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  • Sat, Dec 27 2014 11:12 PM

    • BarkinMadd
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    Anyone using Hamburg Media's AMA plugin for MPEG2 in MC 8.3

    I just tried the demo and my source monitor reads 'Wrong Format'

    Wish I'd tried this with a previous version of mc so to rule out my system. 

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  • Sun, Dec 28 2014 12:27 AM In reply to

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    Re: Anyone using Hamburg Media's AMA plugin for MPEG2 in MC 8.3

    hi steve,

    i just tried the demo version as well, accessed some vobs from a cd i had just burned, and it's working on my end with mc 8.3.

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  • Sun, Dec 28 2014 5:41 AM In reply to

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    Re: Anyone using Hamburg Media's AMA plugin for MPEG2 in MC 8.3

    Hi - thanks for trying. I grabbed some demo MPEG2 files from the Hamburg Media site and those worked just fine. Weird - the files that didn't work were the mt2 files generated by my FS-H200 recorder (records FireWire to flash media from my HDR-FX1 camera). And yet - MC will fast import those same files as HDV with no problems. Too bad because my only reason for considering the Hamburg Media plugin was to AMA those particular files. 

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  • Sun, Dec 28 2014 5:49 AM In reply to

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    Re: Anyone using Hamburg Media's AMA plugin for MPEG2 in MC 8.3

    Hi Steve, m2t files could be taken for avchd encoded files by the auto ama selector, did you test with manually selecting the hamburg plugin when ama linking.

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  • Sun, Dec 28 2014 12:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: Anyone using Hamburg Media's AMA plugin for MPEG2 in MC 8.3

    Hi Steve, just verified what you are seeing using an old Liquid EZ captured file .

    As you discovered it how about opening up a support ticket at Hamburg media .

     

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  • Sun, Dec 28 2014 3:16 PM In reply to

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    Re: Anyone using Hamburg Media's AMA plugin for MPEG2 in MC 8.3

    I sent an email to their sales@hamburgpromedia.com describing this issue. I didn't see a specific support option but I'll look again. 

    thanks

    add - their offices are closed until after New Years. 

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  • Sun, Dec 28 2014 8:01 PM In reply to

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    Re: Anyone using Hamburg Media's AMA plugin for MPEG2 in MC 8.3

    confirmation of the error with .m2t files.

    however, it works with .m2v files.

    could it be an audio issue?

     

    and as mentioned before, works fine with .vob

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  • Thu, Feb 11 2016 11:04 AM In reply to

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    Re: Anyone using Hamburg Media's AMA plugin for MPEG2 in MC 8.3

    BarkinMadd:

    I sent an email to their sales@hamburgpromedia.com describing this issue. I didn't see a specific support option but I'll look again. 

    thanks

    add - their offices are closed until after New Years. 

    Just revisiting this idea more than a year later... I never did hear back from Hamburg Pro Media on this. I may try it again. The thing is, even though fast import works, since I am using an AMA workflow for everything else I'd like to be consistent with how I store my original camera files (since I'm not ingesting HDV from tape any longer).

    *edit*

    I just sent an email to the folks at Hamburg Pro Media - Let's see if they respond this time. Their plugin is quite expensive for what it is and it doesn't even claim support for anything beyond Media Composer 7 - kind of looks like they don't really want our business anymore.

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  • Fri, Feb 12 2016 9:46 AM In reply to

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    Re: Anyone using Hamburg Media's AMA plugin for MPEG2 in MC 8.3

    Holy smokes! Here's the reply I received:

    "Thank you very much for your request.

    We are really sorry, but we have to inform you that the AMA plugins and its support are discontinued and no longer available.

    Kind regards, Branco Grentz

    Sales Manager / Prokurist"

     

    I can't tell you how pissed I'd be if I'd forked out $500 for this plugin only to discover that it won't be kept up-to-date with future versions of MC (plus they haven't resolved the issue of linking to 1080i59.94 HDV footage from what I understand).

    So we don't have a technical solution to AMA link to M2T HDV files unless Drastic's media reactor works (I had an email from them quite some time ago suggesting they were working on this - maybe I'll follow up with them...).

    Cheers

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  • Fri, Feb 12 2016 11:01 AM In reply to

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    Re: Anyone using Hamburg Media's AMA plugin for MPEG2 in MC 8.3

    I just downloaded the latest Media Reactor trial (SetupMRWS_Win64_5_0_246A) and if I rename my M2T files to MTS I can AMA link to them through Media Reactor in MC 8.5.

    The only problem now is that background transcoding does not appear to work. Foreground does. 

    This is with the trial version with watermarks and a 10 second limit - would have to get the fully functional trial to see how it fairs with much longer clips (to make sure there isn't something bogus about long clips, etc.).

    I also have an email into Drastic regarding their plans to release a $99 version of this plugin limited to just HDV the way they did for XAVC-S...

    Will report back if anyone is interested.

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  • Fri, Feb 12 2016 10:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: Anyone using Hamburg Media's AMA plugin for MPEG2 in MC 8.3

    Ah well - not so good with more than 10 seconds (funny that). It gets the audio completely screwed-up (at least as a fake mts or mpg - maybe there's another supported type that truly understands m2t format...)

    I was worth a try...

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  • Sun, Feb 14 2016 4:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: Anyone using Hamburg Media's AMA plugin for MPEG2 in MC 8.3

    This thread has lots of reads but no comments. Anyone out there AMA linking HDV footage?

    Anyone purchase Hamburg Pro Media AMA plugin who is now left holding the bag (is that what the kids are saying these days)?

    I will use an alternate workflow for HDV in the meantime.

    Cheers

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  • Thu, Sep 22 2016 9:50 AM In reply to

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    Re: Anyone using Hamburg Media's AMA plugin for MPEG2 in MC 8.3


    Hello.
    Hamburg has never been able to do it correctly, it's what I wrote in support. Moreover, their EASY MPEG plugin all the time hung Avid. Now they just closed and the site put up for sale.

    There are at least two ways to open the HDV and, in general, the MPEG-2 in Avid.

    The first is the good old transсode to MXF OP-Atom, which will then be placed in a new folder in Avid MediaFiles, and
    continue straight through the Media Tool.

    The second solution may probably be fitting Drastic MediaReactor Workstation. He
    adds compatibility with a huge number of formats in Avid through its plug-in. However, I have had problems with the footage, which was opened as the AMA through Drastic- frame dropping. However, this approach can be considered.

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  • Fri, Sep 23 2016 10:33 AM In reply to

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    Re: Anyone using Hamburg Media's AMA plugin for MPEG2 in MC 8.3

    Hi,

     

    you may consider cloud transcoding services. I did not check in detail if your input format/codec is well supported by them.

    Most of them charge by the minute of material to encode and one of the benefits is super quick encoding time.

    Just to name some of them:

    Sorensons Media

    Amazon Elastic Transcoder

    Telestream Cloud offers also ProRes as output format.

    Bitmovin.com if you are looking for web formats as output format.

    There are many more.

    I am not affiliated with these companies.

    I think it is important to also look for fast file transfer services. Some of them offer regional data center locations to allow quicker transfers. Some offer file transfer optimization tools in their packages.

     

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  • Fri, Sep 23 2016 11:58 AM In reply to

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    Re: Anyone using Hamburg Media's AMA plugin for MPEG2 in MC 8.3

    This thread was resurrected after quite a dormant period. Kind of funny, really. Hamburg Media has basically closed its doors. Originally I was looking for an AMA solution for my HDV files so that I could use them with the same workflow as I do with my GoPro and X70 footage. Looks like my best bet is to accept the fact that fast import via Media Composer is the best workflow to deal with the HDV files and move on. 

    cheers

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