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  • Sun, Nov 16 2014 5:20 PM

    • Jim
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    Need timecode out via HD-SDI

    Earlier versions of MC (E.g. v6) used to output timecode in the HD-SDI output via Kona cards. It's gone in v8!

    While I appreciate the features in the new version (background rendering, updated application updater, etc.) NOT providing timecode out through playback is a major setback.

    Can you please fix this in your next build?

    I'm sure there are lots of folks in the same boat: We use Kona or other 3rd party cards to feed client monitors and scope/finish our work by piping it into an Ultrascope (or similar) for automated error checking. No timecode out the HD-SDI is more than a minor inconvenience- it's crippling.

    Thanks in advance for addressing this.

     

     

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  • Sun, Nov 16 2014 6:10 PM In reply to

    • jef
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    Re: Need VITC out HD-SDI/Quicktime stream

    I am confused.  I was under the impression that MC NEVER ouptut TC via 3rd party IO.  Only Avid IO. 

    http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/faq/en420591

    http://resources.avid.com/supportfiles/attach/openio/AJA-Capabilities_v1.3.pdf

    I would love to know how you set this up.  It would be worth downgrading a system for this.

    Thanks,

    Jef

    Avid DS 11.0.2 R.I.P | MC "Well, it depends ..." mostly 8.12.9|OS 10.14.x - iMac Pro 2019 - home system MacPro Dual 2.8 8core GTX680 "Harpertown"... [view my complete system specs]

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  • Sun, Nov 16 2014 6:34 PM In reply to

    • Jim
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    Re: Need VITC out HD-SDI/Quicktime stream

    While I'm not sure of Avid's official stance on this, I most certainly did have timecode out my system via my Kona LHi card HD-SDI output in the past. I've cut together several broadcast docs all error corrected/scoped in the same way:

    Output out of MC via Kona LHi's HD-SDI port

    This feeds client monitor & a Black Magic Ultracope, where I used it's (awesome) error checking mode to find issues. All with VITC displayed/updated in real-time.

    Anyway a year goes by & now I'm trying to scope & finish up a few projects with MC 8.2. And now (when project is due tomorrow :-) I find no timecode out the HD-SDI line.

    All of my hardware is the same. The only things different are new versions of Mac OS, Quicktime, and MC.

    FYI When it was working I was running MC v6 and the Mac OS/Quicktime version in my outdated sig (10.8.2).

    best

    - Jim

    Media Composer 6.0.3, MacPro(4,1), 2 x 2.26 Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 16GB RAM, OS 10.8.2, NVIDIA GeForce GTX680 [view my complete system specs]
  • Sun, Nov 16 2014 10:22 PM In reply to

    • jef
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    Re: Need VITC out HD-SDI/Quicktime stream

    Have you changed any AJA drivers in the mean time?  The AJA Avid Open IO plug?  I wonder if these could be the issue.

    Jef

    Avid DS 11.0.2 R.I.P | MC "Well, it depends ..." mostly 8.12.9|OS 10.14.x - iMac Pro 2019 - home system MacPro Dual 2.8 8core GTX680 "Harpertown"... [view my complete system specs]

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  • Mon, Nov 17 2014 12:05 AM In reply to

    • Jim
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    Re: Need VITC out HD-SDI/Quicktime stream

    Yes- I did change the drivers- so there's one more variable. The AJA driver installed was whatever was current back in 2012-13. When I have some time I might try reverting back- but I'm not sure they'll work with 10.9.5. I'm guessing it's an Avid issue since FCP still works fine with it.... I'll post back if I find anything new.

    thanks

    Media Composer 6.0.3, MacPro(4,1), 2 x 2.26 Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 16GB RAM, OS 10.8.2, NVIDIA GeForce GTX680 [view my complete system specs]
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