We just spend a couple of days trying to get Media Composer and Pro Tools to work with our Mojo DX. We had some issues with the AVID DX drivers and the online help from Avid was more confusing than helping. We wanted to quickly share the best approach with you.
With Media Composer 8 we can natively work with 4K material - but what if you are still using Media Composer 7 for all of your post production needs? Recently we had an offline edit with Alexa material (ProRes4444, progressive, 25fps). We are still running Media Composer 7 (it's a perfect match with a Pro Tools 11 co installation) and had to find a workaround. This is how it's done.
It just happened. The goal was to edit a 6-8 minute report about the Iraqi wetlands. Easy job - maximum two days of work. Like always the broadcaster expected a 25i SD version. We received the source files on a hard disc. As we discovered everything was shot with a Canon 5D Mark2 and Mark3 in 1080p. It was 100s of GB of material.
This is how the progressive interlaced odyssey in our post production house started. The clip files of both cameras were apparently copied to the same folder. We tried AMA and it actually worked (without having any TC), but it was way too slow for editing. We were looking at around 8 hours worth of source material that needed to be transcoded to DNxHD - of course we didnt start editing that day.
If you ever need to screencast your desktop to a firewire device - there is an easy way using the Quartz Composer Live DV software.
Thanks to UDART for pointing this out. You need to download the Quartz Composer first. While we are not able to find it on the internet anymore, you may go to UDART for downloading it or directly download it here.
We recently had a P2 project and encountered a problem while exporting. We are running a 10.6.2 mac system with avid mc 4.05. After installing the drivers provided by panasonic import was not an issue.
After the edit we encountered a problem while exporting. There was no error messages - but after we unmounted the p2 card and changed to thumbnail view - we couldnt see a clip. Read on for the solution.
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