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  • Fri, Mar 9 2018 11:11 AM In reply to

    Re: Adjust incoming black levels when capturing firewire?

    If its terminated correctly the levels would be correct. If double terminated the levels would drop but so does the sync pulse so the resulting AtoD should be correct. If unterminated (unlikely) the signal gets larger and more contrasty but again so does the sync pulse so it should correct.

    The analogue routes not the way to go unless you have kit with Proc amp controls and scopes.

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  • Fri, Mar 9 2018 1:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: Adjust incoming black levels when capturing firewire?

    Yes the analog is just not working - the footage is just not as good.

    Seeing as more problems than I realized are in the original footage, I'm going to go back and look at that burned draft and refresh my memory about how bad it was.

    I think I'm going ot get started trying to rebuild this in Premiere, which accepts the mpeg files and seemed to handle the footage stably to DVD.  But that was one clip; Premiere is really flaky so we'll see how it does with a whole project. 

    I'd still like to conquer "the Avid", so Pat I'm curious about your dnx workflow considering this is SD, 30i project. Or what specifically you would do going to DVD.

     

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  • Fri, Mar 9 2018 1:43 PM In reply to

    Re: Adjust incoming black levels when capturing firewire?

    Of course daft me DNx is only HD I'd use 3:1 for SD DVD content.

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  • Fri, Mar 9 2018 2:49 PM In reply to

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    Re: Adjust incoming black levels when capturing firewire?

    Ok - so going from VOB file on the hard drive, to ama, (or import if that's the case), to export, to DVD, how would you handle the field issues and so on?  Here was my workflow - would you do anything different?

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    VOB upper field to Avid DV lower field

    Additional M4v and h264 files, progressive , not transcoded

    AMA in all the files including the Avid DV to 30i 720x486 project, 16x9

    (there was reverse stair stepping on the clips that AMA'd in, messing with teh field order in source settings didn't help -see the end of "I just can't solve this interlacing" thread for details)

    Apply reformat to 4x3 clips, edit and etc

    Mix down (created field artifacts all the way through)

    So then exported DV Stream (took ages, but avoided the quicktime bug that covered it with vertical blinds)

    16x9 square pixel

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    To Sorenson,

    DVD ES, set the publish to go to a folder

    4500  (or 6000 in some tests)

    16x9, unconstrained, then 16x9 in  aspect setting on the top,  rest of settings default, no global crop deinterlace.

     

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    How would you modify this workflow for 3:1?  Thx =)

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