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  • Tue, Feb 28 2012 7:27 PM

    Drop XDCAM HD MXF into Avid MediaFiles folder

    I know this is a little strange, why does dropping XDCAM HD MXF files into the Avid MediaFiles folder not allow you to use the media tool to drag-n-drop clips into a bin? It is that the Sony generated MXF files are not Op1a, even though XDCAM HD is natively supported? I've played with a clip generated by the BlackMagic Design Hyperdeck Shuttle, and this works perfectly, but I bet that's because the BMD Hyperdeck is generating Op1a MXF files.

    Using MC 5.5.3.2

    Just curious,

     

    --G

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  • Tue, Feb 28 2012 7:32 PM In reply to

    Re: Drop XDCAM HD MXF into Avid MediaFiles folder

    AFAIK it's because XDCAM HD files carry multiple tracks of audio and one video track all in a single MXF file, whereas Avid stores each track separately.

    You can do a (fast) import, which only demultiplexes the tracks and carries them over into Avid MXF media containers.

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  • Tue, Feb 28 2012 7:53 PM In reply to

    Re: Drop XDCAM HD MXF into Avid MediaFiles folder

    Yeah, I currently do a (fast) import. I was hoping for an even faster import! Big Smile

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  • Thu, Mar 1 2012 8:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: Drop XDCAM HD MXF into Avid MediaFiles folder

    ...faster than AMA?! 

    Or do you need to import the regular way? In that case I just drag&drop the XDCamHD file directly to the bin (control the media creation settings first).

     

    Best regards,

     

    Kristina

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  • Thu, Mar 1 2012 8:45 PM In reply to

    Re: Drop XDCAM HD MXF into Avid MediaFiles folder

    AMA, for my usage, is limited. I use up to 12 - 13 discs all at once, multicam group clips. AMA is a large drag on cpu cycles with just 1 or 2 discs, when I have 12, forget it. What I do is the following:

    FTP clips to a workspace on our EditShare (like a Unity). OVer a Gig switch, this only takes 21 minutes per 23GB disc. I then import (fast import) into a bin, which is only a few mintues per disc. I can have 12 hours of full XDCAM HD resolution imported and ready for editing in about 6 - 7 hours. In my book, that's awesome fast.

    I was hoping to cut out the import step, and just ftp directly into the Avid MediaFiles folder structure. It was a nice thought while it lasted Wink

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