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Avid supports Canon XF media through Avid’s Media Access (AMA) method from an Avid
editing application.
Things You Should Know About the Canon XF AMA Plug-in
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To link to Canon XF (MPEG-2 Full HD) media, you must have both Avid MXF AMA
Plug-in and the Canon XF AMA Plug-in installed on your system.
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The Canon XF AMA plug-in is maintained and distributed by Canon with the Avid
Media Composer v5.5, Avid Symphony v5.5, and the Avid NewsCutter v9.5 and higher
editing systems.
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The Canon XF AMA plug-in supports both Avid Media Composer v4.0.5 and higher,
Avid Symphony v4.0.5 and higher, and Avid NewsCutter v8.0.5 and higher.
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Avid supports Canon’s XF 300 and 305 cameras.
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Avid does not support MultiCamera editing with MXF AMA clips.
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For additional AMA information, see www.avid.com\ama.
Canon XF Media
The Canon XF305 and Canon XF300 camera records MPEG-2 media onto compact flash
cards. Through the Canon XF AMA plug-in and the MXF AMA plug-in, you can link to
Canon MPEG-2 media through the AMA method.
You can edit directly from a flash card, without having to capture. You can link to a Canon
XF flash card and reader attached to your system or copy a Canon XF flash card to the root
of a drive.
The Canon XF AMA plug-in and the Avid MXF AMA plug-in should be installed on your
system. To link media through the AMA method, use Link to AMA Volumes. For more
information, see “The Avid Media Access (AMA) Workflow” on page 4 and “Linking
Media with AMA” on page 9.
For specific Canon XF workflow steps, see “Workflow for Editing Canon XF Clips with
AMA” on page 21.
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Canon XF Formats and Resolutions
The following table lists the formats and resolutions available when you work with GFCAM
media:
Resolution/Bit Rate
Raster/Frame Rate
MPEG-2 HD 50 and 35Mbits
25Mbits
1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720
1440 x 1080
Number of Audio
Channels
(maximum)
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Canon XF Files and Folders
Canon XF video and audio media files record in MXF format.
Each card stores the video and audio files in:
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(Windows) drive:\CONTENTS\CLIPS
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(Macintosh) Macintosh HD/CONTENTS/CLIPS
AMA does not recognize clips if the folder names in the selected path contain double-byte
characters (DBCS). AMA recognizes folders with the directory path that includes ASCII
alphanumeric characters.
Connecting the Canon XF Camera or CF Card Reader
You can connect the Canon XF camera or a CF card reader directly through an
industry-standard USB 2.0 port on your computer. See the Canon XF documentation for
information on connecting the camera or a card.
The flash card mounts as individual media drives on your desktop and then link to your Avid
editing system through AMA.
Spanned Clips and Canon XF
Spanned clips are clips that extend from one card to another. Avid supports working with
spanned Canon XF clips in your Avid editing application.
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Copying Canon XF Files to a FireWire or Network Drive
After you mount the flash card, you can copy the Canon XF media to a FireWire drive or a
network drive and then eject the flash card. You might find it convenient to copy several
flash cards to other drives so you can reuse the cards.
You can connect a FireWire drive, for example, and store the contents of several flash cards
on the drive so you can keep using the flash cards in the camera.
To copy the Canon XF flash cards to another drive:
1. On the drive, set up a folder for each flash card you want to copy.
Avid recommends that you do not place the media folder at the top level of the drive.
2. Give each folder a unique name that identifies the flash card.
The name does not have to be the same as the actual flash card name.
3. Navigate to the actual flash card and select the CONTENTS folder.
4. Do one of the following:
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Copy and paste the CONTENTS folder to the folder on the other drive.
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Click the CONTENTS folder and drag it to the folder on the other drive.
5. Eject the flash card.
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The Avid Media Access (AMA) Workflow
Avid Media Access (AMA) is a plug-in architecture that lets you link directly to clips from a
third-party volume (for example, a P2, XDCAM or GFCAM device) or to a file based media
clip (for example, QuickTime or MXF) into a bin without storing the media directly on your
system. AMA lets you be more productive by browsing and editing directly from the device
or volume.
The bin lets you log, browse, and view these clips in the usual way. Once the third-party
device is disconnected, the bin still exists with the clips, although the media displays as
offline. When you reconnect the device, the media appears online. The system automatically
displays the media; you do not need to mount the drives.
The AMA method also allows for more metadata to be brought into the bin which gives you
more information about the media. For example, essence marks (or locators) associated with
the clip are automatically brought into your bin.
To display metadata information in your bin, see “Adding a Metadata Bin Column Heading”
in the Avid editing Help.
The following considerations and limitations apply:
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When the AMA setting is activated, the non-AMA method does not appear in the File
menu. Deactivate the AMA setting to display the File > Import P2 (and Import XDCAM
Proxy) option. The AMA setting is on by default.
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The Link to AMA File(s) menu choice is available for third-party AMA file based
media plug-ins. To see the available AMA plug-ins available to download for your Avid
editing application, go to www.avid.com/ama.You must have a third-party plug-in
installed on your system for the option to display.
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Windows UNC (Universal Naming Convention) paths are not supported with AMA
media. To link AMA media, map it to the drive.
In order to link to AMA files on a mapped network drive, enter the command “alldrives
1” in the Console window. This displays the mapped network drive. If you quit and then
reopen the Avid editing application, the mapped network drives still display. To turn this
function off, enter “alldrives 2.” For more information on mapping network drives, see
“Using The Console Window” in the Avid editing Help.
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When you render an audio effect on an AMA media clip, all audio media files are
written as PCM (MXF), regardless of what you set for the audio file format.
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The Dynamic Relink option is not supported with AMA clips.
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Avid does not support MultiCamera editing with AMA clips.
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You should not mix workflows. Either use the AMA method or use the traditional
import/batch import method.
The Avid Media Access (AMA) Workflow
Selecting the AMA Settings
You can set options in the AMA Settings dialog box to turn AMA on or off (on by default),
to automatically mount your volumes, to customize your bin, and to set audio channel
linking options.
To check for and download additional or updated AMA plug-ins, click the link to
www.avid.com/ama.
To set up AMA:
1. In the Project window, click the Settings tab.
2. Double-click AMA.
The AMA Settings dialog box appears.
3. Click the Volume Mounting tab.
4. Select “Enable AMA Volume Management.”
By default, this option is selected. If you deselect the option and then reselect it, you
must quit and restart your Avid editing application. When this option is selected, the
File > Import menu item is no longer available.
5. If you want the system to automatically scan drives (volumes) every time, select the
option “When mounting previously mounted volumes, do not check for modifications to
the volume.” This option is off by default.
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6. If you remount a volume, deselect the option “When mounting previously mounted
volumes, do not check for modifications to the volume,” and the system checks the
modification date of the device or drive against the last time the clips were linked. If the
date is the same, the clips come back online. If the date is different, the system links the
clips again, and links any new clips added to the volume. This option is off by default.
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If you restart your Avid editing application, the system automatically rescans the drives
regardless of the options you’ve selected.
7. To customize your bin, click the Bins tab.
By default, the system links your clips into a new bin using the same name as your
project name. If you want to change the bin name or want to use an already existing bin,
you can make these changes in the Bins tab.
For more information on Bins options, see “AMA Settings: Bins Tab” on page 19.
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Depending on your AMA Settings, every time you insert a card into a reader or connect a
device, the system creates a new bin whether the same card or device has been previously
inserted or not.
8. To map source audio channels to multichannel or mono tracks in your clips, click the
Link Options tab, and then click Edit.
The Set Multichannel Audio dialog box opens. For information on setting multichannel
audio options, see “Linking to AMA Multiple Resolution Media” on page 12.
9. Click OK.
Viewing Installed AMA Plug-ins
Once you download and install a third-party plug-in from www.avid.com/ama, you can enter
a console command to view a list and the version number of the plug-ins installed on your
system.
To display the list of installed AMA plugins:
1. Select Tools > Console.
2. In the command entry text box, type: AMA_ListPlugins
3. Press Enter (Windows) or Return (Macintosh).
AMA_ListPlugins displays a list of the plugins installed on your system.
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Understanding Linking with AMA
Linking lets you point to media on a device or point to the media directly on your system.
The media physically resides on your system or it can reside on an external device. The
device can be a camera, a card reader, an optical disk, a virtual volume on your desktop or on
a server. The media points to the most recent source. For example, if you link the clips to a
virtual volume on your desktop, the drive column displays the desktop as the location where
the clips are linked to. If you then insert a card into a reader with the same media, the clips
point to the media on the card. If you remove the card, the clips point to the media on the
card and the clips appear offline. The card being the most recent source. Once the card is
reinserted, the clips in the bin appear online.
AMA Linking with Multichannel Audio
You can use the AMA Settings dialog box to define the audio track formats for the audio
channels in your linked media, up to a maximum of 16 audio channels for the clips in your
bins. This allows you to specify which source channels are treated as mono or multichannel
audio tracks in your project, rather than having to modify the clips in your bin after you link
to the AMA media.
The mappings affect all media clips created when you link to your source media. If you want
to use different mixes for different master clips or different projects, create a custom AMA
Settings template for each separate type of mix and then create your linked master clips.
Each stereo track requires two channels, but you can mix mono and stereo input channels for
your linking operation as long as you do not exceed the maximum of 16 audio channels for
each master clip.
To specify the multichannel audio mix for linked AMA clips:
1. In the Project window, click the Settings tab.
2. Double-click AMA.
The AMA Settings dialog box appears.
For information about the AMA Settings, see “AMA Settings” on page 19.
3. Click the Link Options tab.
The Link Options tab lists any multichannel audio mappings in the current AMA
Settings template.
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4. Click Edit.
The Set Multichannel Audio dialog box opens.
5. Click the format buttons to select one of the following audio track formats for each pair
of source channels:
Button
Track Format
Mono
Stereo
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You must map source audio channels in mono or stereo pairs. For example, you cannot
map A1 to a mono track and A2 and A3 to a stereo track. Instead, map A1 and A2 to
mono tracks, and A3 and A4 to a stereo track. If the source media does not have an
audio channel on A2, the Avid editing application ignores the channel.
6. Click OK to close the Set Multichannel Audio dialog box, and then click OK to close
the AMA Settings dialog box.
The Track Formats column in the bin Text view displays the format for all multichannel
audio tracks in a master clip.
To save a custom map of linked audio channels as a settings template:
1. Click the Settings tab in the Project window.
The Settings list appears.
2. Click AMA.
3. Select Edit > Duplicate.
A duplicate setting appears in the Settings list.
4. Name the setting by doing the following:
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a.
Click the custom name column.
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Type a name.
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Press Enter (Windows) or Return (Macintosh).
The custom name column is the center column in the Project window. When you move the
pointer over the custom name column, the pointer changes from a pointing finger to a text
insertion bar.
You can select this new setting whenever you link clips with AMA.
Linking Media with AMA
Use the File > Link to AMA Volume(s) option if you link to media which originates on a
volume (XDCAM EX, XDCAM, P2, RED or GFCAM). You can also use File > Link to
AMA Volume(s) if you want to link to multiple QuickTime files located in a single folder. If
you link directly to a single media file clip (MXF or QuickTime), use the File > Link to
AMA File(s) option.
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For optimum viewing and playing, Avid recommends a single clip length should not exceed
more than 12 hours.
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The decompose option from the Clip menu is not available with AMA. You do not need to
decompose clips when you use the AMA method.
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To automatically link clips on a volume with AMA:
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Connect the drive or card reader through a USB or FireWire port on your computer,
insert a card or disk.
The system scans the device and links the clips into the default bin and with the default
multichannel audio track formats (based on the AMA settings). The clips highlight in
yellow.
To change the default bin, bin name, or audio track format, from the Project window
double-click AMA Settings and select options from the Bins and Link Options tabs. For
more information, see “AMA Settings” on page 19 and “Linking to AMA Multiple
Resolution Media” on page 12.
To manually link clips from a virtual volume with AMA:
1. Select File > Link to AMA Volumes.
The Browse For Folder dialog box opens.
2. Navigate to the P2, XDCAM, RED, GFCAM clips or the QuickTime folder, and then
click OK.
For P2, navigate one level above the Contents folder. For XDCAM disks, navigate to
one level above the Clip folder. For XDCAM EX, navigate to one level above the BPAV
folder. For RED, navigate to the root directory of the RED card. For GFCAM, navigate
to the root directory of the GFPAK. For QuickTime, navigate to the QuickTime folder
that holds the QuickTime files.
Depending if you are using an existing bin or creating a new bin, the Bin Selection
dialog box opens.
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3. Select Bin Selection options.
Option
Description
Single Bin Based On Selected Folder Places all linked clips into one default bin.
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Single Bin Named
Lets you create a new bin and type in a new bin name.
Places all linked clips into that bin.
Bin(s) Based on Current AMA
Setting
Places the clips in the bin(s) you set up in the AMA
Settings Bins tab.
Bin(s) Based on Subfolders
Places the clips in bin(s) based on their subfolders.
Top Bin Window
Places the clips in the active bin.
If you relink a sequence and the bin that stores the AMA referenced clips is closed, the media
does not relink. Before you relink, open the bin of the referenced clips.
4. Click OK.
The clips appear in the bin or bins depending on the options you selected, they highlight
in yellow.
To link clips from a file with AMA:
1. Select File > Link to AMA File(s).
You can also right-click a bin and select Link to AMA File(s).
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The system ignores the settings you have selected in the AMA Volume Mounting settings.
2. If there is no active bin, a dialog box appears asking you to select a bin.
The Select file(s) for AMA linking dialog box opens.
3. From the AMA Plugin Filter menu, select the type of file.
Option
Description
All AMA Plugins Files
Searches and displays all files.
QuickTime
Searches and displays only QuickTime files.
MXF
Searches and displays only MXF files.
RED R3D
Searches and displays only RED files.
4. Select the file(s) you want to link. Ctrl+click or Shift+click to select multiple files.
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5. Click Open.
The clips appear in the active bin with the default multichannel audio track formats
(based on the AMA settings). The clips are highlighted in yellow.
If the system cannot link a file, an error message displays informing you to open the
Console window for more information about the file(s) in error.
If you move the clip from the original drive to another drive on your system, the clip
displays as offline in your bin.
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If you move a source file from one location to another and then back to the original location,
you might need to refresh the bin to redisplay the clip. Close and reopen the bin to refresh
the bin.
Working with AMA Multiple Resolution Media
If you choose to link to low-resolution media, you can link to any combination of proxy or
high-resolution audio or video media. For instance, you can link to the most compressed
(proxy) video and the highest quality audio.
Disks can take some time spinning up to link the high-resolution media, so linking to the
low-resolution media saves you time. You can edit with the low-resolution media and once
you are finished, you can relink to the high-resolution media.
At this time, Avid AMA supports linking to multiple resolution XDCAM media only.
Linking to AMA Multiple Resolution Media
Before you link to low-resolution or high-resolution media, you need to select the video and
audio quality in the AMA Settings Quality tab.
The steps below highlight linking to low-resolution media. You can also link to
high-resolution media.
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For information about linking with AMA, see “The Avid Media Access (AMA) Workflow” on
page 4.
To link to low-resolution media:
1. In the Project window, click the Settings tab.
2. Double-click AMA.
The AMA Settings dialog box appears.
For information about the AMA Settings, see “AMA Settings” on page 19.
3. Click the Quality tab.
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4. Click the appropriate resolution for your video in the AMA Link Preference section, and
click OK.
If a particular resolution is not available, it will be grayed out.
5. Insert the disk into the device.
6. Select Bin Selection options from the Bins tab.
For information on bin selection options, see “Linking Media with AMA” on page 9.
7. Select File > Link to AMA Volume.
The Browse for Folder dialog box opens.
8. Navigate to the clips, and then click OK.
The clips appear in the bin or bins depending on the bin options you select. Clips
highlight in yellow.
The Video column in the bin displays the project type of the clip.
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Switching Between Multiple Resolution Media
Once you link to the low-resolution or high-resolution media and complete your edits, you
can easily switch from low to high and high to low-resolution media. When you switch to a
different resolution, the system replaces the clip in the bin with the new clip and resolution.
The steps below highlight switching from low-resolution to high-resolution media. You can
also switch from high-resolution to low-resolution.
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For XDCAM, if you use the Sony PDZ-1 software to assign a User Disc ID, the Avid editing
system displays this information in a bin column and knows what disk name is associated
with each clip.
To switch from low-resolution to high-resolution media:
1. Insert the disk in the device.
2. Select the low-resolution clips in the bin.
3. Right-click the bin and select Modify AMA Resolutions.
The AMA Resolutions Quality dialog box appears.
4. Click the Highest Quality for your video (audio is always set to Highest Quality) and
click OK.
The highest quality clips replace the most compressed (low-resolution) clips in the bin,
they highlight in yellow.
If the bin contains clips from multiple volumes, you will be prompted to insert another
disk.
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Consolidating Multiple Resolution Media
When you are ready to move your media to shared storage, you can link to your resolution
and consolidate at the same time.
The steps below highlight consolidating high-resolution media. You can also consolidate
low-resolution media.
For information on why you should consolidate, see “Consolidating Media” in the Avid
editing Help.
To consolidate high-resolution media:
1. In the Project window, click the Settings tab.
2. Double-click AMA.
The AMA Settings dialog box appears.
For information about the AMA Settings, see “AMA Settings” on page 19.
3. Click the Quality tab.
4. Click the appropriate resolution for your video in the Consolidate Preference section,
and click OK.
If a particular resolution is not available, it will be grayed out.
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5. To consolidate the clip, follow the steps in “Using the Consolidate Command” in the
Avid editing Help.
The resolutions you select in the Consolidate Preference area of the AMA Settings
Quality tab displays in the Transcode/Consolidate dialog box when you consolidate or
transcode.
Relinking to AMA Files
After you link AMA QuickTime files into your sequence, you have the option to make
changes (in a third party applications, such as Adobe After Effects) to that file. If you change
the filename or change the location of the file, the best way to link that clip back into your
sequence is through the relink option. Relinking to an AMA file allows you to link to a
different file. This process only works if the targeted file is compatible with the old file, for
example the file has the same duration, edit rate or number of tracks.
This feature is helpful when you have a group of linked clips that were moved to a different
folder or drive. You can relink the clips to the new location. You can also use this feature to
toggle between different versions of a QuickTime movie, for example a low-resolution
version of the movie is myMovie_DV.mov and the high-resolution version of the movie is
myMovie_1to1.mov. You can relink to both of these versions, to see which clip works better
in your sequence.
At this time, Relink to AMA File(s) is only available with AMA QuickTime files.
To relink to an AMA QuickTime file:
1. Link to an AMA QuickTime file.
The clips highlight yellow in the bin.
For information on linking, see “Linking Media with AMA” on page 9.
2. If you then decide to change the original clip in the bin in your third-party application,
create the new movie file.
3. In your bin, Ctrl+click (Windows) or Command+click (Macintosh) or right-click the
clip or clips you want to relink.
4. Select Relink to AMA File(s).
The Select file to relink AMA clip dialog box opens asking you to locate the new file.
5. Locate the new file.
If you have multiple clips selected in the bin, the system prompts you for the location of
each file, one at a time.
6. Click Open.
The new clip highlights in the bin.
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If the new file is not compatible with the clip in the bin (it does not have the same duration,
edit rate or number of tracks), the clip in the bin retains its original link.
The AMA Plug-in Log File
The Avid system creates an AMA plug-in log file when you link clips. The log file records
errors and information about the clips. If you experience any problems while you link clips
or if you receive an error message, check the AMA log file to get more information about the
error (for example: a corrupt file or a bad filename). You can view the log file from the
following location on your system:
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(Windows) drive:\Program Files\Avid\Media Composer\Avid FatalError Reports. The
name of the log file is AMALoggerMM_DD_YY.log.
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(Macintosh) Volume/Users/Shared/AvidMediaComposer/Avid FatalError Reports. The
name of the log file is AMALoggerMM_DD_YY.log.
Using Virtual Volumes
You can use a virtual volume to copy media from a card or disk. This lets you use the card or
disk again. A virtual volume can be a folder on your desktop or a folder located on a server.
However, the virtual volume folder should reside one level down from the root level in order
for the system to display it as a virtual volume. The following are examples of virtual
volumes:
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C:\Desktop\BPAV
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Z:\P2\Card 1
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Z:\GFPAK\
With the AMA method, all drives and virtual volumes associated with your bin mount
automatically. You cannot remove a volume while in AMA, however you can remove a
virtual volume.
To unmount a virtual volume:
1. Choose File > Unmount.
The Unmount dialog box opens.
2. Select the virtual volume you want to remove.
3. Click OK.
The system removes the virtual volume from your system and clips linked to this virtual
volume appear offline. When you restart your Avid editing application, the system scans
the system for virtual volumes and the clips appear online.
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Virtual Volumes and AMA Bins
If you select Volume Name in the AMA Bin Settings tab, the system names the bin the same
name as the virtual volume drive name. If you continue to use the same virtual volume to
link other media through AMA, the system continues to place the linked media in the same
bin. If you want to create a new bin for different types of media you link through AMA, you
can either create a new virtual volume drive for each type of media (XDCAM, XDCAM EX,
P2, GFCAM, etc.) or you can create a new bin every time you link to new media on a virtual
volume.
To create a new bin on the same virtual volume:
1. Before you link your media through AMA, click the Settings tab in the Project window.
2. Double-click AMA.
3. Click the Bins tab.
4. Select “Create a new bin” and specify a new bin name.
5. Click OK.
6. Select File > Link to AMA Volumes.
The media appears in the newly created bin. Repeat these steps for each type of media.
Deleting Clips
You can delete master clips, but you cannot delete media files that reside on drives. Your
Avid editing application treats files as read-only devices.
You can delete master clips and media files the same way you delete other master clips and
media files. However, you might not be able to delete files that you moved rather than
copied. If you cannot delete master clips and media files, first unlock the clips as described
in the second procedure, and then delete them.
To delete files from cards/volumes:
1. Quit your Avid editing application.
2. On the desktop, navigate to the drive.
3. Select the files you want to delete and press the Delete key.
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To delete files on a local drive in your Avid editing application:
1. In a bin, select the clips you want to delete.
2. (Option) Right-click and select Unlock Bin Selection.
3. Press the Delete key.
The Delete dialog box opens.
4. Select Delete master clips and Delete associated media files.
5. Click OK.
AMA Settings
AMA Settings: Bins Tab
Option
Description
Use active bin
When this option is selected, your Avid editing application uses the currently
active bin to store clips linked using AMA.
Create a new bin
When this option is selected, your Avid editing application creates a new bin to
store clips linked using AMA and controls the bin name. This is the default
option.
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Default bin naming convention: uses the project name for the bin (bin name
followed by a consecutive number).
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Volume name: the name or label of the volume (for example D:).
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Specify bin name: lets you enter a new bin name.
Display imported headframe
When this option is selected, your Avid editing application displays the
device-defined headframe.
Display editor headframe
When this option is selected, your Avid editing application displays your Avid
editing application’s headframe or frame icon in Frame view.
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AMA Settings: Quality Tab
Option
Description
AMA Link Preference: Video This option allows you to select a quality resolution: Highest Quality or Most
Compressed before linking your video media.
AMA Link Preference:
Audio
This option allows you to select a quality resolution: Highest Quality or Most
Compressed before linking your audio media.
Consolidate Preference:
Video
This option allows you to consolidate your video media to the Highest Quality or
Most Compressed resolution.
Consolidate Preference:
Audio
This option allows you to consolidate your audio media to the Highest Quality or
Most Compressed resolution.
AMA Settings: Volume Mounting Tab
Option
Description
Enable AMA Volume
Management
Enables AMA linking of file-based media from supported third-party devices and
drives. You must quit and restart your Avid editing application for the changes to take
effect.
When mounting
previously mounted
volumes, do not check
for modifications to the
volume.
If you select this option, your Avid editing application automatically scans and links
all clips from the third-party device and drive every time a device or drive is attached
to your system. If you do not select this option, the system checks the modification
date of the device or drive against the last time the clips were linked. If the date is the
same, the clips come back online. If the date is different, the system links the clips
again, and links any new clips added to the volume. The option is off by default.
AMA Settings: Link Options Tab
Option
Description
Multichannel Audio
Select this option if you want to assign audio tracks to specific channels in your linked
media, up to a maximum of 16 audio channels for the clips in your bins. This allows
you to specify which source channels are treated as mono or multichannel audio
tracks in your project, rather than having to modify the clips in your bin after you link
to the AMA media.
Click Edit to open the Multiple Mixes dialog box, which allows you to map audio
tracks to channels. For more information, see “AMA Linking with Multichannel
Audio” on page 7.
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Workflow for Editing Canon XF Clips with AMA
A typical workflow is as follows:
1. The Canon XF AMA plug-in and the MXF AMA plug-in should be installed on your
system.
2. Mount the flash cards.
The system links the Canon XF clips automatically into a bin.
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If you use multiple flash cards and you remove one of the cards, your media displays offline.
3. Use the master clips to edit and output a sequence.
4. (Option) Rename the clips to organize your material.
5. Consolidate or transcode your sequence or clips.
The media consolidates to the destination you set in the Media Creation dialog box.
Consolidating your media helps when you work with multiple P2 cards. If a card is
removed from the reader, consolidating lets you view your sequence with all the media
online.
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When you consolidate, if you want to keep your AMA clips linked to the original source,
select the option “Keep Master clips linked to media on the original drive,” in the Copying
Media Files dialog box.
For information on consolidating your sequence, see “Consolidating Media” in the Avid
editing Help. For information on transcoding your sequence, see “Using the Transcode
Command” in the Avid editing Help.
6. Remove the flash card.
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