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  • Mon, Sep 24 2012 10:35 PM

    • janusz
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    2:1 SD QT AMA consolidate - repeatable FATAL_ERROR

    I've some footage encoded with the 2:1i Avid SD codec, encapsulated in a Quicktime file.  If I do a "Link to AMA file" all is well.  But if I then consolidate and load the consolidated clip "FATAL_ERROR" appears and the following message in the console:


    JPEG:Codec Decode Error -1

    Decode frame failed.

    CChannel: error: CMError_Codec, function Execute, line 284, internal codec error string: JPEG Error: SOI not Found

    DecodeFrame error: JPEG Error: SOI not Found

    PlayerHostThread::CheckForExceptions: Exception: FATAL_ERROR

    Exception caught in APlayer::Play - Exception: FATAL_ERROR



    This is completely reproducable.  I've had the problem on, also on 5.5.3 on 6 different machines (teaching at a film school at the moment and all of my students had the problem!)

    Steps to reproduce:

    i) Using Quicktime 7, export some footage with the Avid Meridian Compressed codec, RGB levels, 2:1i PAL, Millions of colours (no + to avoid having Alpha which blocks the AMA import as native and forces sample mode)

    ii) Link to AMA volume in a 50i project (same behaviour seen on other project types).  Load the footage-> all is well.

    iii) Consolidate.

    iv) Load the consolidated footage to the source monitor and go to the start and end frames.

    -> Fatal error (or consistency check error then fatal error) appears and the source monitor stays black

    The only workaround I've found is to use the 1:1x codec which takes a lot of space; I need a high quality SD codec that takes less space than 1:1.  In V6 I could probably use Prores HQ, but I want to maintain media compatibilty with V5 and earlier, and maintain the transparency of a native codec that I can consolidate.

    Any ideas, workarounds, or otherwise can anyone else reproduce this so that it can be escalated as a bug ?  I have seen no mention in the readme files of subsequent releases that it has been fixed anywhere.


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  • Tue, Sep 25 2012 1:44 AM In reply to

    • Chepal
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    Re: 2:1 SD QT AMA consolidate - repeatable FATAL_ERROR

    hi janusz,

    why not a straight import - it will be fast_import into a sd_25i_project.

    maybe not, if your colorspace is rgb?

    i have some meridien_2:1_clips on my scsi_raid, but can't check these at the moment - it's too late.


    mac_mc_8, fibre, sata, scsi [view my complete system specs]

    peace from germany

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