Jump to content


Photo

AVID MC 3.0.1/PMW-EX1/ and Variable Frame-rates


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Adrian Sierkowski

Adrian Sierkowski
  • Sustaining Members
  • 7118 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles, Ca

Posted 15 September 2008 - 02:46 PM

Hello everyone. I know this may well have been discussed before, and I apologize if it has, but after fruitless googling, I figured I'd ask here.

I have a PMW-EX1, and Avid MC 3.0.1, as well as the sony software to rewrap it as .mxfs. No problem there. So far I can get it all to go into MC w/o problems. . .but here's the problem:

I shoot in 1080psF (the 23.xxx) for some footage and create a project; no problem import the clips, no problems. Then, I need to put in some of the 720p footage shoot at variable frame rates from the EX cam (12fps/ 60fps etc. . .) It was shot 720p and I believe I had the settings for 23.xxx though it may've been 24.

Now, that won't import. I get the error message "The Edit Rate 59.94 does not match the project 23.976" and it skips over the clip.


How then, do I mix the 1080p 23.976 with this 720p 59.94 in the AVID? I have been scratching my head for 2 days now.

Let me just iterate, that 1) I am new to mac, 2) i'm used to working with tape from film, 3) i'm not an editor and 4) when i have edited, it's been with Adobe Premier Pro, or Final Cut Pro. . so AVID, while so far I love it, is a bit of a mystery to me.

Any help would be wonderful.
  • 0

#2 Jorge De Silva

Jorge De Silva

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Other
  • Portugal

Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:12 PM

Well you better stay with FCP! better Workflow, and for me, better than all... even AVID. Maybe you create a new project with your 720P 60FPS footage, and export as the settings that you need to the main editing.. . works well too ;)

Best Regards,
Jorge De Silva
  • 0

#3 Adrian Sierkowski

Adrian Sierkowski
  • Sustaining Members
  • 7118 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles, Ca

Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:17 PM

Thanks Jorge. Thats what I was thinking too; just wanted to see if there were any work 'rounds. I've done FCP and Premier before.. but something just gravitates me to MC... I dunno... I hate using the mouse I guess!

Thanks for your reply.
  • 0

#4 Jorge De Silva

Jorge De Silva

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Other
  • Portugal

Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:22 PM

Thanks Jorge. Thats what I was thinking too; just wanted to see if there were any work 'rounds. I've done FCP and Premier before.. but something just gravitates me to MC... I dunno... I hate using the mouse I guess!

Thanks for your reply.


I understand that! :P I used avid a long time ago, it's very good to IN/OUT cutting (trim), i use it in Broadcast News, for that is ultra fast and good... but for long projects, things that i want totally control i prefer FCP over it!
Sorry sometimes about my English! I'm Portuguese... and it's my first time here ;)

Best Regards,
Jorge De Silva
  • 0


Willys Widgets

The Slider

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Glidecam

Technodolly

Wooden Camera

Ritter Battery

Rig Wheels Passport

CineLab

Tai Audio

Opal

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Visual Products

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

rebotnix Technologies

Abel Cine

CineTape

FJS International, LLC

Metropolis Post

Paralinx LLC

Aerial Filmworks

Visual Products

Wooden Camera

CineTape

Abel Cine

Opal

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Glidecam

CineLab

Paralinx LLC

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Tai Audio

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Metropolis Post

FJS International, LLC

The Slider

rebotnix Technologies

Aerial Filmworks

Willys Widgets

Rig Wheels Passport

Technodolly

Ritter Battery