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Old April 2nd, 2010, 08:34 PM   #1
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Capture in DNxHD?

I am trying to decide between a nanoFlash or Aja Xena for recording greenscreen. If I go with the Xena, I don't want to record uncompressed so I was wondering about DNxHD. FYI, I am using a PC (Z800) and edit in Premiere & AE CS4.

Also, does anyone know if TMPGEnc supports DNxHD as a source?

Are there problems editing and encoding DNxHD in Premiere or AE?

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Old April 4th, 2010, 12:38 AM   #2
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I can only answer one of these ?'s. TMPGEnc Xpress 4.0 works very well with DNxHD.

Good luck w/ everything else :).
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Old April 4th, 2010, 05:03 PM   #3
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I've used DNxHD in Premiere. It works, but not as well as it does in Avid.

The last time I tried, the DNxHD clips looked as if they were under-exposed. Played the clips in quicktime - fine, no problems. Only in Premiere do they become dark. Strange. Didn't have time to fix the problem with the decoder. Transcoded to another format and continued editing.

I know that DNxHD is free to use, but if you're gonna be using Premiere, consider using CineForm. AFAIK it is made to be used with Premiere.
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Old May 5th, 2010, 06:06 AM   #4
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DnxHD is an Avid editing codec. Neither the Nano or the Xena records in DnxHD. The lack of a true portable recording solution for DnxHD is a missing link in the Avid range.

Premiere in it's latest iteration (CS5) should provide support for the Sony MXF format the Nano records in, otherwise there are third party solutions for older versions.
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