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Importing completed scene into Avid Xpress DV

Posted: Tue, 24th Aug 2004, 6:57pm

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bmirman

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I just used Chromanator for the first time and I was very pleased with the ease and quality of the program. I saved my composite as a MOV file, but when I import it into Avid Xpress DV Pro it shows up as a Matte Shot and when I drag it into the composer window all I get is black. How can I import it so I can see it and add into my projects time line?
Thanks

Brad
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 3:03pm

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Redhawksrymmer

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This is maybe not the answer you were looking for, but check in render settings in chromanator and set it to Uncompressed AVI instead of Quicktime MOV. That might work.
Posted: Fri, 27th Aug 2004, 11:16am

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Simon K Jones

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Chromanator exports as a normal movie, so it should just import like any other .avi (on PC) or .mov file. If you watch the movie by itself (not from within Avid), does it look as it should?
Posted: Fri, 27th Aug 2004, 6:12pm

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bmirman

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Thanks for you help. Avid does read it as a Matte shot although I can bring it as a MOV file outside avid. The trick is to add a second video track and put the matte shot there, then avid will play it in the time line