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  • Tue, Jan 29 2008 7:08 PM

    Idea [I] New Avid Codecs Available!

    Avid has released a new set of codecs for use with Quicktime.

    The main enhancement is that DNxHD codecs now support exporting with alpha channels from third party applications like After Effects.

    Also, to clarify a question many of you have been wondering...the LE package of codecs include all codecs except for the MPEG IMX codec (because of licensing issues).  The PE package of codecs include all codecs and is only available when you download purchased software.

    NOTE: There is a bug in this version of the codec that causes After Effects to crash in 16-bit mode.  If you need this functionality, do not use these codecs.  A bug fix will be released soon.

    To download these codec, click here.

    Please post any issues you have installation or use of these codecs in this thread.

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  • Tue, Jan 29 2008 11:07 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Avid Codecs Available!

    Kevin Klimek:

    The main enhancement is that DNxHD codecs now support exporting with alpha channels from third party applications like After Effects.

    Was expected, THANKS !

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  • Wed, Jan 30 2008 12:05 AM In reply to

    Re: New Avid Codecs Available!

    This is a great 'fix'.
    Will help us a lot.
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  • Wed, Jan 30 2008 9:22 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Avid Codecs Available!

    Great, but what happened to alpha on DV?
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  • Wed, Jan 30 2008 10:29 PM In reply to

    Re: New Avid Codecs Available!

    Did DV ever support alpha channels?  I never use it so I'm not sure.

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  • Fri, Mar 21 2008 3:30 AM In reply to

    Re: New Avid Codecs Available!

    Having just installed MC 2.81 I assume these are the same codecs that came with that version (?)


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  • Sat, Apr 5 2008 9:56 AM In reply to

    Re: New Avid Codecs Available!

    Effectively with dv codec it s posssible to export from after effect a million color +, so an alpha channel, but it don't work. Avid see an alpha channel but it s a full screen one for me.

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  • Sat, Apr 5 2008 10:09 AM In reply to

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    Re: New Avid Codecs Available!

     IMHO, the millions of colors + is present by default, but has no action on AE alpha esport.

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  • Mon, Apr 7 2008 5:27 AM In reply to

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    Re: New Avid Codecs Available!

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    with dv codec it s posssible to export from after effect a million color +

    It shouldn't be.  The DV spec doesn't support an alpha channel.

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    Re: New Avid Codecs Available!

     Glad you share my opinion !Smile

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  • Mon, Apr 7 2008 10:06 AM In reply to

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    Re: New Avid Codecs Available!

    Is there any need to download and install these codec updates if you have recently installed 2.8.1?

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  • Mon, Apr 7 2008 3:01 PM In reply to

    Re: New Avid Codecs Available!

    I'm guessing they are not the same as 2.8.1, because that release fixed a specific thing, and the codecs came out after 2.8 was released.  I would download them if you want them.

    That being said, Avid is testing a bug fix regarding the 16-bit thing in AE.  If that affects you, you might want to wait until that is released, which should be shortly.


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    Re: New Avid Codecs Available!

     Nothing is mentioned in the MC2.8 read me file. 

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  • Tue, Apr 15 2008 2:07 AM In reply to

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    Re: New Avid Codecs Available!

    Ah... this I must try.

    I currently use the ANIMATION codec + alpha which works great but I'm always open to trying the new stuff.

    P.S. - Too bad about the 16bit mode tho

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  • Tue, Apr 15 2008 8:25 PM In reply to

    Re: New Avid Codecs Available!

     I am working with HD footage that I shot with a green chroma lite. I need to key out the green (no problem with Spectra Matte) and then export video to be worked on in Flash. No matter what codec I use, or export setting, there is no ALPHA CHANNEL present in my exported video. Can someone please confirm for me if Media Composer or Xpress Pro HDcan export with an alpha channel or if something needs to be done in After Effects.

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