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David Schneider
Unable to access one clip
on Apr 3, 2009 at 4:02:28 pm

Hello. I'm working on my first project with footage from an EX1. I did not do the ingesting myself; I was given a drive with all the material already ingested for a FCP project. After going through all the material with the director, we realized there was one shot missing.

Going back to the original BPAV folders (as I said, this is my first experience working with EX1 footage, so excuse me if I get some of the terminology wrong), and found the folder with the missing clip.

I installed the Sony Clip Browser on my computer, and attempted to ingest the missing clip, but it doesn't show up in the clip browser; obviously why it didn't get ingested originally.

I'd assume it was just a corrupted clip and call it a loss, but here's the thing: I can open up and view the MP4 file using VLC Player, so I know there's material there. With that in mind, is there anyway to make this clip usable in FCP if the clip browser can't see it?

Thanks for any help!


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Craig Seeman
Re: Unable to access one clip
on Apr 3, 2009 at 4:46:27 pm

It could be the metadata to the clip is corrupted.

ClipBrowser has the ability to import an orphaned MP4 and create a BPAV folder with metadata.
Just use File/Import and point it to the clip (the actual MP4 file). Make sure you're up to date using ClipBrowser 2.5

I also hear XDCAM Transfer can do this too now (import and rewrap orphaned MP4) but I haven't tried it myself. Make sure you're using XDCAM Transfer 2.9



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David Schneider
Re: Unable to access one clip
on Apr 3, 2009 at 5:03:03 pm

That did it! I didn't realize you could import the MP4 directly. Thanks so much for your help!



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Craig Seeman
Re: Unable to access one clip
on Apr 3, 2009 at 5:14:20 pm

[David Schneider] "That did it! I didn't realize you could import the MP4 directly."
Sony's documentation doesn't make it very clear unfortunately.




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