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Old April 12th, 2008, 06:48 AM   #1
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Avid patch for full EX1 support released?

I have been hearing rumours for a while about a working beta-patch for the Avid Media composer that accepts not only 25 mbit XDCAM EX-files but also 35 mbit-files. Today I read an e-mail with official confirmation from Avid Sweden that the CPR-patch was released yesterday (friday) and will be uploaded by Avid here in the next couple of days:

http://www.avid.com/onlinesupport/downloadcpr.asp

Has anyone else heard anything to confirm this? Since it now seems to be official IŽd be very interested in what your Avid contacts tell you if you ask about this...


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Old April 12th, 2008, 08:41 AM   #2
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Ola, this is wonderful news. Hoping, like you, to have it confirmed soon.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 09:25 AM   #3
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Read this,the part about clip browser 2.
There's something about Avid and 35mbs.

http://dvuser.co.uk/content.php?CID=174

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Old April 12th, 2008, 12:30 PM   #4
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Here's what I just read about the new Clip Browser:

"Clip Browser version 2 also allows direct import into AVID systems at full 35mbps in MXF format, something currently not available natively with AVID systems"

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Old April 12th, 2008, 12:44 PM   #5
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I hope I'm not celebrating too soon. I just realized this Clip Browser update (and the "direct import into Avid systems") might only be for PCs.

Does anyone know whether the new Clip Browser will work for us Mac users?
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Old April 12th, 2008, 02:00 PM   #6
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just heard from an Avid editor that he thinks the Sony Clip Browser 2 update (that "allows direct import into AVID systems at full 35mbps in MXF format") is PC only.
Can anyone corroborate?
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Old April 12th, 2008, 04:06 PM   #7
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just heard from an Avid editor that he thinks the Sony Clip Browser 2 update (that "allows direct import into AVID systems at full 35mbps in MXF format") is PC only.
Can anyone corroborate?
Malcolm

This might be so but I believe that the Avid release (rumoured to be named 2.8.2) makes 35 mbps-imports possible and Avid usually gives both the mac and pc version the same features (with some exceptions). The Sony solution is probably not dependent on the Avid solution and the other way around. In short - Mac users should be helped with the Avid release coming shortly. I am guessing...
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Old April 12th, 2008, 04:39 PM   #8
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Hi Ola,
Thanks for making this very good point.
I have just heard, on another forum, that "The new Sony clip browser also works on a Mac so Avid on a mac is good to go", but I won't really truly believe this until I see it on Sony's web site, or have it confirmed by a user.
But you're right about Avid perhaps taking care of things with the hoped-for update.
I have been warned, though, that this particular Avid update (for the EX) might not happen. I'm sure hoping it does. It's funny... I guess the Avid/Mac/Sony EX group is a small (or quiet) one. I seem to be the only one worrying about this. Are you a Mac user?
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Old April 12th, 2008, 05:57 PM   #9
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It's funny... I guess the Avid/Mac/Sony EX group is a small (or quiet) one. I seem to be the only one worrying about this. Are you a Mac user?
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Sorry mate! I'm on a PC. However, I sympathise with you. On this forum being a non FCP-user equals being part of a minority. A new feeling for a PC- and Avid-user. ;-)
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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:45 AM   #10
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I think the EX1 has increased sales of MBP and FCP all because Avid and Sony could not get their act together for the launch.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 06:48 AM   #11
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Avid support for the EX1 codec is great news!

It's really frustrating to have a Media Composer at home that's gathering dust while I'm trying to learn FCP to get work done.

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Old April 13th, 2008, 06:54 AM   #12
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Avid support for the EX1 codec is great news!

It's really frustrating to have a Media Composer at home that's gathering dust while I'm trying to learn FCP to get work done.

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I have been using my Media Composer since december with the EX1 using the XDCAM EX to Avid software made by someone called Brad to convert the MP4-files to DNxHD. Still - this update will give me a much better workflow...

Still waiting for it to show up on Avids site though... If any of you lucky people who are in Vegas get a chance to talk to Avid tomorrow I'd be very interested to get another confirmation on the release.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:00 PM   #13
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Talked to Avid, and Xpress Pro 5.8.3 is coming for download any day now, and will support 35 Mb/s. Suppose this means should also come support for Media composer, will get back when I hear more details.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:21 PM   #14
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Hi Fredrik,
It was my understanding that Avid isn't going to be upgrading Xpress Pro any more... we Avid editors are going to have to upgrade to Media Composer for Leopard compatibility and EX1 codec compatibility, etc. etc.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 08:55 AM   #15
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Just got off the phone with Avid Sweden and was told that 2.8.3 had gone GOLD today. He was downloading it as we were speaking and will send it to me using Digidelivery today or tomorrow. It will also be up on Avids site "shortly".
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