UPRESSING PROCESS Media Composer

Prepare Online Project


  1. Create an online project with a compatible format/frame rate as offline projectCreate a new partition on ISIS/UNITY network that is dedicated to online media only

    1. 30i NTSC with 29.97 footage > 1080i/59.94


  2. Ensure your RAID drives have the correct drive letter

    1. If not, save and quit out of AVID, change the drive letter, then restart AVID.

  3. At the Windows level, copy the folder structure of the original AMA bins from the main project into the online project

    1. Do not change the metadata!

  4. In online project, create a new bin for each act of the showOpen the bin containing the SD version of the show/act you will be uprezing

    1. Splitting the relinking/uprezing process into acts helps prevent crashes


  5. Copy sequences into the appropriate online act bins

    1. Make subsequence of the acts from full episode sequence if necessary

Prepare SD Sequence for Upres

  1. Open the first act sequence and remove all audio


  2. Right click on the sequence in the bin and choose the “update effects” option. This should create a copy of the sequence with the extension “.updated.01”Create a new sequence within your act bin and label it the HD version (SOR101_Act1_HD)

    1. This promotes all of the effects with the sequence
    2. It changes all motion effectsintotimewarps
      1. Motion effects are frame rate based; timewarps are percentage based. Timewarps transfer between different resolutions and frame rates better.


  3. Lay the .updated.01 sequence into the empty HD sequence.iUnmount the offline media drives on the ISIS/UNITY and mount the online drive

    1. This ensures that the sequence is in line with the HD project settings.


  4. Recreate all title media at the HD resolution

    1. Mark in/out on sequence
    2. Clip > Recreate title media at DnX145
    3. This prevents titles from being improperly relinked down the line when you are trying to relink any common elements.

Relink to HD Media

  1. Isolate the sequence you will be uprezing in a bin.

  2. Right click the sequence, choose “Set bin display” and select “Show reference clips”

  3. Use the SOR INGEST bin setting and sort by Disk Label. Now you can see all the dates and cameras used.

  4. Using that metadata, open all the AMA bins containing those master clips and select all the clips. Leave the bins open.

  5. Right click on the duplicated sequence and choose “Relink…” option


  6. In relinking dialogue box:

    1. choose the “relink to selected items in all open bins” option
    2. check create a new sequence.
    3. Relink by “Source TC” and “Disk Label”

  7. Hit relinkRepeat this process for all of you AMA bins until you have most of the sequence online.

    1. If none of the AMA clips in the open bins were used, it will give you an error saying it was unable to relink
    2. Note: If you open the relinked sequence, you will slow down the computer immensely. Keep the sequence closed until you are checking for final offline media.

Transcode footage


  1. Right-click the new .Relinked.01 sequence, and choose Consolidate/TranscodeAfter transcoding, decompose the sequence

    1. This will transcode only the AMA media that is in your current sequence
    2. Set media to be saved to your online drive
    3. Set the target video resolution to be set to DnX145

  2. Use batch capture (ex. images, non-AMA QuickTimes, etc.) or relinking to a specific media partition on your ISIS/UNITY storage at a specific resolution (ex. relinking common elements, such as lower third graphics, that are stored on the ISIS/UNITY)

  3. With everything online, render the sequence

  4. Gang it with the SD sequence to ensure no errors were made

  5. Send it to the online editor for finishing