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  • Tue, Sep 10 2013 2:44 PM

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    AMA Sony F5 - green dot clips

    Not the first time working with footage from our Sony F5.

    But after transcoding all the footage from recent shoot -  all clips are comign up with a  "green dot" .

    Stranger still it makes motion clips with no icon and the motion effect panel remains greyed out (no parameters available).

    Before anyone asks, yes..I tried different projects, different users, and an older version of software.

    And I downloaded new AMA drivers from Sony.

    I re-transcoded everything last night and still - green dots.

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  • Tue, Sep 10 2013 2:49 PM In reply to

    Re: AMA Sony F5 - green dot clips

    If you go into effect mode, do you see FrameFlex?  That also uses green dots (unfortunately) to indicate that it's active.

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  • Tue, Sep 10 2013 2:49 PM In reply to

    Re: AMA Sony F5 - green dot clips

    What format/frame rate is the project, and what format/frame rate is the footage?  It sounds like they may be different, and MC is adapting the footage to match the project.

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  • Tue, Sep 10 2013 3:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: AMA Sony F5 - green dot clips

    IThe format and frame rate match the project... because of the transcoding.

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  • Tue, Sep 10 2013 3:22 PM In reply to

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    Re: AMA Sony F5 - green dot clips

    Actually..you nailed it! Kind of.

    I had a color transformation on the clip. If I take it off, no green dot.

    Just got an education..thank you!

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  • Tue, Sep 10 2013 10:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: AMA Sony F5 - green dot clips

    still one thing that bugs me. If I make a motion effect clip there is no motion effect icon and I can't adjust it's parameters. Is this 'normal'?  If I apply a LUT correction, is it normal for it to prevent me from proper motion effect options? (FYI: I just downloaded the 7.0.2 version to see if it goes away, but it does not.)

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  • Tue, Sep 10 2013 10:17 PM In reply to

    Re: AMA Sony F5 - green dot clips

    It is annoying that, as of now, that green dot can mean so many things, and certain things can prevent easy access to settings.

    But remember you can ALWAYS open the Motion Effect Editor from the Tools menu (or map it to a button) regardless of what other effects might be on a clip.

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  • Wed, Sep 11 2013 12:44 AM In reply to

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    Re: AMA Sony F5 - green dot clips

    Hello,

    I am an F5 user as well, and I wonder if you have experienced any timeline slow down issues with XAVC AMA clips and BCC 8.2 realtime filters?  The version of BCC that came with MC7 works smoothly with the aforementioned clips but a recent upgrade to 8.2 reveals a staccato-like movement of the timeline with AMA when comparing—for example—the unsharp mask of the 8.2 version with the version that came with MC7.  I have noticed the same issue with most—have yet to try them all—of the realtime filters in 8.2, but not with the prior version.  Transcoding the clips offers significant improvement.

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  • Wed, Sep 11 2013 8:19 AM In reply to

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    Re: AMA Sony F5 - green dot clips

    I'm not sur eyou understand. I can access the motion effecr editor...but everything is greyed out.

    Even though the clip is effected the parameters are unajdustable.

    It is not behaving normally.

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  • Wed, Sep 11 2013 5:57 PM In reply to

    Re: AMA Sony F5 - green dot clips

    If you make a motion effect clip (vs. putting a timewarp effect on it), can't you Promote it to a timewarp?

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  • Wed, Sep 11 2013 6:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: AMA Sony F5 - green dot clips

    If I make a motion effect clip, it creates a clip with the motion effect but NO ICON indicating this is so … just a green dot.

    If I force open the motion effect editor all the options are greyed out. There is no way to adjust or promote the effected clip.

    If, however, if I strip off the LUT adjustment (source settings, delete all adjustments) and create an motion effect clip with THAT, no problem.

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