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Chris Jones
Problem linking to orig DPX after XML from FCP7
on May 3, 2012 at 5:55:00 pm

This is what I'm trying to do:

1) Create proxy ProRes files in Resolve from original DPX files.

a. [In Resolve] I'm using Scene Detection to split 5 min DPX clips into the different takes within the clip and doing a simple grade for each take.
b. I'm then Rendering out ProRes files for each of the split takes to a new folder.

2) I am then renaming the new clips(files) to its Scene-Shot-Take name: For example: from 164884 to 48C_01_01

3) [Then in FCP7] I'm editing the shots and exporting an XML.

4) [Then back in Resolve] I'm trying to import the original DPX source files for final grading.

But this is what is happening:

When I load the XML and navigate to the folder with the source DXP files Resolve tells me all the newly named files can't be found.

I thought XML linked to the Timecode? I figured as long as I navigated Resolve to the correct folder. It would find the correct timecode and load the correct DXP.

I'm pretty sure that can be done... I just don't know how to do it.

Should I be using an EDL? Or maybe should I choose "none" instead of "export to FCP" when rendering.

Thanks in advance for any help with this.

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Kevin Cannon
Re: Problem linking to orig DPX after XML from FCP7
on May 3, 2012 at 9:11:41 pm

Hi Chris,

While Resolve connects clips in the timeline to the media pool based on just timecode (and reel name), I think the XML media import uses filenames and other info...

Have you tried bringing in the DPX media manually into a media pool folder, then do the XML import and deselecting media import? You could then reconform from folders (if necessary) and select your folder with the DPX.

Not totally sure but I occasionally have trouble with the XML import and find it faster to manually import a few folders...


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Chris Jones
Re: Problem linking to orig DPX after XML from FCP7
on May 3, 2012 at 10:53:58 pm

Thanks KC that worked!

And pulling the footage into the media pool isn't a big deal since I had planned having to locate the files anyway.

XML is like magic when it works :)

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