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Bryan Fowler
Relinking media with different names
on Oct 22, 2013 at 3:02:30 am

So I have an interesting dilemma. I'll try and be short, but concise.

• I'm working with an editor remotely.
• We both have the same cloned drive with C300 footage (MXF files straight from the camera, with camera file structure intact)
• I have the Canon XF plugin installed. so when I imported footage to my event but wanted to keep my footage in it's folders, FCPX didn't comply, and moved my media to the event folder. (I'm guessing because it thought it was the camera) In the process it changed the .mxf files to ****** (id).mov files.

• My editor, who did NOT have the canon XF plugin installed just imported the files, FCPX didn't think it was a camera, and left the .mxf files in place.

We didn't know this until many hours into the edit process.
So now his projects are all pointing to media named ****.mxf. And my projects are all pointing to .movs
He has the XF plugin now, and can reimport all the footage and it will look the same as what I have, but is there a way to save the editing that he's already done?


(yes, I know we didn't organize this correctly the first time, but now we know what to look for) =)

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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Relinking media with different names
on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:59:23 am

The short answer would be no. FCPX fails miserably at relinking where there is any change to the files.

My first thought would be that if you duplicated your editor's setup rather than having him duplicate yours, you should be able to use the work he's done so far. As long as you have the same media in the same place on both drives, FCPX should be happy.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia | G+: | Twitter: @jeffkirkland

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Jacob Brown
Re: Relinking media with different names
on Oct 22, 2013 at 3:15:20 pm

download resolve light (its free). export his edit from FCPX as XML and load into resolve on the computer with the correct files.

you will be able to relink to the correct files by selecting the option "ignore file name extensions" in the automatic relinking dialogue.

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