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  • Fri, Dec 7 2012 1:03 PM

    • Mario
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    GoPro Workflow

    Hi everyone, 

    I guess I have two questions regarding GOPRO... I'm currently receiving 300 hours of GoPro footage shot on 1080p 30NTSC. I'll be working on Avid Media Composer 6.5.  In the past, whenever I've received Gopro material, I would simply AMA link and then transcode the footage to a lower resolution to work with. Although, whenever I begin to Uprez the gopro footage, the footage will change tape names after the decomp stage of the Upres. I then cut in the individual clips in via Time Code (not very efficient but it works.)  Is there a work around to this? 

    Since there is a massive amount of material on my upcoming project, what would be the best workflow for ingesting lots of gopro footage into Avid?  Should I lay off to tape and ingest in order to avoid the first problem? 

     

    Any inputs would help. 

    Thanks

    Mario

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  • Fri, Dec 7 2012 5:07 PM In reply to

    Re: GoPro Workflow

    You should be able to AMA link the GoPro footage. Transcode to offline. Edit. The re-mount the AMA volumes and then re-link the sequence to the AMA sources (this may require manually taing the transcoded media offline for that step until such time that Avid give us a user control over forcing links to AMA only)

    I demonstrate these steps in VETs Avid media managment course and we use it in post on a daily process.

    But you need to test it and be sure it works for you before you rely on it1

     

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  • Fri, Dec 7 2012 5:46 PM In reply to

    • Mario
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    Re: GoPro Workflow

    Thank you for the input. The only problem I come across the workflow you mentioned, is when I decompose the sequence in order to uprez my material, it seems that some Gopro clips will randomly change clip names. I then have to locate the correct GoPro clip and eye-match it in order to get the right clip in place. Unfortunately the problem doesn't end there... when I consolidate my media over to the drive, all but the gopro consolidate. The gopro material will give me this error:  

    "Some of the items selected for Consolidate contained foreign compression types, which could not be consolidated. See the Console for details. To consolidate clips, please transcode them to a natice compression type first."

    Transcoding will then generate new clips which I have to cut in anyways. 

     

    Pat Horridge:

    Transcode to offline. Edit. The re-mount the AMA volumes and then re-link the sequence to the AMA sources (this may require manually taing the transcoded media offline for that step until such time that Avid give us a user control over forcing links to AMA only)

     

    I'm a little confused at your process here. Do you mean - AMA linking the individual gopro files at the upres stage and then relinking them to the sequence? 

     

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  • Fri, Dec 7 2012 5:58 PM In reply to

    Re: GoPro Workflow

    Why decompose the sequence? You don;t need to just make a copy and work with that.

    You can't consolidate non native resolutions so you need to Transcode those. (again asked Avid for an option to consolidate what can be consolidated and for clips that can't then Transcode but for now you have to do it as two steps)

    Consolidating the sequence and then transcoding the remaining (if you select a resolution that matches the consolidated media you can skip those clips) sequence will do the transcodes in sequence so no cutting in needed.

    No at the final uprez stage we are re-mounting the AMA sources (into a new bin if need be) to be sue they are all accessible to MC and then re-linking the sequence.

    I only ever have to manually re-cut in clips if I have an odd error and that would be just a few clips at a time.

    If you get AMA workflows to work right it's really quick and really easy.

     

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  • Fri, Dec 7 2012 6:29 PM In reply to

    Re: GoPro Workflow

    I would just import the clips (the old-fashioned way) at whatever low-res, do the cut, then Batch Import on the final Seq to up-res.  

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  • Fri, Dec 7 2012 6:48 PM In reply to

    • Mario
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    Re: GoPro Workflow

    Kenton.VanNatten:

    I would just import the clips (the old-fashioned way) at whatever low-res, do the cut, then Batch Import on the final Seq to up-res.  

     

    That would be amazing, but the problem is storage and time - I have up to 600hours worth of footage. Importing will take a very very very long time. Plus, when it comes to Upres, the batch-imports will import all of the media. Since we are outputting to DNXHD 220X, a 1 hour clip can take up as much as a 200 gigs worth of space. 

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  • Fri, Dec 7 2012 6:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: GoPro Workflow

    Pat Horridge:

    Consolidating the sequence and then transcoding the remaining (if you select a resolution that matches the consolidated media you can skip those clips) sequence will do the transcodes in sequence so no cutting in needed.

    No at the final uprez stage we are re-mounting the AMA sources (into a new bin if need be) to be sue they are all accessible to MC and then re-linking the sequence.

     

    Sorry to be a bother... when you mention "consolidating and then transcoding the sequence" at what point do I do this? Do I Cons/Trans at my lower resolution sequence after I place it in my 1080 59 project for Upres? And then Relink to my original media files? 

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  • Mon, Jun 3 2013 8:41 AM In reply to

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    Re: GoPro Workflow

    The most compatible video codec for Avid editing is DNxHD. You can have a try to trenscode your GoPro videos to DNxHD MOV. It will be easier for you to edit the videos in Avid.

    Here is a tutorial for you:

    http://www.brorsoft.com/how-to/convert-transfer-gopro-hero3-mp4-files-to-avid-media-composer6-mac.html

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