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  • Sun, Jun 18 2017 6:42 PM

    • dmfreeman
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    m2t HDV 1440 X 1080 29.97 files How To Import

    As the subject header states, I have a number of digitized files in the above format that I would to link to a project.  Thus far I have not been able to do so.  Any ideas on how to accomplish this?

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  • Sun, Jun 18 2017 7:03 PM In reply to

    Re: m2t HDV 1440 X 1080 29.97 files How To Import

    What's the format/frame rate of the project, and what happens when you try to link to the footage?

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  • Sun, Jun 18 2017 7:29 PM In reply to

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    Re: m2t HDV 1440 X 1080 29.97 files How To Import

    Hi Carl,

    I set up an HD NTSC 1920X1080 29.97 project.  When I attempted to link via the source browser, the error was that the files could not be linked.  I have a hunch that the project creation is the issue here.  The m2t files are 1440X1080 29.97fps.  What do I need to do?

    Thanks,
    Denny

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  • Sun, Jun 18 2017 8:53 PM In reply to

    Re: m2t HDV 1440 X 1080 29.97 files How To Import

    This one of VERY rare cases where the old "import" option is the way to go.  It won't link to raw HDV unless you purchase and install third-party software.

    HDV gets weird due to its non-square-pixel formatting, so bear with me...

    Before you start Avid, DISCONNECT any video I/O hardware if you're using any.

    Now, open MC and your project.  Go to the project settings window, and change the project raster to 1440x1080.  IMPORT the files - they should fast-import (you might also need to change to 1080i59.94 - I'm not sure, I forget).

    Now, you can exit the software, reconnect your hardware, change back to 1920x1080, and proceed.

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  • Mon, Jun 19 2017 10:04 AM In reply to

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    Re: m2t HDV 1440 X 1080 29.97 files How To Import

    You were spot-on with your assessment.  The files did fast import without issue.  I left the project raster at 1920 X 1080 just as it was, the the issue is resolved.  I would have prefered linking and transcoding, but . . .

    Thanks so much,

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  • Mon, Jun 19 2017 12:15 PM In reply to

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    Re: m2t HDV 1440 X 1080 29.97 files How To Import

    dmfreeman:

     I would have prefered linking and transcoding, but . . .

    You can always transcode the fast imported media to a better codec , gives you better quality imho

     

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  • Mon, Jun 19 2017 1:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: m2t HDV 1440 X 1080 29.97 files How To Import

    Hi Tomas,

    Thanks for the tip.   I will try that this evening and see if it makes a difference.

    Denny

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    Re: m2t HDV 1440 X 1080 29.97 files How To Import

    You´re welcome Denny , it´s about the same as when you capture tapes , SD or HDV , you almost never edit and render in that ( low ) quality .

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  • Mon, Jun 19 2017 2:29 PM In reply to

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    Re: m2t HDV 1440 X 1080 29.97 files How To Import

    Linking and transcoding would have made your workflow with m2t files the same as working with most of your other media files. This was the reason why I was looking for an AMA plugin for m2t. The good news is that the fast import of m2t just re-wraps the media so there is absolutely no generation loss. Once it's in, as Tomas mentions, you can transcode it to whatever you like to improve editing performance and to reduced subsequent generation loss, presumably.

    I would like to see if a batch import would work in the case where you trashed your imported m2t files and needed to re-import them - would it link correctly to existing master clips? Hopefully - I've never tested this but I will now that you've reminded me about this issue - lol

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  • Mon, Jun 19 2017 3:03 PM In reply to

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    Re: m2t HDV 1440 X 1080 29.97 files How To Import

    I just did a quick test and batch re-importing works very well in two ways - either clicking on the clips or on the sequence that contains the offline clips... The method of selecting the sequence actually generates new master clips - interesting but very workable). 

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