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  • Wed, May 3 2017 12:24 PM

    Mixing DNX codecs on same timeline

    Hello,

    Is it possible to mix video footage with two different codecs on the same timeline in Avid V.8? So mixing DNX-HD 175, DNX-HD 175X and DNX-HD 36 - would there be any problems?

    Thanks!

    Michael

  • Wed, May 3 2017 1:03 PM In reply to

    Re: Mixing DNX codecs on same timeline

    Yes, no problem – you can mix these differnt bitrates and resolutions.

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  • Wed, May 3 2017 1:06 PM In reply to

    Re: Mixing DNX codecs on same timeline

    The downside will be that when you export, a Same As Source export will be slower as it will require transcoding.

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  • Wed, May 3 2017 1:16 PM In reply to

    Re: Mixing DNX codecs on same timeline

    Thanks for your response. What codec will it transcode to? What will the 'same as source' codec be?

  • Wed, May 3 2017 2:37 PM In reply to

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    Re: Mixing DNX codecs on same timeline

    system will ask upon export.

    default suggestion is 115/120.

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  • Wed, May 3 2017 3:50 PM In reply to

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    Re: Mixing DNX codecs on same timeline

    Job ter Burg:

    The downside will be that when you export, a Same As Source export will be slower as it will require transcoding.

    My experience / understanding of Same As Source is different.  It may not be correct.

    I have seen and been told that if you have mixed codecs in a sequence and do a SAS export, Avid looks at the first codec and assumes that is the codec for all clips.  It then flags the resulting file as such.  But the actual media inside can be changing from clip to clip.

    When this is the case, third party aps can get very confused.  Resolve can acutally show certain clip as Media Unavailable.

    Now, this is all said as of MC 8.5.3.  I have not upgraded past there yet so things may be different.

    Also, I am NOT describing what happens in an AMA File Export. 

    So it would be good to find out what is really going on here.

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