XDCAM codec export?

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XDCAM codec export?

PostWed Dec 08, 2021 9:59 pm

Hi all - I'm preparing a TVC for export. The digital delivery service accepts Quicktime or MXF(OP1a) with XDCAM HD422 codec. I can't see this option in the export settings, only MXF with XDCAM mpeg2? same thing?
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Re: XDCAM codec export?

PostWed Dec 08, 2021 10:17 pm

Same thing.
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Re: XDCAM codec export?

PostThu Dec 09, 2021 4:31 am

Thank you. I completely forgot I had MediaInfo installed which shows all the file's info :/
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Re: XDCAM codec export?

PostThu Dec 09, 2021 4:57 am

If anything is not compliant to what TV wants, the plug-in by MainConcept should help.
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Re: XDCAM codec export?

PostThu Dec 09, 2021 9:38 am

Fwiw, I routinely deliver programmes from Resolve as MXF(OP1a) XDCAM HD422 using the built-in XDCAM MPEG2 encoder... I've personally never encountered any QC issues (with the encoding) at the network I deliver to, I just delivered 2 hours of original programming (ie cut from rushes) on Monday with no problem at all... all encodes had standards compliant fixed GOP structure (M=3, N=12), all sailed through QC...

... but there was a post here very recently from someone who had failed QC (at HBO) because their XDCAM encoding from Resolve showed a variable GOP pattern. I checked back over my exports from the last few months and they are all compliant except for a programme that was an acquisition ie one that I merely cut down to time and repackaged, not cut from rushes... that one showed a variable GOP pattern. It's not clear to me why there's any inconsistency but possibly it may be due to 'smart encoding', where pre-encoded media is copied direct from source (where possible) to speed up export, rather than re-encoded. I don't see an explicit setting for that in Resolve's delivery options but I do see it in Adobe's Media Encoder, so it's not impossible something similar is implemented. Regardless, as Uli noted, if you're dealing with a network/delivery partner that has issues with Resolve's native XDCAM encoder, the MainConcept encoder is a safe bet.
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Re: XDCAM codec export?

PostThu Dec 09, 2021 10:27 am

Well, there is such a setting in DR's delivery page under Advanced:
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And, if your client wants AS-11 UK DPP compliant content, the plug-in is helpful.
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