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Old March 3rd, 2015, 07:38 AM   #1
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x70 XAVC-L codec and Vegas Pro 13 news

XAVC-L codec news straight from the top at Sony (SCS) today. Sorry can't divulge sources at this point.

"Hi Chris;

We’re in the process of finishing the work on VP13 XAVC L support and the plan is to have that out before the end of the month."

So finally it looks like the wait will be over!

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Old March 3rd, 2015, 01:54 PM   #2
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Good news. I was beginning to worry. Catalyst Browse is a nice tool but native is much preferred.

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Old March 3rd, 2015, 04:56 PM   #3
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Finally!!!! Thanks for the info Chris.
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Old March 4th, 2015, 05:28 PM   #4
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The end of which month, November, ha ha.
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Old March 5th, 2015, 03:48 AM   #5
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I understand your cynicism Mike :)) Justly founded. My source at Sony... right at the top, has not let me down yet so fingers crossed. He says THIS month...

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Old March 5th, 2015, 05:43 PM   #6
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what does your guy say about vegas Mac version
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Old March 5th, 2015, 07:01 PM   #7
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I understand your cynicism Mike :)) Justly founded. My source at Sony... right at the top, has not let me down yet so fingers crossed. He says THIS month...

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That's awesome, thanks for the update!
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Old March 6th, 2015, 01:38 AM   #8
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I will check what is happening re FCPX handling XAVC and report back. Also he has just emailed me saying that the new Catalyst products will now also be able to export MXF 422 50-mbit. His exact words:

"Other news that will hopefully cheer you up is that you’ll soon see XDCAM 50MB422 support in the Catalyst Products."

Bring it on down I say!

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Old March 8th, 2015, 10:58 AM   #9
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what does your guy say about vegas Mac version
Right the news on the mac version is not so clear. Because of conflicts of interest as both Sony and Apple produce NLE software the news is a bit more shrouded. To the best of my source's knowledge this work along with some other development stuff is being done in Japan where Sony and Apple have an ongoing development relationship. It's totally separate to Sony 'SCS' development in the States. I guess it depends on just how much of a priority Sony / Apple see in this codec update.

As I have said before the fact that Mainconcept's TotalCode has been able to decode this XAVC-L codec since May last year makes me wonder why everyone else is so far behind... apart from the latest Prem Pro CC and Edius. Plus it can transcode to almost any codec you may desire. This is what I have been using since Oct '14.

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Old March 8th, 2015, 03:19 PM   #10
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There is a NEW version of Catalyst Browse released as of March 5th. I will download it now and check on Mac and PC as to whether or not the batch import levels issue was corrected and report back. :)

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Old March 8th, 2015, 03:30 PM   #11
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Way to go Sony, I report an issue 3 months ago, you reply back a month later that your engineers have been sent a notice on it, then you release an UPDATE a few days ago that does NOT resolve the issue.

Catalyst Browse still (March 5 release) has the levels issue when batch transcoding.

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Old March 29th, 2015, 11:18 AM   #12
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Checking in close to month end, any further news on this?
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Old March 30th, 2015, 12:42 AM   #13
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Was thinking exactly the same only just this morning Mike. Along with some funding on a video project also due end of the month... that's another story though! Look I will drop the man an email to see what the situation is. Wonder if they want to announce it at NAB? Soon as I hear anything I will post.

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Old March 30th, 2015, 08:47 AM   #14
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Mike ~
Just heard back by mail. Here is the exact body of text from our contact.

"Hi Chris

Yes, we are preparing the release now. It will be delivered before we go to NAB. Waiting for it to pass the QA process for an exact date.

Best

xxxxx."

So not long now thank goodness. I guess it will be a new Vegas 13 build so all registered users should get notification between now and the 11th I guess. NAB officially opens 12th from memory but a lot of upcoming NAB press release stuff will be announced on the 11th.

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Old March 31st, 2015, 08:49 PM   #15
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Just in time for me to stop using the camera I bought for that codec that I never got the chance to ingest! Good work Sony. :-)

At least my new camera shoots XAVC Intra, which my old Vegas 12 WILL ingest.

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