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  • Converting SD project to HD 720p?

    I have a finished project in SD. All the editing is laid out the way I want it.

    Now I want to generate an HD720p project of the same thing. I have re-rendered all my animations to have 720p versions.

    I know the process is not automatic but what I would like to do is to import the SD sequence so I have all the tracks in their positions, then replace each clip with it's 720p version. Is this possible or do I have to totally recreate the edit from scratch?

    When I tried the 'Import Sequence' it gave me an error about the sequence not using the same settings.

    Thanks!
    Sincerely,

    Mike Truly
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  • #2
    Ahhh.... OK. I can't import the SD sequence into the HD project but I see I can change the project settings to HD within the SD project itself.

    That'll work.

    Thanks!
    Sincerely,

    Mike Truly
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    970.349.5651
    www.trulymedia.com

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mike Truly View Post

      Thanks!
      it was our pleasure
      Anton Strauss
      Antons Video Productions - Sydney

      EDIUS 9 WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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      • #4
        Remember to check any titles or graphic postions that you might have

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mike Truly View Post
          ...I see I can change the project settings to HD within the SD project itself.
          For future reference, you can use this feature to do all the editing in HD and then simply switch the project setting to SD for generating the SD output. You have to check title placements and some effects to make sure they look right after the switch, but other than that there's no need to have two separate versions of the project. Or you can edit in HD, render out to an HQ video file and pull that into a blank SD project to render the SD output. In theory you could output to SD directly from an HD timeline, but there have been encoding issues with that in the past which may not have been fixed yet.
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          • #6
            Pat,

            Thanks. Yes, I will be redoing the titles to fit the HD format.

            Thanks again.
            Sincerely,

            Mike Truly
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            www.trulymedia.com

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            • #7
              Kevin,

              Thanks. I would normally produce the project in the method you mention but there is a concern with my clients needing the fullscreen (not letterboxed) 4x3 SD version for their courtroom playback. So for this particular project, I got it in the bag in fullscreen SD 4x3 first for them... then re-produce the project in HD 720p for their possible use instead. The two results are different enough that simply outputting to SD 4x3 letterbox from HD is not good enough in this case. That's why it was done this way.

              Thanks again.
              Sincerely,

              Mike Truly
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              Truly Media
              970.349.5651
              www.trulymedia.com

              System1: Edius 7.41|Storm Mobile|Dual Xeon 3.1 (20 cores w HT OFF)|128GB RAM|Dual 512 SSDs|7TB RAID5|Dual Quadro5000s|Win7_64

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              • #8
                Hmmm... this brings up another desire.

                It would be nice if when you know your going to be generating different titles for different versions (one SD and one HD) if there was an automated way of replacing the titles.

                For example, you've created an SD version and all your titles are named something like:

                title_01
                title_02
                title_03
                etc.

                You use File Explorer or other app to copy all the titles and rename the copies to be:

                HD_title_01
                HD_title_02
                HD_title_03
                etc.

                I would like to have a command in Edius that would auto-replace each SD title with it's HD title counterpart. In a file renamer-type of dialog, you specify the format to be replaced and the format of the replacement files and they are all replaced automatically.

                Of course, you still need to edit each HD title to the proper size location but the files are already in place on both the timeline and on disk.

                Sounds like one for the wishlist.

                Thanks!
                Sincerely,

                Mike Truly
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                Truly Media
                970.349.5651
                www.trulymedia.com

                System1: Edius 7.41|Storm Mobile|Dual Xeon 3.1 (20 cores w HT OFF)|128GB RAM|Dual 512 SSDs|7TB RAID5|Dual Quadro5000s|Win7_64

                System2: EdiusNX+Exp|Edius 6.03|Procoder3|XP32|Dual Xeon 3.6|4GB RAM|U320 RAID0 15K

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mike Truly View Post
                  I would normally produce the project in the method you mention but there is a concern with my clients needing the fullscreen (not letterboxed) 4x3 SD version for their courtroom playback.
                  Makes sense, but even when converting from widescreen to 4x3 it may be possible to achieve that using the project settings, depending on your particular requirements. For example, use the Layout tool to set all clips to fill the height of the screen and then you can switch back and forth from widescreen to 4x3 at will - the left and right edges get clipped in 4x3 mode. FYI for those who can benefit from that...
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mike Truly View Post
                    It would be nice if when you know your going to be generating different titles for different versions (one SD and one HD) if there was an automated way of replacing the titles.
                    How about moving the title files before you switch resolution so the clip restoration dialog kicks in?
                    Edius 6.5 on Lenovo W520 laptop: Intel Core i7-2720QM @2.2 GHz, Nvidia graphics card, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Canon Vixia HF-G10, three Sony HDV video cameras and one Canon 7D.

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                    • #11
                      Kevin,

                      Thanks for the ideas. This might work although I haven't worked extensively with the clip restoration dialog. I was actually thinking of a 'clip replacement dialog' that could be triggered anytime while in the app. I am currently operating where both the SD and HD titles reside in the same folder on disk for both the SD and HD versions. But a workaround may be that I should use separate title folders on disk and rename the SD folder temporarily when opening the HD project. Definitely have to do it in such a way as to not mess up the SD version too much when updating the HD version.

                      Thanks again.
                      Sincerely,

                      Mike Truly
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                      Truly Media
                      970.349.5651
                      www.trulymedia.com

                      System1: Edius 7.41|Storm Mobile|Dual Xeon 3.1 (20 cores w HT OFF)|128GB RAM|Dual 512 SSDs|7TB RAID5|Dual Quadro5000s|Win7_64

                      System2: EdiusNX+Exp|Edius 6.03|Procoder3|XP32|Dual Xeon 3.6|4GB RAM|U320 RAID0 15K

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                      • #12
                        Clip Restoration will be much faster/easier if you use different folders, but the same filenames.

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                        • #13
                          Brandon,

                          It definitely will for the current setup, but I am loathe to use the same filenames for anything... old habits. In the long run, I would love to see an automated replace function so I could use different filenames but replace quickly.

                          The 'Re-link' is almost there if it would let me put in some parameters similar to how a renamer dialog does and also show the preview list of what the relinking would look like (again similar to a renamer dialog).

                          Thanks!
                          Sincerely,

                          Mike Truly
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                          Truly Media
                          970.349.5651
                          www.trulymedia.com

                          System1: Edius 7.41|Storm Mobile|Dual Xeon 3.1 (20 cores w HT OFF)|128GB RAM|Dual 512 SSDs|7TB RAID5|Dual Quadro5000s|Win7_64

                          System2: EdiusNX+Exp|Edius 6.03|Procoder3|XP32|Dual Xeon 3.6|4GB RAM|U320 RAID0 15K

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                          • #14
                            I have only done one HD project, and didn't have a burner (until today) to get it off the computer, but the other things I noticed that needed re-doing were any P-I-P videos and any region effects.

                            Although it is a few weeks since I did the project in HD, I seem to remember that I got the TP titles in the right position by putting them in a video track, instead of a title track. Then when you changed projects they automatically resized themselves.

                            Someone might like to try it, see if it works!

                            Cheers, Vaughan
                            Main Edit System ASUS Z170-Pro, 6700K, 32 gig ram HD Spark, Windows 7 64bit Edius 8.1 (Edit Machine)
                            2nd System Intel DZ77BH, 3770K, 16 GB ram, Edius 8.1 (ingest and authoring)
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                            • #15
                              Vaughan,

                              Thanks for this. I'll keep this in mind.
                              Sincerely,

                              Mike Truly
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------
                              Truly Media
                              970.349.5651
                              www.trulymedia.com

                              System1: Edius 7.41|Storm Mobile|Dual Xeon 3.1 (20 cores w HT OFF)|128GB RAM|Dual 512 SSDs|7TB RAID5|Dual Quadro5000s|Win7_64

                              System2: EdiusNX+Exp|Edius 6.03|Procoder3|XP32|Dual Xeon 3.6|4GB RAM|U320 RAID0 15K

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