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  • Sun, Apr 3 2011 10:58 PM

    • Krishius
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    Exporting Avid Packed 10-bit from After Effects

    Hello!

     

    I have a composition in After Effects that contains a 10-bit video footage and I want to export it to Avid Packed 10-bit format for fast-importing into Avid.

    I've set the After Effects project to 16 bpp mode.

    When I add the composition to render queue and choose Avid Packed as the output codec , I can only choose millions of colors in color depth setting - the rest of possibilities are greyed and cannot be chosen.

    AFAIK, millions of colours only mean 8-bit actual output and for true 10-bit output trillions of colors setting is required.

    I've also noticed that from Avid codecs, trillions of colours can be set only for DNxHD X.

     

    Is there some trick that I've missed about exporting to Avid Packed 10-bit from AE or is it simply impossible?

     

    Thanks in advance!

  • Mon, Apr 4 2011 5:54 AM In reply to

    • jwrl
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    Re: Exporting Avid Packed 10-bit from After Effects

    Krishius:
    I've also noticed that from Avid codecs, trillions of colours can be set only for DNxHD X.
    That's because DNxHD without the X is 8-bit only.
    Krishius:
    When I add the composition to render queue and choose Avid Packed as the output codec , I can only choose millions of colors in color depth setting - the rest of possibilities are greyed and cannot be chosen.
    Guessing here, are you using a 10-bit or better otput format?

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  • Mon, Apr 4 2011 8:20 AM In reply to

    • Krishius
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    Re: Exporting Avid Packed 10-bit from After Effects

    Well, Avid Packed is a 10-bit codec.

     

    P.S. Also checked Avid Packed RGB (which is also 10-bit) - the same thing - cannot choose trillions of colors.

  • Mon, Apr 4 2011 10:27 AM In reply to

    • fiendish
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    Re: Exporting Avid Packed 10-bit from After Effects

    Indeed, Avid Packed is what the 1:1 10b resolution gets called outside MC. I have faced this problem before working in AE trying to get SD 10 bit renders out of it, in the end our only option was to render 16 bit TIFFs and import them into MC at 1:1 10b. Far from ideal. It has been raised before with seemingly no solution

    http://community.avid.com/forums/p/53867/301485.aspx#301485

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  • Wed, Apr 20 2011 3:13 PM In reply to

    • Jon Bagge
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    Re: Exporting Avid Packed 10-bit from After Effects

    I have the same problem now.  I'm pretty sure I've been able to make this work some time ago, probably on CS3 with an older version of the packed codec.

     

    My project is 16-bit.  I've selected Avid Packed codec with correct settings (Interlaced, 601/709).  AE won't allow me to select trillions of colours.  It would seem the packed codec is reporting to AE that it's 8-bit only.

     

     

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