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    Few Questions for new user

    Hi there,

    I want to use png or targa sequence.. as a lower third

    1. Can we import that format in the LiveProduction as a clip? with transparency?

    2. Can we import .mov with DNxHD 145 Codec without Transcoding ?


    3. What is the codec used when we "Record" the PGM as .mov file (or other output). Can we change the setting?

    4. If I need to import the "Recorded show" in Avid MC 5.5 is there a specific workflow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benoitlemay View Post
    I want to use png or targa sequence.. as a lower third (snip) Can we import that format in the LiveProduction as a clip? with transparency?
    You can use a clip with embedded alpha in a suitable file format in a DDR as a lower third (using one of the DSK or Overlay channels), but it must be a clip - a single file, not a file sequence.

    Quote Originally Posted by benoitlemay View Post
    2. Can we import .mov with DNxHD 145 Codec without Transcoding ?
    I don't beleive so. I tried to find a sample to test, but couldn't. I'll try to find time to make one later today, but if you have one for testing, PM me.
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    3. What is the codec used when we "Record" the PGM as .mov file (or other output). Can we change the setting?
    If memory serves, it's M-JPEG, and 'no'.
    Quote Originally Posted by benoitlemay View Post
    4. If I need to import the "Recorded show" in Avid MC 5.5 is there a specific workflow?
    Again, I'll try to do some testing, but can't get to it immediately. In the meantime, hopefully another AVID user will chime in.
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    Hi there,

    Thanks for your quick reply!.

    Do you think they plan to add image sequence in the future?

    I attached a quick clip with Avid Codec.. on my side, i had to 'Transcode' in the import process. (I can't attach the file!?) look here griffmedia.com/AvidTest.zip

    An other question about my lower third : I have a animation for the 'IN' then the background will be animated and one animation for the 'OUT'. I will use LiveText to 'print' infos over the lower third..

    I plan to use DSK1 for the 'graphics' and DSK2 for the text. (I will put a file here --> griffmedia.com/LowerT_test.zip (I only put the IN and BG anim.. no OUT)

    Is there a way to do this easily..?
    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by benoitlemay View Post
    Do you think they plan to add image sequence in the future?
    I don't think there's currently any plan to support sequences in the forseeable future. Honestly, it's pretty easy to convert to a clip though, and a lot handier to work with for many purposes.

    Quote Originally Posted by benoitlemay View Post
    I attached a quick clip with Avid Codec
    If I could offer a suggestion, and assumnig you're on a Mac, try converting the sequence to Quicktime using the PNG codec, with codec settings maxed to give you a 32bit file.

    Quote Originally Posted by benoitlemay View Post
    Is there a way to do this easily..?
    If it was me, I'd convert the in and out sequences to a TriCaster "Animation Store" transition using the ASC utility supplied with TriCaster, and use a DSK to show the text above the transition.
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