Please add support for more AVI codecs

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Andrew Kolakowski

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Re: Please add support for more AVI codecs

PostTue May 22, 2018 8:47 am

Bob Rooney wrote:I am running Beta3 and tried importing AVI file from 2006. It failed without any message. All my MP4 files worked fine. I tried to upload a 30 second AVI attachment but was too large.


AVI is a container which can hold 100s of codecs so don't expect that every AVI will work.
Support has been added for GV HQ/HQX codecs. There are only few codecs which Resolve imports with AVI container.
If it doesn't work then not much you can do atm.
You can post mediainfo grab (Text view), so we know what codec it's.
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Re: Please add support for more AVI codecs

PostTue May 22, 2018 5:44 pm

Have attached image of the codec for this file.

Thank you.
Bob
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GSpot Codec for AVI.JPG
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Re: Please add support for more AVI codecs

PostTue May 22, 2018 7:15 pm

It's DV codec, with as far as I remember is not supported in Resolve on PC. On Mac it's supported in MOV container.
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Re: Please add support for more AVI codecs

PostTue May 22, 2018 7:45 pm

Certainly import of DV25 in AVI format is not supported. Same goes for DV50, DVCPro and DVCPro HD. The 'DR_15 Supported Formats & Codecs List' states that these codecs are supported in MOV format, but only on MacOS with Final Cut Pro X installed:

http://documents.blackmagicdesign.com/DaVinciResolve/20180426-942419/DaVinci_Resolve_15_Supported_Codec_List.pdf

That said, I just 'rewrapped' (remuxed) a couple of archived native PAL and NTSC DV (Type II) AVI files to MOV with FFMPEG and 15_beta3 on Windows 10 imported them just fine.
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Re: Please add support for more AVI codecs

PostTue May 22, 2018 8:48 pm

Yes, re-wrap is good try.
Other way is to create QT reference MOV with QT 7 Pro. Even quicker than re-wrapping.
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Re: Please add support for more AVI codecs

PostWed May 23, 2018 12:42 pm

Someone just needs to write a FUSE/Dokan/WinFsp driver that will decode any unsupported input format (AVI/MPG/TS/MKV/whatever) using ffmpeg to uncompressed RGB(A) in a virtual MOV file. That way, everybody will be happy and we won't have to bother BMD any more.
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Re: Please add support for more AVI codecs

PostWed May 23, 2018 6:23 pm

It sort of already exists on PC through avisynth or vapoursynth, but as virtual AVI.
I've asked many times for MOV, but no developer was interested (MOV is quite complex).
Much easier would be virtual DPX/TIFF/EXR sequence.
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Re: Please add support for more AVI codecs

PostFri May 25, 2018 1:21 pm

How does Fusion 9 interface with FFMPEG, out of interest ? I know it requires downloading FFMPEG (Shared version) separately and setting the program path (if not picked up automatically), but how is the decode output from FFMPEG imported by Fusion and could the same not be extended to Resolve ?
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Re: Please add support for more AVI codecs

PostFri May 25, 2018 3:01 pm

It can, BM decision.
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Re: Please add support for more AVI codecs

PostSun Jun 03, 2018 11:50 am

After all the discussion I have one last question.

Can support for the AVI DV codec be added in future build?
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Re: Please add support for more AVI codecs

PostWed Jun 20, 2018 10:55 am

Apologize for replying a month later but did not receive notification of post update. At any rate, I have attached the codec info.
AVI Codec.jpg
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Re: Please add support for more AVI codecs

PostThu Jun 21, 2018 10:32 am

Bob, can you PM a small sample to me please?
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Re: Please add support for more AVI codecs

PostThu Jun 21, 2018 11:33 am

Andrew Kolakowski wrote:Yes, re-wrap is good try.
Other way is to create QT reference MOV with QT 7 Pro. Even quicker than re-wrapping.

MPEG Streamclip (Mac/Win) is a good tool for that. It can even open elder video files with the proper accessories and export them in Prores/DNx Quicktimes, with constant framerates. If all done's right at the outset, Resolve will eat the exports up, no problem. :)
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Re: Please add support for more AVI codecs

PostFri Jul 20, 2018 8:17 am

Bob Rooney wrote:I am running Beta3 and tried importing AVI file from 2006. It failed without any message. All my MP4 files worked fine. I tried to upload a 30 second AVI attachment but was too large.


Post a link with a space in the path to a shared dropbox folder.
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