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  • Fri, Aug 19 2011 2:23 PM

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    Transcode grayed out?

    I am running the trial version on a MacAir as a test. I'm curious to see if the New MacAir's can handle some simple location edits.

     

    I imported a small 5D clip. I am trying to transcode the clip to DNxHD 145 MXF and the transcode button is grayed out...?

    It's been awhile since i've used Avid- but what am I missing here? How can I transode the file?

    Thanks

  • Fri, Aug 19 2011 3:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Transcode grayed out?

    HI there Bokes...

    Go to page 459 of the following guide....

    http://cdn.pinnaclesys.com/SupportFiles/attach/Media_Composer_Editing_Guide_v5.5.pdf

    Make sure AMA is on.

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  • Fri, Aug 19 2011 3:05 PM In reply to

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    Re: Transcode grayed out?

    more info- I notice in Transcode my system drive does not show up. I assume this is the reason the file will not transcode.

    On my Macpro all my drives- including the system drive show up as options and I am able to Transcode to the the system disc.

    Back on the Mac Air- In Media Creation setting all drives filtered out is selected and grayed out as well...?

     

     

     

  • Fri, Aug 19 2011 3:18 PM In reply to

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    Re: Transcode grayed out?

    Thanks Marianna

     

    yes- AMA is on.

    I am following the guide.

    I think the issue is my target drive is NOT showing up in the video/Data box.

    How do i fix that and make it happen?

  • Fri, Aug 19 2011 3:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: Transcode grayed out?

    more info- just tried to perform a simple import and Avid tells me there is no media drive available.

    So now I'm convinced this is the issue.

    I know I am able to use the system drive as a media drive on my Mac pro....why not the laptop?

    Again- this is just a test. Ultimately- I will hook up a Thunderbolt Drve.

  • Fri, Aug 19 2011 11:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: Transcode grayed out?

    Are you running Lion?  Are you running MC 5.5.3?

    MacPro, MacBook Pro and a Cube (masquerading as a kleenex dispenser). [view my complete system specs]

    Must think of something clever to go here...

  • Sun, Aug 21 2011 2:03 PM In reply to

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    Re: Transcode grayed out?

    Yes- Lion and the latest Avid trial version 5.5.3

  • Mon, Aug 22 2011 2:53 PM In reply to

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    Re: Transcode grayed out?

    Still can not get this to work on the lap top....I have used all the suggestions here.

    Anything else?

     

  • Mon, Aug 22 2011 3:45 PM In reply to

    Re: Transcode grayed out?

    What are the permissions on your boot drive?  You may need to open them up...

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  • Tue, Aug 23 2011 1:46 AM In reply to

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    Re: Transcode grayed out?

    That was it!

    Thank you sir. I'm using a fresh, out of the box MacAir and forgot to make that setting.

    BTW- So far- 5.5.3 runs surprisingly smooth on the Mac Air off the system drive. 2 streams with PIP and color effect- play down fine. Scubs like butter. Very impressed. Now I just need to add a TB external and send the interface to an 27inch external.

    I am still getting screen tear- but I give up on that. I've seen it in every version going back to 4.something.

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