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    • cls105
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    Started w/ MC6 Scarlet AMA Transcode, want to relink Redcine MXF in mc5.5

    Started project in MC6 by transcoding red scarlet ama files

    Now i want to finish the project in MC5.5.3 but trying to relink higher res files from REDCINEX with no success.

    What is the best way to "online" or relink new higher res mxf files from red cine x in mc5.5.3 when i initially did ama transcode within mc6.  I've moved the mxf files into the avidmediafiles folder and it just doesnt want to link to them.  I guess i could always make quicktime files in redcine x and link to those ama files but i dont want to mess around with other codecs right now.

    thank you very much in advance

    cls

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  • Fri, May 25 2012 9:10 PM In reply to

    • hbrock
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    Re: Started w/ MC6 Scarlet AMA Transcode, want to relink Redcine MXF in mc5.5

    It's one of the "gotchas" with AMA, it doesn't translate well when going outside of Media Composer.  You can make a EDL (make sure the reel field is filled by the source field from the AMA clips) and conform it in REDCineX and send the resulting conformed sequence back into the Avid.  It will effectively be a single piece of media so you won't have handles and you'll probably need to add edits and replace effects, but it's easier than overcutting.  I haven't looked at REDCineX in a while, but there are some conforming options in it besides EDLs so there might be other ways to make it work.

    Probably not the best time for you to hear this to you but testing the whole workflow before you commence the project can help alleviate these surprises.

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