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  • Thu, Nov 7 2019 6:26 PM In reply to

    Re: Two Avid Generic Plug-Ins competing to link A7s footage

    Hello there, any answer to this yet? I got some Iphone Footage to transcode and Avid gives me two codec options, one is teh Avid Generic and the second is Quicktime and H264. which one do I need to link and transcode to in order to do it properly, also for online? Thanks a lot. 

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    Re: Two Avid Generic Plug-Ins competing to link A7s footage

    insch:
    Those versions of the clips are one frame longer than the 'Avid Generic 2.6' plug-in versions of the same clip.
    I documented the 1-frame off error in the Generic plug-in quite a long time ago (it showed up when linking using QT vs. linking with the generic plug-in for XAVC-S media). If they fixed the plug-in to account for the frame error, then older media won't relink with the newer plug-in as it's all off by 1 frame, and if the length doesn't match up it won't relink.

    For myself I'm going to switch to either the Nablet plug-in or the Drastic.TV plug-in (this one says it supports HEVC as well).

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  • Fri, Nov 8 2019 2:35 PM In reply to

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    Re: Two Avid Generic Plug-Ins competing to link A7s footage

    Avid Generic with H.264 is faster (playback, transcode) than QuickTime, but, beside the relink problem just described, there is also, at least from my own testing, a subtle quality problem with the Avid Generic that does not exist with QT. One of the symptoms is more banding in subtle tone gradations, due to uneven levels mapping (I've an outstanding case for this). So I use one or the other depending if I need speed or quality Wink

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