Pro Res MOV files are pixelized on import on both Vegas Pro 15 & 16

jredmond wrote on 10/12/2018, 2:50 PM

I use Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q to record 4 cameras and also record the switched output into a ProRes MOV file. When bringing it in to either Vegas Pro 15 or 16, now when I look at the footage with the monitor fully expanded I see the video is pixelized. When I render it out, it is pixelized.

Here is the info from mediainfo

General
Complete name                            : H:\Paul Scheele 2018\raw footage\CLIP0000092_QSLS.mov
Format                                   : MPEG-4
Format profile                           : QuickTime
Codec ID                                 : qt   2005.03 (qt  )
File size                                : 612 MiB
Duration                                 : 1 min 34 s
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 54.1 Mb/s
Encoded date                             : UTC 2018-08-15 21:23:20
Tagged date                              : UTC 2018-08-15 21:23:20
Writing library                          : Apple QuickTime

Video
ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : ProRes
Format version                           : Version 0
Format profile                           : 422 Proxy
Codec ID                                 : apco
Duration                                 : 1 min 34 s
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 51.0 Mb/s
Width                                    : 1 920 pixels
Clean aperture width                     : 1 920 pixels
Height                                   : 1 080 pixels
Clean aperture height                    : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
Clean aperture display aspect ratio      : 16:9
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                               : 29.970 (29970/1000) FPS
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:2
Scan type                                : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.821
Stream size                              : 577 MiB (94%)
Writing library                          : CDSN
Language                                 : English
Encoded date                             : UTC 2018-08-15 21:23:20
Tagged date                              : UTC 2018-08-15 21:23:20
Color primaries                          : BT.709
Transfer characteristics                 : BT.709
Matrix coefficients                      : BT.709

Audio
ID                                       : 2
Format                                   : PCM
Format settings                          : Big / Signed
Codec ID                                 : lpcm
Duration                                 : 1 min 34 s
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 3 072 kb/s
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel layout                           : L R
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
Bit depth                                : 32 bits
Stream size                              : 816 GiB
Language                                 : English
Encoded date                             : UTC 2018-08-15 21:23:20
Tagged date                              : UTC 2018-08-15 21:23:20

Other
ID                                       : 3
Type                                     : Time code
Format                                   : QuickTime TC
Duration                                 : 1 min 34 s
Time code of first frame                 : 12:11:59;11
Time code, striped                       : Yes
Language                                 : English
Encoded date                             : UTC 2018-08-15 21:23:20
Tagged date                              : UTC 2018-08-15 21:23:20

one of the file can be downloaded at:

http://learning-strategies.s3.amazonaws.com/CLIP0000092_QSLS.mov

Using Vegas Pro 15.0 built 361 and 16.0 build 261

Any suggestions would be appreciated. James

 

 

Comments

supergafudo wrote on 10/12/2018, 3:03 PM

same for me, when I render is pixelated. vegas 15 last build.

jredmond wrote on 10/12/2018, 3:18 PM

I tried rendering about 20 times with various configurations and formats. It was always pixelated. I finally make the monitor very big and I could see the pixelation. The original footage is not (except in Vegas). I think it is a bug. James

Former user wrote on 10/12/2018, 3:47 PM

It seems to be another mxhevcplug encoder bug. One workaround is to disable mxhevcplug so that vegas will read your file with another encoder.

Go to C:\Program Files\VEGAS\VEGAS Pro 15.0\FileIO Plug-Ins and rename the folder mxhevcplug to mxhevcplug.DISABLE

Open Vegas and drag the PRORES file to timeline.

When you are finished editing and render you file, you undo the change in the mxhevcplug folder to return to the original default.

jredmond wrote on 10/12/2018, 5:00 PM

Joelson-Forte, well that fixed it! I guess I need to report it so the developers with hopefully take a look at it. Thanks, James

NickHope wrote on 10/12/2018, 11:40 PM

Same result for me. Please leave the file online so we can link the developers to it.

fr0sty wrote on 10/13/2018, 8:09 AM

There might be a better way to enable/disable that decoder within the Vegas settings... hold shift while clicking on preferences, then do a search for that decoder's name in the "internal" tab. I haven't checked myself, but it might be a cleaner solution than renaming files if there is access to it in there.

jredmond wrote on 10/14/2018, 12:32 PM

Thanks! I tried your suggestion.

I changed the mxhevcplug folder back to it's original.

When I do a search in the internal tab I do not find anything close to mxhevc. So I think I will have to rename the folder when I need to use it with these mov files. Thanks again for the suggestion. James