Importing EDL and MXL
by Jim Long on Dec 13, 2011 at 3:45:19 am
Dear Helpful People,
I am working hard to learn DaVinci Resolve Lite. The folks at Black Magic are very generous; the video tutorial they provide is very good, but it only deals with a single clip. My problem is that I cannot figure out how to divide a sequence into individual clips so the individual shots have their own unique color grade. I follow the instructions in the Manual (to the best of my ability) and cannot get the sequence to be governed by the EDL nor can I get the MXL to load. I think the problem is I am doing something wrong in the import of the EDL and MXL. On my hard drive I have created folders for the EDL , MXL and a MOV. In Final Cut Pro (7) I created a six shot sequence in the timeline to practice with. I have exported the MXL, EDL and MOV sequence to their respective folders and I see them in the browser. When I create a new project in Resolve Lite I can load in the MOV file it is there as a Master and a second timeline. I can grade the sequence as a single clip, but the Folders for the MXL and the EDL are empty (and this is what I see as my problem.) So I cannot divide the sequence into its component clips. (As if it is not obvious) I am new to this and I appreciate any and all the help I can get –as simple as you can make it.
Re: Importing EDL and MXL by Danny Scotting on Dec 13, 2011 at 4:14:42 am
Your edl/xml will only work with matching t/c and/or reel number.
If there is matching t/c what you need to do is split and add in the browse page to cut it up correctly from a single file. Or scene detect and disregard the edl/xml if there is no associated t/c or reel info.
Danny Scotting - Senior Colourist
Post Op Group Sydney
Re: Importing EDL and MXL by Jim Long on Dec 13, 2011 at 5:13:52 am
I just learned about the Scene Cut Detector, but (now I'm really showing my ignorance) when you export a sequence form FCP using the EDL how would the time code change? Or are we talking about the clips time code out of the camera?
I am an old dog trying to learn new tricks.