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Lee Warner
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on Feb 4, 2014 at 4:12:20 pm

I'm having a recurring issue when producers are logging/editing catalogs of footage clips. For whatever reason they somehow switch from the correct catalog to one that is "untitled" and continue to edit. When they go to publish their edits, CatDV asks for a new catalog name instead of the normal publish to server. Rather than losing their edits, is there a good way to recover what they have altered to the correct catalog?

Lee
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bryson jones
Re: untitled
on Feb 4, 2014 at 9:52:05 pm

They are doing it wrong.

Something is amiss. If someone is in a window named "untitled" they have left their catalog. I suspect they are duplicating clips and that's bad.

I'd get a tech in to work on this with you. This is pretty hard to diagnose without seeing it, but I can say with 90% certainty, this isn't CatDV "breaking". It's a keyboard to chair interface issue.

bryson

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Lee Warner
Re: untitled
on Feb 4, 2014 at 10:35:26 pm

Bryson,

I understand that they have left their catalog and did something wrong. I tend to get called in after the fact when they don't really know how they got there. This isn't a rampant all the time issue. What I was curious about is if there was a way to take their updates that they made on the untitled catalog and apply them to the correct catalog or do they accept the screw up and start over again?

Lee
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bryson jones
Re: untitled
on Feb 5, 2014 at 12:58:40 am

You can cut and paste metadata on a clip.

Just do a "copy" in the edit menu and then there's an option to "paste metadata".

It's really slick. So you can't do the whole catalog at once, but you can do clip by clip.

Or, if all the changes are in the clips they have, just delete from the old catalog and drag those clips back over there in their place.

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Matthew Stamos
Re: untitled
on Feb 5, 2014 at 4:43:53 pm

You can use the paste metadata command to apply metadata many to many. I have successfully done this with more than a thousand clips at once with CatDV. Here is an excerpt from the docs which should explain it in more detail.

Paste metadata

You can copy log notes and user defined field values from one clip to another using the Paste Metadata command.

First select the source clip(s) and copy them to the clipboard, then select the destination clips and choose Paste Metadata. You are then given the option of which fields to copy and whether to overwrite those fields in the destination or merge the new data in with any existing contents.

You can copy from one source clip to many destination clips, and the same value will be applied to each, or select two lists of the same size to copy from the first clip to the first clip, from the second to the second, and so on.


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Lee Warner
Re: untitled
on Feb 5, 2014 at 6:04:20 pm

Thanks Bryson and Matthew.

Lee
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