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Herb Sevush
Ki Pro Metadata and FCP
on May 26, 2011 at 4:54:32 pm

Does anyone know if Final Cut can take advantage of the Ki-Pro metadata, that is, is it possible to import the scene info for each Ki-Pro clip into FCP?

For instance can the clip name, clip number, and/or clip append become Scene, Description or Take #'s or is all that information unavailable to Final Cut and has to be entered manually, clip by clip?

Herb Sevush
Zebra Productions


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Ki Pro Metadata and FCP
on May 26, 2011 at 5:28:35 pm

That info comes in as clip name "SC1TK167" would be Scene 1, take 167.

You would need some XML juju to add that to the FCP Project as FCP/QTs metadata handling (or lack thereof) is deplorable.


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Herb Sevush
Re: Ki Pro Metadata and FCP
on May 26, 2011 at 6:30:53 pm

Jeremy,

Thanks for the response. I was hoping AJA might have worked out the "XML juju" because it would be very handy for sorting the clips from my rather massive multi-camera shoot. Maybe in the future ...

Herb Sevush
Zebra Productions


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AJA Sales Department
Re: Ki Pro Metadata and FCP
on May 26, 2011 at 6:06:38 pm

Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini create Apple ProRes QuickTime Movie files with basic metadata that is needed for seamless integration with Final Cut Pro. The clip name populates the Name column in the Final Cut Pro Browser; the Description, Scene, Shot/Take and Angle columns are not populated since scene and take information can be a portion of the Ki Pro-created clip name.

In addition to the Name column in the Final Cut Pro Browser, the following columns are also populated by the data written into the Ki Pro-produced QuickTime Movie: Duration, Media Start, Media End, Tracks, Audio, Frame Size, Vid Rate, Compressor, Data Rate, Aud Rate, Aud Format, Pixel Aspect, Field Dominance, and Reel. This information is useful not only in Final Cut Pro, but also other QuickTime-capable applications.

In addition to the standard naming convention used on the Ki Pro and the Ki Pro Mini, a Custom Clip Name option is also available which expands the clip name possibilities beyond the standard "SC1ATK1", for example. You can read detailed information in the Ki Pro or the Ki Pro Mini manual about clip naming. Both manuals are available from the AJA website as PDFs.

If you have additional questions, you should feel free to contact AJA Technical Support for assistance via phone or email.

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Herb Sevush
Re: Ki Pro Metadata and FCP
on May 26, 2011 at 6:34:06 pm

Thanks for the quick response. I was hoping the various elements that went into the clip name would also be imported separately, as is the case with Final Cut's log and capture window. Let me offer this idea for the next Ki-Pro software upgrade.

Herb Sevush
Zebra Productions


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Ki Pro Metadata and FCP
on May 26, 2011 at 6:48:37 pm

[Herb Sevush] "as is the case with Final Cut's log and capture window"

Most likely, even that's done through XML.

You could probably get someone to take the SC/TK name of your AJA created files, and add that info your FCP project via XML. Andreas Kiel would be a great person to talk to about it over at Spherico Film Tools. He is an XML wizard.

Jeremy


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Mark CC Knobil
Re: Ki Pro Metadata and FCP
on Jun 4, 2011 at 9:49:31 pm

What?
HDX900 owner here, Just started using the Mini ...

Then what is the point of going to the trouble of in-putting SC/TK info ?! For a unit that is dedicated to feeding Final Cut, ... whats up?

Mark Knobil
Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh!


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Ki Pro Metadata and FCP
on Jun 6, 2011 at 3:29:21 pm

[Mark CC Knobil] "Then what is the point of going to the trouble of in-putting SC/TK info ?!"

It will be the clip name. This is still very useful if using a scene/take methodology.

[Mark CC Knobil] " For a unit that is dedicated to feeding Final Cut, ... whats up?"

Quicktime does not store this information in the QT file at this time in history. This means that the data needs to sit outside the file, usually in an XML file, then get sent to your NLE through some sort of translation to the get info in to FCP. The KiPro does not support external metadata files at this time. For now, you use the file name as your pre-NLE organization.

Jeremy


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