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  • Wed, Jul 11 2018 6:23 PM

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    AMA Link to MiniDV QTs?

    Upgraded to 2018.5 and all is good...until I tried to AMA link to some older Quicktime files shot on a MiniDV camera that were orginally digitzed via Firewire into FCP6.

    I fully believe these files successfully AMA linked in earlier versions of MC but somewhere along the way something has apparently changed.

    I searched the AVID codec plug-in/download page but nothing there solved this problem.

    What I am doing wrong?

    Thank you,

    Robert 

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  • Wed, Jul 11 2018 6:41 PM In reply to

    Re: AMA Link to MiniDV QTs?

    What happens when you try linking to the QT files? When you look in the source browser, what plugin is being used to link to them?

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    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Wed, Jul 11 2018 10:57 PM In reply to

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    Re: AMA Link to MiniDV QTs?

    In the Plug-In column of the Source Browser, it reads, "Can't be Linked."  There is no information available in the other columns other than "Size" and "Creation Date."

    The files play fine in the Quicktime Player.  I can also import the files.

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  • Thu, Jul 12 2018 7:31 PM In reply to

    Re: AMA Link to MiniDV QTs?

    rebmopic:
    In the Plug-In column of the Source Browser, it reads, "Can't be Linked."

    If you right-click on "Can't Be Linked" can you change it? Is Quicktime an option?

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    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Thu, Jul 12 2018 10:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: AMA Link to MiniDV QTs?

    camoscato:

    rebmopic:
    In the Plug-In column of the Source Browser, it reads, "Can't be Linked."

    If you right-click on "Can't Be Linked" can you change it? Is Quicktime an option?

     

     

    Yes - when I right click on "Can't Be Linked" I am given Quicktime as an option (along with AVCHD, P2, AVID Generic, Autodetect, WAVEAIFF).

    However, when I do select the Quicktime option, I again receive the "Can't Be Linked" error.

    (I also went through all possible link options and none worked.)

     

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  • Fri, Jul 13 2018 5:51 AM In reply to

    Re: AMA Link to MiniDV QTs?

    Try this:

    1. Open the console (Command+6)

    2. In the console, type togglehidelinkmenus

    3. Press Enter

    4. Right-click in a bin and select Link to Media

    5. Try to link to one of the problem clips

    Media Composer 2018.9 w/Symphony/SS/PF options, HP Envy 17t-j100 Quad Edition laptop, Windows 10 Pro, Intel Core i7 2.4GHz, 16 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce GT... [view my complete system specs]

    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who only consider the price are this man's lawful prey."  - John Ruskin (1819-1900)

     

    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Fri, Jul 13 2018 12:45 PM In reply to

    Re: AMA Link to MiniDV QTs?

    Something else to check: Are you in an HD or SD project? If HD, switch to an SD equivalent and see if you can then link to the Quicktimes. (Thanks, Andrew, for the suggestion!)

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    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who only consider the price are this man's lawful prey."  - John Ruskin (1819-1900)

     

    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Tue, Jul 17 2018 11:27 PM In reply to

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    Re: AMA Link to MiniDV QTs?

    I followed your suggestions made on 12 July.  When selecting the QT option, the files were greyed out.  When selecting the Auto detct option, I recevied the following message:

    Unable to autodetect plug-in for /Volumes/...

    MSMRescan() took: 0.068478s

     

    As per your 13 July suggestion, I created a new SD project (720x486 - 4x3 - 23.98) and received the same error message.

    (FYI - Thank you for your support...)

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  • Thu, Jul 19 2018 7:42 PM In reply to

    Re: AMA Link to MiniDV QTs?

    Hi,

    If I recall correctly, there was a Canon 24p camera that put out files that weren't compliant with the DV standard and had to be converted prior to use in Xpress Pro & Xpress DV. If you've got any conversion software, maybe try converting a short file to a generic DV codec and see if that works in Media Composer.

    Media Composer 2018.9 w/Symphony/SS/PF options, HP Envy 17t-j100 Quad Edition laptop, Windows 10 Pro, Intel Core i7 2.4GHz, 16 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce GT... [view my complete system specs]

    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who only consider the price are this man's lawful prey."  - John Ruskin (1819-1900)

     

    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

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