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  • Tue, Jul 3 2018 12:28 AM

    • Thomas
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    colorgrade customers projects without the need of export mediafiles

    H!
    I ve got a question, maybe someone can orientate us. Is it possible to use MediaCentral (Avid Everywhere) to colorgrade customers projects without the need of export mediafiles?

    Thank you Thomas

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    Thomas Poerschke, Editor & Colorist

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  • Tue, Jul 3 2018 3:24 PM In reply to

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    Re: colorgrade customers projects without the need of export mediafiles

    As far as I know, there is no mediacentral integration with Davinci Resolve, only Premiere via the mediacentral premiere pro connector panel. If you already have mediacentral, this is fairly easy to deploy for testing - you need to have some knowledge of generating and installing SSL certificates in order to make it work.  

     

    Note that for the premiere panel for mediacentral, any advanced workflows require Media Director/Mediacentral|Ingest/whatever it's called these days. This includes file re-wrap or transcode, and changing the storage lcoation. For edit-in-place (adobe linking to native avid mediafiles on ISIS), if your permissions are good and you are using sequences without complicated effects, it works pretty well out of the box.  

     

    there is also the baselight plugin for media composer/symphony, but that falls outside the mediacentral category.

    Dave

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    "A very big network"

     

  • Wed, Jul 4 2018 8:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: colorgrade customers projects without the need of export mediafiles

    Hello Thanks for your replay.

    First we would like to colorgrade with Avid itself. We are using Avid Symphony. Futher we would grade with Baselight for Avid by Filmlight. Filmlight is part of MediaCentral. Secound we would not use Premiere or DaVinci. We would like to grade at Baslight One by Filmlight. But this everybody makes how he likes.

     

    If the client is in another Production house and has a MediaCentral-Thing, whatever it means... we could get a log-in account by our client and grade with Avid at his film, right? 

     

    Or could we also use our Avid to grade the Clients film with Media Central. How does Avid make this work?

    Thanks for help,

    Thomas

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    Thomas Poerschke, Editor & Colorist

    ColorGrading.TV @ MMC Studios Köln, Am Coloneum 1, 50829 Cologne, Germany
    web: www.colorgrading.tv

  • Thu, Jul 5 2018 5:10 PM In reply to

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    Re: colorgrade customers projects without the need of export mediafiles

    So, this is probably a better conversation to have with your avid account team or your VAR, especially if they have interplay/mediacentral ACSRs on staff.  

     

    You can use the product called "Media Composer Cloud Remote" (formerly interplay sphere, Mediacentral Cloud), with the proper networking and security infrastructure, to connect remote editing systems back to your "home" environment. This requires an interplay production workgroup (engine, media indexers, ISIS/Nexis, interplay delivery), Mediacentral Server(s) with distribution service, networking, and a method to connect the remote client, like a software VPN client or a permanent VPN tunnel via a firewall or appliance. Both sides need to have compatible versions of media composer, and the remote media composer client needs to have the interplay MC Cloud components installed and configured.

    However, based on my testing, it is NOT designed for heavy/craft editorial. It's meant for simple timelines with limited effects, and last i checked, was missing support for critical items, such as rendered effects and titles. (Avid folks, if this has changed, please correct me.) What this means is that the remote editor can "download" the sequence and hires media to their local environment, but in order to pass a sequence BACK to home base, all the renders and titles must be deleted/made offline. There are also limitations on specific media formats, frame rates, and other object types (groups, multigroups, subclips, subsequences, ancillary data may not behave the same as regular media composer.)  

     

    See the Avid Knowledgebase for more information, here.

    Dave

    Post Production Infrastructure Engineer

    "A very big network"

     

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