So I’m operating on a couple presumptions that could be incorrect, but here they are (I’m using an aws cloud site):
- Uploading an image sequence or movie file will generate a transcoded version(1080 mp4 file) of that media
- The reason its transcoded to 1080 even if it’s a larger res is to save space on the server.
So what I’m seeing is that when I upload media, Shotgrid creates two entries entries as File Entities. The File Entities are have a Link field that points to the Version. I’m wondering why the two versions. The transcoded version is pretty simple to identify because a number code is prefixed to the name. But there there this second file which “appears” to be a full resolution movie version of what you uploaded. So I guess I’m wondering:
- Why two versions?
- Is this full res file taking up space on the cloud? If so, what purpose does it serve, since it’s not something easily accessed from the Versions page (loading a version thumbnail in RV loads the transcoded version)?
Here’s what I tested with the same results each time:
- Image Sequence EXR 4k Uploaded via RV Submit Tool
- Image Sequence EXR 4k Uploaded via SG Create
- MOV file 4k Uploaded via SG Create
When an Image Sequence is uploaded from Create or RV the tools seem to first output a .MOV file that is the full image res but in movie form. Then that movie is in turn transcoded to the 1080 mp4.
I’f I click on any of the .MOV file entities, the web browser will download them locally from the site and then loading them in RV I can indeed see they are 4K movies. Maybe someone can explain things for me please.
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