but recently some longer sequences hit this 2GB limit which I found hard to believe in 2012.

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