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  • Sun, Oct 29 2017 11:34 PM

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    Importing & Exporting with best resolution for 1920x1080 videos & photos

    Hello, 

    I'm fairly new to avid , and would like to know the best options when it comes to importing and exporting high resolution videos and photos to get the highest quality results. I am using avid media composer 8.9.2.

    I have a canon 5D mark IV, and I am using a mac, and the videos I have taken are at 1920x1080.. I have tried multiple options in the settings as I am importing files, and have found that they are still not as clear when they are imported, as well as when I export the videos. 

    As of right now, when I am creating my project, my format is at 1080p/50 (with the raster dimension at 1920x1080). 

    As I am importing my files, I have tried many different settings but I have still not reached an image that is identical to the resolution of the original video. 

    I would like to know the best options for importing settings (such as resolution, image, shot log.. etc). Also, I would like to know the best settings to use as I am exporting as I want the end results to be the highest resolution possible!

    Sorry for sounding like such a newbie, and thank you in advance! 

     

  • Mon, Oct 30 2017 5:54 AM In reply to

    Re: Importing & Exporting with best resolution for 1920x1080 videos & photos

    NM:
    As I am importing my files, I have tried many different settings but I have still not reached an image that is identical to the resolution of the original video. 

    Just to make sure we're talking about the same thing, when you say "importing" do you mean you went to File > Import and then navigated to your clips, or did you link to the clips and bring them in that way?

     

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  • Mon, Oct 30 2017 12:35 PM In reply to

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    Re: Importing & Exporting with best resolution for 1920x1080 videos & photos

    I mean that I have went to file, input media, then have clicked import. I am wondering what best options and settings would be for importing my 1920x1080 videos. 

  • Tue, Oct 31 2017 6:57 AM In reply to

    Re: Importing & Exporting with best resolution for 1920x1080 videos & photos

    You get to choose a resolution when you import. The highest quality choice is 1:1 MXF. I'd try that and see how it looks.

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  • Tue, Oct 31 2017 8:41 AM In reply to

    Re: Importing & Exporting with best resolution for 1920x1080 videos & photos

    Generally I teach that importing is only useful in limited circumstances and should be considered a legacy ingest option.

    AMA link is the more flexible ingest method.

    With AMA link you access the source files direct and can manipluate how you handle them before you then choose to transcode or consolidate them.

    As said the import or transcode process is what locks in the resolution and quality. And choosing the correct codec and datarate is important.

    Also within MC you are viewing via the quality setting in the timeline and limited to the source record windows unless you have an external monitor and external I/O

    And you also have to configure and make the right export choices to be sure the export isn't limiting quality.

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  • Wed, Feb 28 2018 9:58 PM In reply to

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    Re: Importing & Exporting with best resolution for 1920x1080 videos & photos

    On a related issue, I recently AMA linked to 4K/29.97 files and built a sequence in a 720/59.94 project (DVCProHD). After transcoding to project settings, the image detail loss on the 4K footage was significant and looked noticeably worse next to 720 scenes. I'm used to seeing great results on an end-to-end 720 workflow, but this project really suffered with the addition of this new 4k footage. 

    I'm curious if you have any thoughts on how this loss could be explained.

     

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