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Kevin Christopher
P-2 XML Files messed up
on Apr 27, 2010 at 4:48:53 pm

For some reason I have got some p-2 xml files that are corrupt. I have confirmed all of the MXF files are intact and in the right folders, but I can not get these files to come in to FCP


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Shane Ross
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
on Apr 27, 2010 at 5:48:46 pm

What happens when you try? Error?

Shane



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Kevin Christopher
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
on Apr 27, 2010 at 6:08:47 pm

I only Get The last half of the file, or none of it at all. I have the Calibrated MXF Plugin, and can see all three part, but not as one file. The Producer messed up the xml files somehow qith his HDlogging software.

Kevin




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Jeremy Garchow
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
on Apr 27, 2010 at 6:28:53 pm

Yeah, certain (older) versions of Imagine Products software completely overwrite the XML when editing it (instead of simply appending it), thus destroying spanned clip info.

I highly recommend P2 Flow for your metadata editing needs.

Jeremy


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Shane Ross
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
on Apr 27, 2010 at 6:39:37 pm

If the File Structure is messed up at all, then FCP won't work. I too like P2 Flow, but if your budget is smaller, Calibrated works fine. P2 Flow has far more options...but Calibrated will work.

(I like both, what can I say?)


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
on Apr 27, 2010 at 6:41:11 pm

I am talking P2 Flow, not MXF IMport. P2 Flow will edit the metadata, MXF Import will import the MXFs.

P2 Flow can edit the metadata without destroying the spanned clip info.

Jeremy


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Kevin Christopher
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
on Apr 28, 2010 at 2:15:31 am

Great!! What can fix the problem?


Kevin





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Andreas Kiel
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
on Apr 28, 2010 at 2:31:12 pm

Kevin,

Jeremy just send me a note about this thread.

It's true that using some versions of the Imagine products will destroy the spanned clip info - even without editing metadata - as they do a re-write of the metadata, instead of appending metadata.
So it's not the fault of the producer.

I've written a small 'quick hack' app for Jeremy which allows to re-construct the XML files which are 'edited' by the Imagine files.
We (means MXF4mac and Spherico) will post it soon as a free app on our websites. In the mean time you can contact me off list.

Regards
Andreas



Spherico
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools


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Kevin Christopher
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
on Apr 28, 2010 at 5:24:25 pm

Sent you an email this morning thanks again

Kevin




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Jeremy Garchow
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
on Apr 28, 2010 at 5:38:34 pm

Andreas's program is nothing short of amazing. It works very well.


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Andreas Kiel
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
on Apr 28, 2010 at 6:17:14 pm

Kevin,

I just put the 'quick hack' app on my web site. It's NOT compatible with Snow Leopard.
You can load any amount of cards, the TC will be converted to frames. If any clip out frame matches the next clip in frame (+1) it will be regarded as as spanned clip.
This -- even though that's not good -- will rewrite the P2 XML of your copied cards. It could merge merge clips, where you just pressed 'Stop', 'Record' within a fraction of a second.

The link:
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools/restoreSpan/restoreSpan.zip

Regards
Andreas

Spherico
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools


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Kevin Christopher
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
on Apr 29, 2010 at 4:36:19 am

Ok I must be an Idiot, or really sleepy. I can not make this thing do anything. How do I make it work?

Kevin




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Andreas Kiel
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
on Apr 29, 2010 at 11:27:20 am

Hi Kevin,

As said, I uploaded the old 'quick hack'. It will work on 10.4.x and on 10.5.x. NOT on 10.6.x
Here a short 'how to...'
After you read CAREFULLY the the start up message and agreed, you'll see an empty window like below.


Then use the 'Load P2' button and select one or more cards.
The window may look like below.

The XML TCs will be converted to frames.

Then press the 'Process and Save P2'. The application will search for XML clips which are continuous - it doesn't look into the MXF structure!
You will get a screen like below.


That's it.

Andreas

Spherico
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools


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Kevin Christopher
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
on Apr 29, 2010 at 12:59:39 pm

Using OS X 10.5.8. Thats what I am doing, but nothing opens in the window. perhaps I could zip the xmls up and send them to you.

Kevin




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Andreas Kiel
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
on Apr 29, 2010 at 2:28:55 pm

Kevin,

You can do that - maybe some more stuff is broken.

Andreas

Spherico
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools


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Andreas Kiel
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
on Apr 30, 2010 at 9:06:23 am

Just to keep the info on this thread up to date.

I got the XMLs from Kevin, they are really messed.
So a good idea for anybody who thinks about using HDLog would be to duplicate the CLIP folder on your card folder before using HDLog. This won't destroy the card structure.

Andreas

Spherico
http://www.spherico.com/filmtools


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