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Dan Lewis
Cat DV XMLs not exporting correctly
on Jul 2, 2015 at 6:31:55 pm

Hi All,

I am having trouble exporting XMLs from CAT DV. It used to be the case that I could export an XML from a video catalog and use it to import clips into Adobe Premiere CC - however, recently the XMLs are reading as

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<!DOCTYPE xmeml>
<!-- Created by CatDV Pro 11.0.4 on Jul 1, 2015 16:25:01 -->


FALSE
useFirstClipSettings



Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks


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bryson jones
Re: Cat DV XMLs not exporting correctly
on Jul 6, 2015 at 5:23:13 pm
Last Edited By bryson jones on Jul 6, 2015 at 5:23:37 pm

I'm sure support will chime in, but first check your CatDV preferences/settings for your version of Premiere and then also check your CatDV version.

I know that there was an Adobe Update recently that changed a few things.

bryson

bryson "at" northshoreautomation.com

northshoreautomation.com


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Dan Lewis
Re: Cat DV XMLs not exporting correctly
on Jul 6, 2015 at 5:58:22 pm

Thanks for the response Bryson, it looks like this may have been a plugin issue, Cat DV couldn't detect the TC in my MXF files. I have found a plugin on Sony's website that seems to have helped, albeit in a slightly clunky way (Cat DV can now see the TC but can no longer create thumbnails automatically from these files, not sure why).

Dan


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Dan Lewis
Re: Cat DV XMLs not exporting correctly
on Jul 6, 2015 at 10:25:17 pm

Can somebody please explain the MXF option with CatDV?


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bryson jones
Re: Cat DV XMLs not exporting correctly
on Jul 6, 2015 at 10:56:18 pm

I'll take a crack at it.

It's really not "the MXF option" in a way. If you have the correct codecs and drop a single muxed MXF file into "regular" CatDV, it should play so you can deal with certain types of MXF without it.

Also, "the MXF option" doesn't give you any codecs so you still need to buy and or install any of those that you need.

"Then what does it do", you might be asking?

"The MXF option" should be called, "the option that lets CatDV take MXF formats that aren't a single file and import them as a clip or clips that you can play and manage as assets." But that's long and lame and so it's called "MXF option." ;)

If you look at a P2 or XDCAM folder structure out of the camera, there's dozens of files that combine to make maybe just a few clips. The video and audio and metadata are all separated out and the metadata is often in an attached XML file. "The MXF option" allows CatDV to read the metadata and gather the essence files together and present them as playable clips that can also be managed as a clip instead of a bunch of files and folders.

You might call it "The MXF grouping option."

Hope that helps.

bryson

bryson "at" northshoreautomation.com

northshoreautomation.com


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Dan Lewis
Re: Cat DV XMLs not exporting correctly
on Jul 7, 2015 at 8:57:26 pm

So do I have to purchase the Cat DV option before I purchase any codecs?


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bryson jones
Re: Cat DV XMLs not exporting correctly
on Jul 13, 2015 at 5:37:55 pm

You can download free or trial codecs as they are completely separate from CatDV. If you do choose to purchase codecs, as opposed to the MXF option in CatDV, they might come from Sony, Calibrated or MOG or someone like that.

bryson

bryson "at" northshoreautomation.com

northshoreautomation.com


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Dan Lewis
Re: Cat DV XMLs not exporting correctly
on Jul 14, 2015 at 3:22:47 pm

Thanks Bryson,

I think I have got a solution for this now, I was able to use some external codecs and this seems to have filled the gaps.


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bryson jones
Re: Cat DV XMLs not exporting correctly
on Jul 14, 2015 at 4:27:35 pm

Excellent, hope this cleared things up. You can do so much with CatDV Pro, right out of the box.

bryson

bryson "at" northshoreautomation.com

northshoreautomation.com


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Paul Douglas
Re: Cat DV XMLs not exporting correctly
on Jul 13, 2015 at 9:04:32 am

Hi Dan,

Sorry to hear that you are having issues with exporting your XML files. Could you please drop us an email at support@squarebox.com and we will address your XML issue there.

Kind Regards
Paul Douglas
Square Box Systems Ltd

Paul Douglas - Support Engineer - Square Box Systems Ltd


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Dan Lewis
Re: Cat DV XMLs not exporting correctly
on Jul 14, 2015 at 3:24:09 pm

Thanks Paul,

I think I have found a solution. It appears to have been a missing codecs problem, the XMLs needed TC but CatDV couldn't detect TC from MXFs without the correct codecs.

Dan


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