Maybe obvious to most here but I was surprised (and excited!) to learn today that it is possible to roundtrip from Avid to Resolve via AMA, without the need for the $495 DNxHD license from Davinci. For those wondering, here are the steps:
1. Link to AMA files/volumes (in MC 5.5.3 for me)
2. Transcode (or not)..and edit.
3. Relink to AMA files (only if you cut with transcoded media)
4. Export AAF of sequence with 'link to media' selected from AAF options
5. Import/conform AAF/grade in Resolve
6. Render files from Davinci (I chose to render out Pro Res LT files for my test..)
7. Export AAF from Resolve session.
8. Import AAF in to MC - Sequence and clips from Resolve will appear (both sequence and clips will be offline).
9. Highlight clips and right click to 'link to ama Files' and navigate to your renders from resolve. New AMA clips will appear.
10. Now, highlight the original clips (not the new AMA clips) AND the sequence and then RELINK. In Relink dialogue, make sure All Available drives, Allow relinking of imported/AMA clips by source file name, any video format is selected. Make sure Relink only from current project is NOT selected.
And that's it! New relinked sequence is created that is now linked to your renders from Resolve.
NOTE: this workflow requires that your files have a TC track..for my test I used Alexa files.
Hope this is a help to someone.
Interesting that you got this to work. But I assume this is with QT outputs, not Avid MXF media, correct?We still haven't been able to automatically relink to the Resolve MXF files yet, so we've had to re-construct sequences by hand.
That is correct, QT output from Resolve, NOT MXF.
Dont you guys experience any gamma shifts when viewing the material in Avid after export (with prores or database mxf-import)? I do view in normal range in Davinci and set the source settings of the Avid imported files to normal.
I don't think this workflow is possible anymore. At least in Avid MC 6.5, you can't export an AAF with the 'link to media' option. It says this is not possible with AMA clips, which seems really silly to me. I wonder if I'm missing something.
Ah, figured it out, you have to click on AAF Edit Protocol and then you can make an AAF linked tio AMA files.
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