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Jim McNally
Splitting BPAV folder
on Nov 28, 2009 at 10:40:08 pm

I had a shoot with the same client that ended up being split into two sessions. After the morning session I came back to the office and uploaded my card using Shotput Pro to create my two archive locations and then used XDCam transfer to make my working media folder.

For the afternoon session I had left all my original shots on the card and then kept shooting the new material for the afternoon session. When loading the card into the computer later I now had all my original shots already loaded plus all the new material I wanted to add.

Is there a way to just load the new material? With Shotput Pro I don't believe I can do that. With Clip Browser will it allow me to pick and choose which shots I want to add to an existing archive? Or do I need to add the entire card after the second session?

Jim McNally
The Commercial Factory
http://www.commercialfactory.com


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Greg Ondera
Re: Splitting BPAV folder
on Nov 28, 2009 at 11:39:56 pm

I would not split BPAV folders but split the footage later in transfer. And don't mess with anything in the BPAV forlders. Later you can determine which of the clips you want separated in XDCam Transfer or which mpg4s are the ones you want to go one way.

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George Griswold
Re: Splitting BPAV folder
on Nov 29, 2009 at 2:15:00 am

Fooling with the BPAV folder will result in tears, frustration and the probability you will have fragments (if any) of your two sessions. Storage is cheaper than re-shooting.

If there is one thing that SxS Sony EX cards require (any card media really) is very stringent "data hygiene". Many of the posts that ask about corrupted or missing files stem from some breach in the protocol.

All risky habits best broken. Used to be you never rewound Betacam SP tapes in the field, always pushed the REC INH tab, and labeled cassettes as they came out of the camera. Usually you only did NOT do one of those things once... and hopefully never. I digress....


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Craig Seeman
Re: Splitting BPAV folder
on Nov 29, 2009 at 4:41:19 am

The Clip Browser will allow you to safely "split" a BPAV. You can select the shots and create a new completely functional BPAV. Do not try to do it any other way though.

See page 23 Windows or page 73 Mac of the Clip Browser 2.6 PDF manual for details.



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Jim McNally
Re: Splitting BPAV folder
on Nov 29, 2009 at 6:03:05 am

Thanks Craig, got it to work.



Jim McNally
The Commercial Factory
http://www.commercialfactory.com


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Rick Diamond
Re: Splitting BPAV folder
on Nov 29, 2009 at 4:26:40 am

Hi Jim. In Clip Browser, open up two explorer windows. In the top window, load the new clips. In the bottom window load the existing BPAV folder that you've already transferred to the computer, which will display the clips already present. Simply drag and drop the new clips into the bottom window. They will be added to the existing BPAV folder.

Rick


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Jim McNally
Re: Splitting BPAV folder
on Nov 29, 2009 at 6:33:41 am

Thanks Rick, that's easy enough.

Jim McNally
The Commercial Factory
http://www.commercialfactory.com


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