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  • Tue, Aug 21 2012 7:51 AM

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    Partial importing?

    Hi,

    I couldn't find an answer among already existing posts, but please forgive me if I'm duplicating question.

    I am wondering if it's possible to import only a certain selection of a media file? I've got these GoPro Hero 2 files and each is like 30 minuts long. I've read on the forum there is nothing we can do about 5 - 10 hours importing time, but I thought maybe I could only import a part of it as I don't need the whole clip. I used GoPro footage as an example but my question is general: can I import just a selected segment of a file?

    Thanks for your help in advance!

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    Re: Partial importing?

    karols66:
    I am wondering if it's possible to import only a certain selection of a media file?

    An interesting question, which is actually the main topic in a new tutorial I hope to have finished by tomorrow morning.

    Take a look at this thread that I started yesterday, and see if it sound interesting to you.

    http://community.avid.com/forums/t/112025.aspx

    I do not have any GoPro files to test with this method.

    Is it possible for you to send me a short example (say 10 seconds long) of a raw file from your camera?

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  • Tue, Aug 21 2012 9:48 AM In reply to

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    Re: Partial importing?

    Thanks Douglas! 
    The thread sounds like exactly what I need. I am looking forward to see your tutorial, hope it'd be released soon. 

    I have a 10 second file I can send you , but there seems to be a problem when I try to upload it to the website's inner email system. It sais I can only upload certain format files and MP4 is apparantely not one of them. Could you send me your email address or suggest how can I share the file with you?

    Thanks a lot again!

     

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    Re: Partial importing?

    Sorry,

    I should have included my email address in my previous post.

    It is

    douglas@gaijin-eyes.com

    Looking forward to getting a file from you

    Regards,
    Douglas

     

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  • Tue, Aug 21 2012 8:21 PM In reply to

    Re: Partial importing?

    My solution is to

    open the file in QTPro or MPEG Streamclip

    Mark In/Out for the section I want.

    If using QTPro, I can just use "Save As..." and I usually give it some descriptive name that keeps it tied to the original clip.

    If using MPEG Streamclip, I export it as a QT file with a DNx codec.  

    Then Import those sections into Avid.  

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    Re: Partial importing?

    Karol,

    I got your file and tested it.

    First of all, it shows upside down on my computer here (I will try it on another computer later today)
    Upside down video can mean I have a codec missing, or you have used FFDShow on your computer.

    But it was no trouble, Avid FX can easily fix the problem.

    The editing, converting and importing all worked correctly.
    So your file is no problem.

    I used to use Kenton's method with Quicktime Pro until about 2 months ago.
    In fact , that is the method I use in my DSLR Tutorial from about 2 years ago.
    If you want to watch that video you can see it  HERE
    This is the method that I have now changed.

    Regards,
    Douglas

     

    PS. Thanks for sending the file

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    Re: Partial importing?

    drbgaijin:
    Upside down video can mean I have a codec missing,

    Karol,

    I don't have the codec needed on this computer.

    I will try again soon on my office computer.
    Your computer should have no trouble as you will have the GoPro provided codecs installed.

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  • Wed, Aug 22 2012 8:27 AM In reply to

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    Re: Partial importing?

    drbgaijin:

    First of all, it shows upside down on my computer here (I will try it on another computer later today)
    Upside down video can mean I have a codec missing, or you have used FFDShow on your computer.

     

     

    Hi Douglas,

    First, I'm sorry for all your hustle with the codecs and all. I just forgot to mension: the person who's got the GoPro on helmet in the footage has simply had it upside down, so there is no problem with the footage itself, or your codecs.

    I'm glad it works, and I'm looking forward to see the tutorial!

    Thanks for your help.

     

    All the best!

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    Re: Partial importing?

    karols66:

    drbgaijin:

    First of all, it shows upside down on my computer here (I will try it on another computer later today)
    Upside down video can mean I have a codec missing, or you have used FFDShow on your computer.

    First, I'm sorry for all your hustle with the codecs and all. I just forgot to mension: the person who's got the GoPro on helmet in the footage has simply had it upside down, so there is no problem with the footage itself, or your codecs.

    I like this ... Big Smile

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  • Wed, Aug 22 2012 8:33 AM In reply to

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    Re: Partial importing?

    Kenton.VanNatten:

    My solution is to

    open the file in QTPro or MPEG Streamclip

    Mark In/Out for the section I want.

    If using QTPro, I can just use "Save As..." and I usually give it some descriptive name that keeps it tied to the original clip.

    If using MPEG Streamclip, I export it as a QT file with a DNx codec.  

    Then Import those sections into Avid.  

     

    Thanks for that advise Kenton!

    I will try this method .

     

    Also if it's about original GoPro footage, I found the software called GoPro CineForm Studio that cuts GoPro footage only. It is a way to cut your clips, but it converts it to either .mov or .avi

    Anyway, if someone thinks this could be useful it's on their official website.

     

    Thanks again!

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