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  • Fri, Jan 13 2012 12:37 AM

    Metafuze crash - how do I make an AFE now??!

    Hi,

    I've just done a long-ass transcode to DNxHD36 (40) and had Metafuze crash before i could kick out an AFE.  How can I create an AFE for the transcode I have just done?  Metafuze seems to have no memory of the fact that I've done it and the only saved version I had was after an earlier crash and barely contains any "done" files.  Please tell me I don't have to re-transcode the whole bunch just to get an AFE??

    If this is the case I know I can just grab the clips from the media tool but will this harm my chances of creating an EDL after the offline to send to a grade?  Do I need to manually add more information to the Avid clips?  What steps should I take to make sure I can create an EDL of my final sequence (DNxHD36 offline) that will re-link to the .R3D files in a grade? 

    This is the first time I've done anything RED based so I'm a little unsure of what needs to get done.  I planned to; Transcode in Metafuze > AFE > Relink > Edit > Export EDL > Wash hands of job.  Does this sound correct? 

    Any help would be muchly appreciated

    Cheers,

    Andi

    PS - Metafuze 2.5 and Media Composer 4.0.5 on an HP Z400 under Vista64

    HP Z400 Quad core 2.66 GHz Nvidia Geforce GTS250 1GB 16GB RAM 128GB SSD boot drive M Audio Audiophile 192 soundcard 2x KRK Rokit RPG2 powered monitors... [view my complete system specs]
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  • Fri, Jan 13 2012 6:58 AM In reply to

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    Re: Metafuze crash - how do I make an AFE now??!

    Just grab the clips from Media Tool. All you need is RED file names (which should be saved in Name and Tape column in master clips) and TC. Check if you have these two things and you will be able to export the needed EDL after you are done with your work.

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  • Fri, Jan 13 2012 12:43 PM In reply to

    Re: Metafuze crash - how do I make an AFE now??!

    Thanks for your reply.  If this is the case, what is the benefit of creating an ALE for your Avid project as opposed to just dragging in the clips?

    Cheers,

    Andi

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  • Fri, Jan 13 2012 1:03 PM In reply to

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    Re: Metafuze crash - how do I make an AFE now??!

    Don't know if there will be any additional useful metadata carried over with ALE. For EDL I have only needed original filenames and timecode so far.

     

    Cheers

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  • Sun, Jan 15 2012 5:57 PM In reply to

    Re: Metafuze crash - how do I make an AFE now??!

    You probably meant "ALE" not "AFE" in your first post.

    I like creating an ALE instead of using Media Tool because it's quick and clean. You load the ALE in MC, the clips are all in the bin, all you have to do is to relink them to the media. You can always create an ALE after the fact, you don't need to transcode the media again. Just load your MetaFuze XML project file, select all transcodes and make the ALE.

    Igor Ridanovic

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  • Sun, Jan 15 2012 8:21 PM In reply to

    Re: Metafuze crash - how do I make an AFE now??!

    Hi Igor,

    The problem I had was that the XML project file related to a version of the project that had not fully transcoded so when I load it back in the clips are still only half done.  Does that matter?  I tried just bringing in the .R3D files again to make an ALE (that is what I meant!) but the function is greyed out.  Metafuze crashed before I had a chance to save a fully transcoded version.  Is there some other way I can get to that ALE?  Thanks for your help and as a side note, thanks for all the tutorials you contribute, you've helped a lot with my DS based questions over the years.

    Cheers,

    Andi

    HP Z400 Quad core 2.66 GHz Nvidia Geforce GTS250 1GB 16GB RAM 128GB SSD boot drive M Audio Audiophile 192 soundcard 2x KRK Rokit RPG2 powered monitors... [view my complete system specs]
  • Mon, Jan 16 2012 7:28 PM In reply to

    Re: Metafuze crash - how do I make an AFE now??!

    I am pretty certain you don't need to actually transcode anything in order to make an ALE file. You just need to scan your media again and reconstruct the project, or load the half finished XML.


    Either way, multiple select all the transcodes, whether finished or not, and create an ALE. If for some reason MetaFuze is getting confused by the half finished transcodes I'd rebuild the project from scratch as described above, add transcodes, select them all and create the ALE.

    Igor Ridanovic

    www.HDhead.com

  • Tue, Jan 17 2012 2:45 PM In reply to

    Re: Metafuze crash - how do I make an AFE now??!

    Thanks,

    I'll give that a shot.

    Cheers,

    Andi

    HP Z400 Quad core 2.66 GHz Nvidia Geforce GTS250 1GB 16GB RAM 128GB SSD boot drive M Audio Audiophile 192 soundcard 2x KRK Rokit RPG2 powered monitors... [view my complete system specs]
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