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  • Tue, May 6 2008 2:46 PM

    • SandmanX82
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    Avid EMP

    I used to run Media Composer 2.3.x a few months back, and I also used EMP for previewing my After Effects comps.  When I upgraded to 2.8, I didn't see anything for installing the EMP again.  I tried installing EMP from the old 2.3 installer, but it wouldn't work.  Did Avid stop utilizing this?  If not, is there anywhere on this site that I can download it for 2.8?  Thanks.

     

     

  • Tue, May 6 2008 3:05 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid EMP

    We've just upgraded our Avids to ver 2.8.1 and AE CS3. My MCA and MC on an analog Mojo runs EMP in AE without problems.  Both output component signals to production monitors.  What I have found is that one of our "offline" machines that only has a monitor with a S-video input does not display anything, even though EMP is installed there.  I may be wrong but I suspect that EMP only works on component (and SDI I suppose) output.

    Also, I first had to uninstall the older version of EMP to get the new version to work on one of the Avids.  The installer should be on the 2.8 installation DVD under individual Avid applications.

     

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  • Tue, May 6 2008 3:19 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid EMP

    Sorry, I probably should have supplied more info.  I'm running an Adrenaline, After Effects CS3, and we don't have an update disc.  We updated off of the website download.  So I wasn't sure if there was somewhere off of here that I could download it perhaps.

     

     

  • Tue, May 6 2008 3:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid EMP

    I've pinged Avid and someone in Manufacturing is supposed to get back to me this afternoon with an answer. 

    Bug me if I don't post back by tomorrow...will you?

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  • Tue, May 6 2008 3:52 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid EMP

    BLKDOG:

    I've pinged Avid and someone in Manufacturing is supposed to get back to me this afternoon with an answer. 

    Bug me if I don't post back by tomorrow...will you?

    Thanks Blkdog.  Much appreciated.

     

     

     

  • Tue, May 6 2008 3:55 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid EMP

    Hey, I just checked and  the EMP is in the installer for 2.83 that you download from the site.

    Check your folder again.

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  • Tue, May 6 2008 4:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid EMP

    BLKDOG:

    Hey, I just checked and  the EMP is in the installer for 2.83 that you download from the site.

    Check your folder again.

    Apparently I'm blind as a bat, as it is sitting right there.  I installed and it works great.  Thanks again!

     

  • Wed, May 7 2008 8:36 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid EMP

    Hi, please do you know if EMP works also with Combustion 4? ( On HDMI and S-video output with NITRIS DX card). Is there any solution how to use Combustion preview with NITRIS DX?

     

    Thanks a lot!

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  • Wed, May 7 2008 5:08 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid EMP

    MAGION:

    Hi, please do you know if EMP works also with Combustion 4? ( On HDMI and S-video output with NITRIS DX card). Is there any solution how to use Combustion preview with NITRIS DX?

     

    Thanks a lot!

     

     As far as I know EMP does not work with Combustion as it is an AE plugin. However with combustion you can output the signal via firewire from your system. I would suggest pluging in a cheap camera with firewire to use as a converter. Set it up under the "Capture Device" settings in the preferences and then plug from the camera to your monitor.

    Mike 

     

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  • Thu, May 8 2008 9:02 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid EMP

    Thanks! If the output goes to firewire than it should work. I couldnt test it, becouse I am just plannig what to buy now. I prefer Combustion than AE, but the quality full preview of composition is very important.

    Do you have the expirience as your wrote with NITRIS DX system and Combustion? Is the output realitime(...depending on system power) and full preview of the composition?

    Once again, THANKS

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  • Thu, May 8 2008 7:07 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid EMP

    MAGION:

    Thanks! If the output goes to firewire than it should work. I couldnt test it, becouse I am just plannig what to buy now. I prefer Combustion than AE, but the quality full preview of composition is very important.

    Do you have the expirience as your wrote with NITRIS DX system and Combustion? Is the output realitime(...depending on system power) and full preview of the composition?

    Once again, THANKS

     

     I don't have any experience using it with a DX system as I am on an Adrenaline box. However the workflow and output should be the same. The Avid hardware doesn't even some into the mix. You will be using the firewire from the host system not from the Avid hardware. It worked fine when I was doing it but to be honest I have since I migrated back to AE at version 7. The advantages that combustion had, in my opinion, became a moot point with that release of AE. Additionally Discrete doesn't seem to be doing much with Combustion and I have a feeling that product may be nearing end of life. It's a shame as I do love the workflow of the interface.

    Mike

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  • Thu, May 8 2008 9:31 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid EMP

    Thanks Mike. I like combustion also becouse of interface - its simply great. I can work in  AE  with no problem so I have to decide which soft. As I see the AE  with EMP would be less problematic to use with Nitris DX.  I think I have all infarmation to decide which software  we will buy.  It will be probably AE but I will miss Combustion nice interface....  Thats a pitty that Combustion doesnt have such good support in this Avid case.

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