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  • Tue, Jul 3 2018 7:31 PM

    • bushfilm
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    Import options

    Hi all,

    i have set up a 1080p30p project and upon trying to import the footage, I can only select Dnx 145 as the lowest option setting. How can I choose a lower setting, since I am going to have to up-rez ;ater, I might as well keep the storage space down?

    Any suggestions?  Thanks.

     

  • Wed, Jul 4 2018 6:00 AM In reply to

    • luca.mg
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    Re: Import options

    Hi there, what if You link and transcode instead importing?

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  • Fri, Jul 6 2018 4:04 PM In reply to

    • bushfilm
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    Re: Import options

    Ooops...never mind. I discovered that you can select other import settings when using "Batch Import" and, for some unknown reason, once I selected Dnx 45, I was also able to select it in the plain "import" setting.

     

    Thanks, hope this helped someone.

  • Fri, Jul 6 2018 4:20 PM In reply to

    • bushfilm
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    Re: Import options

    I am just old-fashioned I guess; I like the media on a physical drive, not just linked, because I've seen what happens when a very sophiscated system goes south. It can get ugly. So I like to know that there is real media, not just a link which might get attacked by Russian bots or something,

  • Fri, Jul 6 2018 4:58 PM In reply to

    Re: Import options

    bushfilm:
    I like the media on a physical drive

    If you link and then immediately transcode to whatever resolution you want, you'll have media on a physical drive. The advantage is transcoding goes faster because it uses more processor power - it was introduced more recently, and takes advantage of newer technology.

    Rather than thinking of it as linking vs importing, think of it as linking & transcoding vs importing - two ways to get to the same result.

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