I'm a Max teacher at Fanshawe College in London ON.
Yesterday I had a little problem, and I was wondering if anyone could come
up with alternative solutions to my own.
After shooting some Camera Match footage, the video was imported into our
server over a firewire card (pinnacle DV300). The footage could not be
loaded into Max (Bad AVI file message) so I re-rendered the footage as a TGA
Oddly, the TGA sequence could be brought into Max (Enviro background and
Viewport Background)on some computers, but not into all of them (all
identical hardware and even ghosted from the same machine).
Finally, I re-rendered the DV footage as a Deinterlaced, Uncompressed AVI,
and used that , it worked well. The Max scene was rendered as uncompressed
and then re-rendered on the machine with the DV codec to the Pinnacle DV
format, and then out to tape (I know it's a long process, but I have 2
firewire cards for 26 computers).
Will I get better quality if I use a lower field first uncompressed avi? and
then render the Max file to uncompressed (lower field first) and then out to
the DV codec (lower field first)
Why would the TGA not work on some computers?
Is there another possible solution..i.e. rendering bmp sequence,
uncompressed QuickTime etc?
Thanks for your help.