Latest post Fri, Apr 5 2019 8:17 PM by pixels.paradise. 1 replies.
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  • Wed, Apr 3 2019 10:56 AM

    Can't consolidate ProRes in an AAF

    Here's a thing that's bugged me. If export an AAF with video (say, to go to Resolve), using the option to consolidate to a folder, if there is a ProRes file in sequence, it won't work and the error message says it will only work with 'Link to ...'. On the other hand, I can consolidate a sequence in the usual way, even if it contains ProRes media. Is this a licencing limitation or is it to prevent errors if the AAF is opened on a PC perhaps? Anyone?

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  • Fri, Apr 5 2019 8:17 PM In reply to

    Re: Can't consolidate ProRes in an AAF

    As far as I now, you cannot export ProRes within an AAF in any way. Neither consolidate (copy) to folder or embedded into AAF. You have to transcode it first into something else. We are transcoding our ProRes444 for greenscreen keys into DNxHD444. Be aware that this codec shows up only if you´re project is set to progressive and RGB. We usually are working in HD 1080i50 REC709, switching to 1080p25 RGB for transcoding to DNxHD444. After transcoding we are switching back to HD 1080i50 REC709. Exporting DNxHD444 to AAF copy to folder works like a charm.

    This "feature" is behaving both PC and Mac in the same way.

     

    HTH

    pixel

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