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  • Fri, May 18 2012 3:58 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Import of AVCHD Fails in MC6

    I tried Batch Import overnight last night on the same big file as before, and this time it worked!  (But I did not do anything different, so is this feature temperamental in MC 6.0.1.1?)

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  • Fri, May 18 2012 5:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Import of AVCHD Fails in MC6

    I suppose temperamentally functional is better than consistently inoperative...

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  • Fri, May 18 2012 5:49 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Import of AVCHD Fails in MC6

    I've updated the first post in this thread to reflect the current situation.

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  • Thu, May 31 2012 9:25 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Import of AVCHD Fails in MC6

    More info on AVCHD batch import failure:

    Now I am trying batch import on shorter decomposed AVCHD clips in MC 6.0.1.1, and it is failing on some clips as short as 12 seconds (smallest I have seen so far).

    When I start the batch import, there is a small window that says "Importing AVCHD file: 201204181354 ...".  (The long number is my clip name.)  There is a progress bar below that message that grows from left to right.  Below the progress bar on the left it says, for example, "00:01:11 of 00:01:56 Est." and on the right it says "Type Ctrl+. to cancel".  For a single file, the import succeeds maybe 80% of the time.  The other 20% of the time, the progress bar grows to full length, the elapsed-time indication disappears, and MC hangs.  Typing ctrl+. does not do anything.  If I click anywhere in the program, Windows says that MC has stopped communicating, and it gives me the option to wait (which turns out to be forever), or to close MC.

    This happens quite often even when the "batch" is a single file.  If I try to import multiple files, chances are that it will hang on one of them, and all of the imports of that batch are lost.  It also seems to be more likely to hang on longer clips than on shorter ones.

    I have no problem batch-importing from DNx115 QuickTime files.

    Ken

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  • Thu, May 31 2012 9:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Import of AVCHD Fails in MC6

    Weird I'm experiencing no problems like that. Do you have the latest patch installed?

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  • Thu, May 31 2012 10:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Import of AVCHD Fails in MC6

    I'm running version 6.0.1.1.

    Additional information:  I am importing into DNx115 format.  And the same clip that fails to import on one try, may import successfully on another try.

    This all worked fine in MC5 and 5.5.

    Ken

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  • Thu, May 31 2012 10:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Import of AVCHD Fails in MC6

    Try importing to 175 and see if anything changes? I'm shooting in the dark now haha.

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  • Fri, Jun 1 2012 7:13 AM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Import of AVCHD Fails in MC6

    CColton:

    Try importing to 175 and see if anything changes? I'm shooting in the dark now haha.

    I took you up on your DNx175 shot in the dark, CColton, but I still had the same problem.

    Further info:  Running Batch Import on a 9:09 (9 sec + 9 frames in 24p) clip, at the time MC hangs, the media drive has three new files in its \Avid Media Files\MXF\1\Creating\ folder, namely Creating0, Creating1, and Creating2, that were created at the start of the import, each with zero bytes. When I click on the import status window after MC starts hanging, Creating0 becomes 126,222,336 bytes, and Creating1 and Creating2 each become 1,052,672 bytes, which seem to be about the right sizes for a DNx115 video file and two audio files.  And when I tried importing to DNx175, Creating0 had a size of 197MB, about right for a DNx175 video file.

    So it looks like MC is hanging at the end of the import, when it is trying to write the results into the media drive.  Note: The media drive is not full.

    Avid engineers, does this give you any clues about what is happening?

    Very frustrating.  I will soon have to finish a second project at DNx36 quality, which does not look great.

    Ken

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  • Fri, Jun 1 2012 9:21 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Import of AVCHD Fails in MC6

    More info:  This problem does not just occur on Batch Import; it apparently affects any kind of import of an AVCHD clip, but not imports of other formats.  MC6.0.1.1 seems to have requested to write the media files in the Creating directory, but another Avid process is holding the disk and blocking writes.  When MC is killed, the write is no longer blocked and goes through, but then MC is not there to rename the new media files and move them to \Avid Media Files\MXF\1 .  This is completely different from what happened in MC6.0.1.

    Oh, and sometimes it just works.

    Is anyone else having trouble importing AVCHD clips in 6.0.1.1?

    Ken

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  • Sat, Jun 2 2012 9:19 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Import of AVCHD Fails in MC6

    Here are my workarounds:

    1. For importing AVCHD, in http://community.avid.com/forums/t/108833.aspx mtahir suggests using AMD and then transcoding.  This is every bit as easy as a straight import.

    2. For batch import to switch from DNx36 to DNx115, my workaround has to happen at the front end:  I use AMD and transcode to DNx115.  Then I export the DNx115 clip to a DNx115 QuickTime movie (not QT reference).  Then I import the QT movie to DNx36 and use the DNx36 in my editing.  When I am done editing, I decompose the DNx36 sequence and  I batch import as DNx115, which now works because I am not batch importing AVCHD.  Problems with this workaround are that it takes extra time, it uses extra storage, and it is not practical if there are lots of tiny clips rather than a few longer clips.  So I would sure like to see this thing fixed.

    Does anyone have an easier workaround for batch import of AVCHD clips?

    Ken

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  • Sun, Jun 10 2012 2:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Import of AVCHD Fails in MC6

    That's an impressively complicated workaround. At one point the workaround that worked for me (the issue is now solved on my system) is to import the high-res version of the clip through normal FIle >Import and then delete the media on the DNx36 clip and try relinking to the new clip.

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  • Tue, Jun 19 2012 9:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Import of AVCHD Fails in MC6

    If anyone is still having issues with this, Avid has not been able to reproduce it. Maybe someone could post problamatic files somewhere for download that Avid could access and test with. I personally have not had issues importing files with AMA. Could someone with the problem give us an idea of the size of the files. Do they exceed 60MB??

     

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  • Wed, Jun 20 2012 6:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Import of AVCHD Fails in MC6

    6.0.1.1 solved my problem so I have no idea.

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    Re: Batch Import of AVCHD Fails in MC6

    Ken Lent:
    on the right it says "Type Ctrl+. to cancel". Typing ctrl+. does not do anything.

    Just to clarify; that instruction means to press the 'control' key and the '.' (period/full stop) key together, not 'c', 't', 'r', 'l', '+', ',' in sequence. Unless the app has actually frozen (ie not responding) it should work in my experience.

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  • Thu, Jun 21 2012 12:48 AM In reply to

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    Re: Batch Import of AVCHD Fails in MC6

    CColton:
    That's an impressively complicated workaround. At one point the workaround that worked for me (the issue is now solved on my system) is to import the high-res version of the clip through normal FIle >Import and then delete the media on the DNx36 clip and try relinking to the new clip.

    I got burned using that workaround--after I deleted the DNx36 media, I was unable to relink.  That was in 6.0.1, but now I am leery of trying that again, since 6.0.1.1 has not cleared all of the issues for me.

    Ken

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