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  1. #1 DNx Not coming to URSA Mini? 
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    Odd they put the button for it on the camera, and told us it was coming Now this is what they are saying


    There hasn't been a lot of demand for DNx so far. We get the occasional request for it but there has only been minor interest from a handful of people so far.
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    What? I think most PC users would appreciate DNx. Maybe there hasn't been requests for it because people, like me, assume it's on the way since the options are already in the menu.
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    I don't really understand what the advantage to capturing in DNx would be vs ProRes? Does DNx decode better on Windows? That hasn't been my experience but I haven't done any scientific tests or anything.
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    It's more of an issue of prores not being an option on some pc software due to apple licencing bs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbmjkeys88 View Post
    I don't really understand what the advantage to capturing in DNx would be vs ProRes?
    DNx can be stored in the superior MXF file format. ProRes can't.
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    Superior? Maybe. But most of all it's independent of any outdated QT stuff!
    Unfortunately, Adobe doesn't offer the choice of this container for DNxHD/HR in their video programs, only .mov, but Resolve does.
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    Pretty much any Avid Editor is going to want DNx over Prores.. Granted who knows how long Avid Technology will be around with their financial troubles (doesn't help that their CEO takes home half of their profit)

    But there are other programs that prefer DNx as well.
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    And DNxHD/HR is just as good as ProRes at comparable data rates.
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    Agreed, but how many Avid users are actually using a Ursa Mini camera? Most I know, are using Sony cameras.
    A thread on the BM Forum, only got a small response sampling (under 100) of UrsMini users wanting DNxHD, and most of these were Windows users, not sure how many were using Avid. But I agree, BM had indicated DNxHD was one of the codec the UM would use, listed it as one to be available, and has not come through with it, as BM claimed there was a very small request from UM users to get it.

    So if you want DNxHD, let BM npknow directly via their regional support offices, then if enough users start demanding DNxHD -- you might get it. After all. DNxHD was the first codec BM used when the Hyoerdeck Shuttle 2 was first released. ProRes was added on a later update..
    And, that is the rest of the story...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Smith View Post
    Agreed, but how many Avid users are actually using a Ursa Mini camera?
    Not just for that but if you are handing the footage off to an Avid editor for a shooting only gig it's better.

    I used to be Mostly an Avid editor but I don't like the companies "screw the customer" attitude So I ditched them.
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