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Charlie Austin
Role-O-Matic 2
on Jul 24, 2015 at 2:59:30 pm
Last Edited By Charlie Austin on Jul 24, 2015 at 8:56:02 pm

edit: fixed bad link...

If anyone cares, Role-O-Matic 2 is out. Set Roles on batches of multichannel video and Audio files for FCP X. It's free, so if it's something you might find useful, details are here . :-)

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Chris Frantz
Re: Role-O-Matic 2
on Jul 24, 2015 at 4:21:09 pm

Awesome :) The only thing missing is setting video roles.


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Charlie Austin
Re: Role-O-Matic 2
on Jul 24, 2015 at 5:40:29 pm

[Chris Frantz] "The only thing missing is setting video roles."

I considered that. But as there is only 1 video Role, it's sort of easier to set it in the X browser. R-O-M would give all clips the same video role, which you may not want. You could set different video Roles in the browser if you needed to before you export fcpxml for Role-O-Matic to set common audio Roles. Then new event will have everything you need. :-)

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Chris Frantz
Re: Role-O-Matic 2
on Jul 24, 2015 at 5:49:54 pm
Last Edited By Chris Frantz on Jul 24, 2015 at 6:10:18 pm

I guess what I'm looking for ultimately is a way of setting Roles/Subroles in the finder. It would be the equivalent of patching tracks at the finder level, as we send everything out and it all passes through Producer's Best Friend. The pain point is Roles not flowing downward, meaning that if you use a clip in the timeline without setting the role in the browser you then have to set the role in the timeline because if you set it in the browser it will not pass down to the clip in use. If you remember to set roles every single time you import anything maybe it wouldn't be so bad, but we remember about 70% of the time which means hunting and pecking down the timeline before exporting XMLs. Setting those roles before import would alleviate those issues.

I haven't really heard anyone else complaining about it so maybe this is an issue unique to our workflow.


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Charlie Austin
Re: Role-O-Matic 2
on Jul 24, 2015 at 5:58:11 pm

[Chris Frantz] "I guess what I'm looking for ultimately is a way of setting Roles/Subroles in the finder. It would be the equivalent of patching tracks at the finder level,"

Understood. I think you'd need some mechanism to add metadata to the file (like wav files have) and X would need to turn that into Roles. Way beyond my pay grade. lol

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~"It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools."~
~"The function you just attempted is not yet implemented"~


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Mark Smith
Re: Role-O-Matic 2
on Jul 24, 2015 at 8:50:08 pm

Is it just me or is the link in the first post a 404?


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Charlie Austin
Re: Role-O-Matic 2
on Jul 24, 2015 at 8:55:30 pm

[Mark Smith] "Is it just me or is the link in the first post a 404?"

oops, Not just you... fixed it.., Thanks!

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~"It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools."~
~"The function you just attempted is not yet implemented"~


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