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  • Mon, Oct 15 2007 12:55 AM

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    Educational Help

    Hello folks!  First time caller, long time listener:

    We are currently a Unity based house on Haystack 11.  We're planning on going the P2 route in phases over the next couple of years.  So I have a couple of questions and welcome any suggestions you may have.

    Bringing Interplay into the fold/mix:  I haven't been able to determine from the product briefs if it works with OMF?  If we continue to shoot DVC25 plus the coming additions of P2, how do the two interact?  I know you can configure the P2's to shoot 25/50/etc... I guess I think my confusion resides in our current OMF world and the change to MFX.  Does the Inteplay transcode allow both worlds to co-exist for ingest and play to air?

    What about the files we have that currently sit in our AirSpace playout server?  We have AirSpeeds coming in to replace the Xdecks, so the AirSpeed becomes a combination of the two - does AirSpace go away completely because of that?

    A brief Unity setup list:

    AirSpace playout/BCS/CGBCS

    2 FileManagers

    2 TransferManagers

    1 MediaManager

    2 Portservers

    4 Xdecks

    Like I said, I guess at this point I'm not too clear on how we bridge the two file format worlds and welcome your input.




  • Mon, Oct 15 2007 3:32 AM In reply to

    Re: Educational Help

    In Interplay you can only generate MXF media.  OMF media can be seen if it is transferred from other workgroups or Archive.

    There is no Xdeck support, but there is AirSpace support.

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  • Mon, Oct 15 2007 4:10 AM In reply to

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    Re: Educational Help

    That's a start, thanks.  I know Xdecks go away, I guess transcode handles it all, huh?  If you know of any production briefs I'd appreciate it.  I have yet to see (or find,) something that shows me OMF/MFX mixed environments.

    Obviously we will be bridging the two until the complete changeover to MFX and HD.

    Thanks again!



  • Mon, Oct 15 2007 2:57 PM In reply to

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    Re: Educational Help

    How feasible is it for you to make the jump to 100% MXF-based media?

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  • Tue, Oct 16 2007 2:22 AM In reply to

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    Re: Educational Help

    I wish all at once but it's not to be.  P2 is phased (last I heard,) over the next two to three years.  May get that timeline accelerated if we do it simultaneously across the group.

  • Thu, Oct 18 2007 3:14 PM In reply to

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    Re: Educational Help

    Accelarate it, and right now.

    OMF has been "hinky" in Interplay. Files are here... Files are offline. oh wait, files are here.

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  • Fri, Oct 19 2007 2:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: Educational Help

    Agreed, OMF files and Interplay are not close friends...

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