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  • Fri, Jan 22 2021 6:54 PM

    • RedR0se
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    Fundamental, new user, MC question.

    Hi

    I’m a new user of Media Composer and I have a fundamental – though probably stupid – question.

    I usually work with Premiere, which is based on a link system and enables to create proxies. I understood that Media Composer works a different way (it’s an importing and transcoding system), and the “link” option is quite recent and unadapted/unoptimised for MC.

    Here is my question : I have imported a heavy RAW file and transcoded it in a dirty quality (low-quality DNx) for editing. When I get to export it, how do I get back my clip’s original quality ? When I worked on Premiere, I only had to switch a button to get from the proxy to the original clip – how can I restore my clip’s original quality on Media Composer ? 

    Do I have to transcode it in a very high quality knowing that I wouldn’t have anything else to export ?

    Sorry for this basic question, but this software makes me reconsider everything I have learned !

     

    Thank you in advance, Leo.

  • Fri, Jan 22 2021 10:31 PM In reply to

    • jdrouette
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    Re: Fundamental, new user, MC question.

    Here ia a succinct video that explains the linking/relinking process as best I have seen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKaK397eVLI

    Avid's offline workflow is more complex and labour-intensive on than Premiere's, but I have found that, depending on your system specs and specific format, creating proxy media may not be absolutely necessary. When working with greater than HD rasters, switching to Proxy *mode* in the Settings tab may be enough to work with and may spare you the whole proxy creation step altogether. Avid will simply play back a reduced-resolution version of your clips on the fly without rendering new media.

    Good luck!

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  • Sat, Jan 23 2021 5:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: Fundamental, new user, MC question.

    jdrouette:

    Here ia a succinct video that explains the linking/relinking process as best I have seen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKaK397eVLI

    Avid's offline workflow is more complex and labour-intensive on than Premiere's, but I have found that, depending on your system specs and specific format, creating proxy media may not be absolutely necessary. When working with greater than HD rasters, switching to Proxy *mode* in the Settings tab may be enough to work with and may spare you the whole proxy creation step altogether. Avid will simply play back a reduced-resolution version of your clips on the fly without rendering new media.

    Good luck!

     

    Thank you very much for the video. I understand now. What a software ! haha

  • Sat, Jan 23 2021 6:56 PM In reply to

    Re: Fundamental, new user, MC question.

    Editing directly with linked media is fine if it a quick turn around job. But it's not as robust. You can easily get media offline clips. 

    So for longer form work it's a big advantage to transcode to to Avid managed media.

     

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