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  • Sat, Dec 2 2017 8:13 PM

    • Monter
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    No linking, only import

    I can't use linking, MCF wants to import video and audio (any) files. Doesn't metter the format of files. Project format is locked to 720x486@29,97 (NTSC) but I use 25fps. How to change the project format and enable linking?

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  • Sat, Dec 2 2017 8:20 PM In reply to

    Re: No linking, only import

    Hi,

    Monter:
    I can't use linking

    Can't use linking why? What happens when you try that's keeping linking from working?

    Monter:
    Project format is locked to 720x486@29,97 (NTSC) but I use 25fps. How to change the project format and enable linking?

    If First works like the full version, you can't switch a project from 29.97 to 25. If you work in 25, you need to create a 25 project.

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  • Sat, Dec 2 2017 9:44 PM In reply to

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    Re: No linking, only import

    camoscato:
    Can't use linking why? What happens when you try that's keeping linking from working?

    MCF wants to import files.

    camoscato:
    If First works like the full version, you can't switch a project from 29.97 to 25. If you work in 25, you need to create a 25 project.

    How to create a project other then NTSC? Every projects I try to create are NTSC by default and no options to change the format. Every clip i try to load must be imported not linked, so no prompt to change format if place in sequence (as in videos Get Started Fast) because they're NTSC already (after import).

    I'm confused.

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  • Sun, Dec 3 2017 7:21 AM In reply to

    Re: No linking, only import

    Monter:
    How to create a project other then NTSC? Every projects I try to create are NTSC by default and no options to change the format.

    According to this link, you should be able to create PAL SD, 720, or 1080 projects. Can you post a screen shot of your select project window?

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  • Sun, Dec 3 2017 9:41 AM In reply to

    Re: No linking, only import

    Looks like an invalid character in the file path as listed

    /media Composer | First/

    Try removing the |

     

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  • Sun, Dec 3 2017 10:17 AM In reply to

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    Re: No linking, only import

    Tried different clips, different paths, MCF always wants to import.

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  • Sun, Dec 3 2017 3:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: No linking, only import

    Here you are.

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  • Sun, Dec 3 2017 6:48 PM In reply to

    Re: No linking, only import

    Hmmmm. The only other thing I can think of is to look at the Format tab of the Project window to see what's available. I'm sorry, but hopefully another MC-First user will come along with more information about how to create a 25 fps project.

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  • Mon, Dec 4 2017 5:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: No linking, only import

    I watched Tutorials from Avid site. I think if linking works I could change format and rate. Format tab: 

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  • Wed, Dec 6 2017 4:03 AM In reply to

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    Re: No linking, only import

    by chance is it iphone foottage?

     

    what happen if you let it import?

  • Wed, Dec 6 2017 6:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: No linking, only import

    tommix:
    by chance is it iphone foottage?

    No, I try footage downloaded from link in my avid account, same as used in video tutorials (Inside The Edit).

    tommix:
    what happen if you let it import?

    Footage importing to disk normaly but as NTSC. I can't change format and rate. Project format is NTSC by default and is locked but i need PAL or HD 25fps. Look at my screens posted above.

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    Re: No linking, only import

    Monter....

    Have you read the user guide....  page 23 is where you want to start. The format tab is important here....

    http://resources.avid.com/SupportFiles/attach/MC_FirstUserGuide.pdf

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  • Thu, Dec 7 2017 5:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: No linking, only import

    Marianna:

    Monter....

    Have you read the user guide....  page 23 is where you want to start. The format tab is important here....

    http://resources.avid.com/SupportFiles/attach/MC_FirstUserGuide.pdf

    Marianna

     

    Followed the guide, and: no preview in Source Browser works, can't drag any clip into source monitor, linking doesn't work, only import. Discovered if I click Import in lower left corner of Source Browser dialog box opens and I can choose default project raster and rate, can't change it in the future, only once for ever. I need to do it just after first open a Source Browser.

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