2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 6, 2014 5:06 AM by Ballroller

    Import from Avid Symphony to AE and back using QT Movies.

    Ballroller

      Hi,

       

      Exported a series of clips ( files ) from Symphony to AE. ( QT )

       

      Take for instance one file ( clip ) is 128MB using DNX 1:1x.

       

      AE Composition etc at highest quality settings.

       

      Exporting the clip bck to Symphony using the same Codec

      yields a file of 37MB showing less detail.

       

      The only way I have managed is using the animation Codec

      then all is well with or without Alfa. ( 300MB ) Sharp.

       

      Please leave Premiere out of the loop.

       

      Thankyou.

        • 1. Re: Import from Avid Symphony to AE and back using QT Movies.
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Adobe doesn't care, Avid doesn't care. That about covers it. Nobody feels responsible for actually addressing these issues. This has been messy for several years now (just like QT refs). That aside of course you may see a tiny bit of normal degradation since DNX 1:1 is still mildly compressed. And naturally messing up the Gamma will further pronounce any artifacts that may exist in the footage. As it stands, you will have to live with it, but of course play around with the import and export settings. In some situations it's not that bad and faster than flattening and converting movies just for export. Does it show that we use Avid, too?

           

          Mylenium

          • 2. Re: Import from Avid Symphony to AE and back using QT Movies.
            Ballroller Level 1

            Hi,

             

            Many thanks for your reply.

             

            The animation route is giving me as near a match to the original as it can get bck to Symphony. Preserve RGB.

             

            It is just hard to understand that the DNX 1:1x Codec is actually the same Codec being used both ways.

            A DNX 1:1x in theory should be the same file size should it not..

             

            Thankyou.