Is is possible to interpret the footage of items in a watch folder - for example, I have a lot of Avid DNxHD120 exported at 1080i but I'd like the output .mp4 files to encode properly to progressive.
If I don't interpret the footage manually as upper field first then AME will make a right mess of my encode.
It thinks it's progressive - no idea why! As far as I can make out there are no secondary dialogues for field order in Avid MC6 (we've had this issue since I can remember, from before MC5) other than the standard options + codec-specific options, so I don't think it's an issue with the Avid side of things. Are there any hidden options to assume a certain interpretation a la AE?
Given their QuickTime nature, I guess I'm not too surprised. QT is often a buggy container best avoided whenever possible.
Unfortunately, Adobe software doesn't yet play nice with DNxHD MXF files, so the only other option I might suggest is to skip DNxHD altogether and try something else that doesn't use QT.
Good idea Jim - but unfortunately not something we're able to change at present, as the Avid is significantly quicker when exporting Avid-codec quicktime files. Would be nice to get a point release with improved support for Avid DNxHD MXF files.... We can only hope
Cheers for taking the time to help!
Yeah, I kind of like the idea of the Blackmagic Hyperdeck Shuttle myself, but the only format it records to that I find acceptable is DNxHD in an MXF wrapper, so until Adobe adds support, that hardware is a no go for me.