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  • Mon, Apr 9 2018 12:48 PM

    How to import DNxHD 185 X MXF files

     

    The video resolution of my MC Media Creation Settings for import is DNxHD 185 X MXF.

     

    I wish to import XAVC HD 1050i/50 Mbps files from my Sony Z90 into MC 2018.4.  

     

    (1) When I set Import Settings resolution (OMFI/AAF) to „Use the source file resolution“, the imported files become AVC LongGop 50 files.  

     

    (2) When I set Import Settings resolution (OMFI/AAF) to „Use the current import resolution“, the imported files become „DNxHD 185. 

     

    Import time with (1) is 2x faster faster than with (2). 

     

    Which Import Settings should I choose for best picture quality?

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  • Tue, Apr 10 2018 2:10 AM In reply to

    • cls105
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    Re: How to import DNxHD 185 X MXF files

    This doesnt sound like a good workflow to me.  Importing video seems outdated, i don't trust how it interprets footage, and its definitely not the fastest method.

    Use your source browser and link your clips. Newer versions of media composer will be able to link more types of video.

    Then transcode those files to the specs you want.

    Personally I usually check "keep source frame rate" and "keep resolution", it will transcode to dnxhr (and keep source resolution and fps)

     

    Your question makes it sound like you want to import clips that are already dnx185x clips.  In that scenario I would link, then consolidate.  Which I often do with prores clips.

     

    Now, if Media Composer can't link the clips your talking about.  My workflow would be to use ffmpeg (w/ anothergui), and make dnxrhr transcodes with that (it will keep the resolution and fps) then link and consolidate.  Why this extra step?  I don't really trust how media composer is interpretting my video files with the oldschool "import" method.

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  • Tue, Apr 10 2018 8:42 AM In reply to

    Re: How to import DNxHD 185 X MXF files

    +1.

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  • Tue, Apr 10 2018 12:16 PM In reply to

    Re: How to import DNxHD 185 X MXF files

    Thank you cls105.

    When I link and transcode to DNxHR HQX, the clip on the timeline has a mark "T" with a green dot on the video track. After rendering the green dot vanishes, the "T" remains. What does it mean?

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  • Tue, Apr 10 2018 3:29 PM In reply to

    • Joachim Claus
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    Re: How to import DNxHD 185 X MXF files

    Hi Roland,

    The "T" symbol represents the source setting Frameflex effect. It is an indication, that your current timeline setting is different from the linked/transcoded media, e.g. interlaced media in a progressive timeline, or different fps of clip and timeline. 

    Joachim

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  • Tue, Apr 10 2018 9:05 PM In reply to

    Re: How to import DNxHD 185 X MXF files

    Thank you, Joachim.

    So I just remove this effect. No problem.

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