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  • Tue, Jul 15 2008 12:23 PM

    • silver101
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    Oh Best Editor in the World, why oh Why can't you import Mpeg2 files?

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    Oh dear Avid, you bought and ate Pinnacle Broadcast, have you digested the Mpeg 2 codec yet?

    We do motorsport. We use ChaseCam + flash drives + mpeg 2 for the incar cams, the same cams Formula 1, Super V8 etc use.

    We need to trans-code hours of mpeg2 files to AVI to be imported into Avid to be added to the edit.

    Avid creates HD m2v files, please we're at V3.0 (great upgrade), Any future plans for Mpeg2 support?

    We still need to revert to Avid Liquid (Swiss army knife) for conversion, to handle any format (I mean any format on the timeline even GOP's form DVD!!) MC can't.

    Any response or advise would be humbly received.

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  • Tue, Jul 15 2008 1:01 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Best Editor in the World, why oh Why can't you import Mpeg2 files?

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     Use a utility like the one that come with TmpGEnc Xpress 4 to convert your M2V and MPA into an HDV2 M2T (transport stream) and that will import directly into MC 3.0 without any loss of quality. MC 3.0 takes the M2T and converts it into MXF file(s).

    If you already have the files in Liquid, you can export MPEG-2 with the HDV 1080i preset which produces an MPG file. This has the M2V and MPA files already muxed but MC 3.0 can't read these. You can, however, drop this single MPG file into TmpGEnc and it will repackage it as a M2T file (which MC 3.0 will accept). I just tried this from Liquid -> MC 3.0 and it works.

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  • Tue, Jul 15 2008 2:58 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Best Editor in the World, why oh Why can't you import Mpeg2 files?

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    still a workaround though. Why can't Avid import at least SD mpeg2 directly? While it's true that editing of GOP media is not ideal, MC already handles it for HDV and XDCAM.

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  • Tue, Jul 15 2008 3:14 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Best Editor in the World, why oh Why can't you import Mpeg2 files?

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    Agreed - my colleage uses a different brand of NLE, and it imports almost anything without breaking a sweat. I'm frankly embarassed that my NLE cannot. It makes my choice of machine look amateurish, which I find humiliating at times, especially since we paid alot more for my AVID than for his machine.

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  • Tue, Jul 15 2008 3:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Best Editor in the World, why oh Why can't you import Mpeg2 files?

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    I totally agree... why do you have to use a completely extra app to do what many inferior apps (to MC) already do easily? It's like a fine LEXUS with only an AM radio...

     

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  • Tue, Jul 15 2008 3:42 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Best Editor in the World, why oh Why can't you import Mpeg2 files?

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     Agreed

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  • Tue, Jul 15 2008 4:10 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Best Editor in the World, why oh Why can't you import Mpeg2 files?

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    Sasquatch:

     Agreed

     ...Agreed. MC should import anything.

     

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  • Tue, Jul 15 2008 4:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Best Editor in the World, why oh Why can't you import Mpeg2 files?

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    Sasquatch:

     Agreed

     ...Agreed. MC should import anything.

     

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  • Tue, Jul 15 2008 4:12 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Best Editor in the World, why oh Why can't you import Mpeg2 files?

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     Why are there two identical posts of the same thing ? Huh?

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  • Tue, Jul 15 2008 4:14 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Best Editor in the World, why oh Why can't you import Mpeg2 files?

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    I haven't tried this, and I won't be near my Avid system for a few days, but the QuickTime DVD plugin will allow QuickTime to read DVD (MPEG2) files.  Since that's the case, I wonder if you could open the MPEG2 sequence in QuickTime and then export a Quicktime Reference file pointing to the original MPEG2 and import into Avid?  If that worked, it would be quicker than any type of transcoding.

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  • Tue, Jul 15 2008 5:48 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Best Editor in the World, why oh Why can't you import Mpeg2 files?

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     Agreed, however, repackaging the M2V and MPA in an M2T transport stream is not transcoding and will not suffer from generation loss.

    Each NLE has strengths. Evidently MC's strength is not in its file import flexibility.

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  • Tue, Jul 15 2008 8:56 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Best Editor in the World, why oh Why can't you import Mpeg2 files?

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    SysMangler:
    the QuickTime DVD plugin will allow QuickTime to read DVD (MPEG2) files. 
     

    ....Huh ? There is a Quicktime DVD (MPEG 2) pluggin ? Where is this at ? Is this a pluggin inside MC 3.0 or is it located in the Quicktime Player itself ? Are you saying this allows you to directly import a DVD without having to use a third party application (Such as Cinematize 2 Pro) to extract the files to a QT codec, and then import into MC ?

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  • Tue, Jul 15 2008 9:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Best Editor in the World, why oh Why can't you import Mpeg2 files?

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    Laptopeditor:
    Huh ? There is a Quicktime DVD (MPEG 2) pluggin ? Where is this at ?
     

    Try:  http://www.apple.com/quicktime/mpeg2/

    Have been using it since QT6 and has worked well for me. 

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  • Tue, Jul 15 2008 9:18 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Best Editor in the World, why oh Why can't you import Mpeg2 files?

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    So we're not alone, What does it help we can edit fast with great workflows and amazing desinged NLE's when we lose HOURS trans-coding media, money=time.

    If you want Avid to do something, let them know here so we canget a change, they do seem to listen.

    WE need mpeg 2 imports!!

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  • Tue, Jul 15 2008 9:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Best Editor in the World, why oh Why can't you import Mpeg2 files?

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    SysMangler:

    Laptopeditor:
    Huh ? There is a Quicktime DVD (MPEG 2) pluggin ? Where is this at ?
     

    Try:  http://www.apple.com/quicktime/mpeg2/

    Have been using it since QT6 and has worked well for me. 

     ...Thanks...I'll go check this out immediately.

     

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