Latest post Thu, Sep 24 2015 2:42 PM by Jesse Desmarais. 2 replies.
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  • Thu, Sep 17 2015 5:56 PM

    Unable to Check-In 4K Footage Into Interplay

    Hello,

    Our company recently upgraded to ISIS 5500, Media Composer 8.4, and Interplay 3.3.  With Media Composer 8 we're able to work with 4K footage but it doesn't seem that Interplay is ready to work with the 4K stuff.  I want to be able to load 4K footage and then check it into Interplay for us to use, just like we do with all our HD footage, but Media Composer won't let me.  Here's what I did:

    1. Created a 4K DCI Full 4096x2160 23.976p project

    2. I selected "Link To Media" and chose the 4K 23.98 XAVC clips we shot on a Sony PMW-F5

    3. Transcoded it to DNxHR HQX MXF to one of our ISIS drives.

    4. Once it's done the footage works in the project fine.

    5. Right-click on clip and click Check In To Interplay.  I then get an error box that says "This media is not supported for          check-in in this configuration of Interplay Production."

    When I look on ISIS the raw MXF files are there and they're referencable in the project but when I go to another compouter with the same project all the 4K shows up as Media Offline.  We're going to be editing and delivering an entire show in 4K later this month and the workflow we want to use is load the footage at HD and do an offline like that.  Then batch import the files used in the sequence at 4K for the online.  Since Media Composer can edit 4K and we have Interplay we'd like to do it all using these.  We did a 4K show last year where we offlined in Media Composer then onlined in Resolve and it didn't quite give us the results and ease of use we were looking for so we were hoping to avoid that this time since the client is asking for all Avid-based deliverables anyway.  Is there an upgrade we have to do to Interplay or is 4K and Interplay still not compatbile at this time?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

     

    HP Z420 Workstation, Media Composer 8.4, Windows 7 Pro, Intel Xeon CPU E5-1650 3.20 GHz, 8.00 GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro 2000 [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Sep 24 2015 5:10 AM In reply to

    • robgc
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    Re: Unable to Check-In 4K Footage Into Interplay

    Interesting!

    I'm curious if the project was UHD 3840x2160 would you have the same checkin issue? Or if the frame rate is 29.97p would it checkin?

    I recall in the guide a list of DNxHR formats now supported, could this be the issue? Perhaps a different version of DNxHR codec would allow checkin?

    http://resources.avid.com/SupportFiles/attach/Whats_New_Interplay_V3_3.pdf

     

     

     

     

  • Thu, Sep 24 2015 2:42 PM In reply to

    Re: Unable to Check-In 4K Footage Into Interplay

    I actually got in touch with Avid about this issue and it turns out that with the most current versions of Media Composer and Interplay you are still unable to check-in higher than HD resolutions.  If you want to relink footage to 4K you need to work in a suite as an island, unhooked from Interplay.

     

    http://resources.avid.com/SupportFiles/attach/README_Avid_Editor_v8_4.pdf
    HP Z420 Workstation, Media Composer 8.4, Windows 7 Pro, Intel Xeon CPU E5-1650 3.20 GHz, 8.00 GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro 2000 [view my complete system specs]
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