OK, let me preface by saying this might seem counterintuitive, but it makes sense.
In my Deliverables tab I have an output to DNxHD 36. Audio is set to mix to channel 1. Now let’s say I have a clip with no audio attached; this is an MOS clip. In previous versions of Cortex, audio would be created in the form of a silent audio channel. But now in version 1.5 if there’s no audio attached, there simply is no audio file rendered.
I know this makes the most sense. If there’s no audio attached, why render a silent audio track. But the issue we have is later in our pipeline. Without going into specific details, we have a Digital Rapids encoder farm that is working with the DNxHD 36 files. The encoder software is looking for an audio track, even a silent one. Without an audio track, the encoders fail.
Is it possible to have an option in the Deliverable window to render silent audio even if no audio is attached? Just like it did in Cortex 1.4.4?