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Fermin Branger
two people editing same proj in different places
on Nov 24, 2010 at 8:41:19 pm

Hi, I need some help.
I'm going to edit a new feature project but the Director lives in other city. He wants to edit some sequences and review my cut.
What's the best way to send him sequences that he can open, work and send me back?

Thanks

Fermin Branger
ALFARERIA CINEMATOGRAFICA
Caracas, Venezuela.
http://www.alfareriacine.com


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Rafael Amador
Re: two people editing same proj in different places
on Nov 24, 2010 at 9:31:24 pm

Hi Fermin,
The point is to have in both system the same path to the media so you don't need to reconnect every time that you open the project.
So, using external HDs with the same name and the same folders/file structure will be the way.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Fermin Branger
Re: two people editing same proj in different places
on Nov 24, 2010 at 9:46:04 pm

Thanks Rafael,
In fact I will transfer all the media to his disk and name it with the same name.
Do you think that if I send him XML files of each cut, could he open the sequences without reconect? ...and then make changes if necesary and send me it again as XML?
Thanks

Fermin Branger
ALFARERIA CINEMATOGRAFICA
Caracas, Venezuela.
http://www.alfareriacine.com


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Rafael Amador
Re: two people editing same proj in different places
on Nov 24, 2010 at 10:27:51 pm

Hi Fermin,
Why the XML?
Send the full project.
If you set the system as I told you, it will work like a charm.
On opening only will ask you to reconnect the renders that the system haven't done yet.
The main issue - reconnecting media -, will be automatic.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Fermin Branger
Re: two people editing same proj in different places
on Nov 24, 2010 at 10:59:20 pm

Thanks Rafael, but I prefer to have a main project as a holy grail and then import the transit files into it, to prevent confusions with so many projects because he is new with Apple and final cut, and I'm making a precise list of procedures to him. (and because I come from Media100 Suite, where I can save and send the time lines as independent archives)
Do you think that XML will be cumbersome to him? I made a test yesterday and FC told me that I had to reconnect media, because the disk has the same media but a different drive name..

Fermin Branger
ALFARERIA CINEMATOGRAFICA
Caracas, Venezuela.
http://www.alfareriacine.com


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Rafael Amador
Re: two people editing same proj in different places
on Nov 24, 2010 at 11:07:10 pm

[Fermin Branger] "Do you think that XML will be cumbersome to him? I made a test yesterday and FC told me that I had to reconnect media, because the disk has the same media but a different drive name.."
That will depend of the kind of editing you are doing.
XML is limited on the info that can includes.
I know that effects can not be "translated" and I think there also some other important shortcomings.
Sorry I can not help you more about this issue (I hardly use XML).
Probably in the manual will be explained what you can expect with them.
Cheers,
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Jason Porthouse
Re: two people editing same proj in different places
on Nov 25, 2010 at 2:50:49 pm

Chances are he'll be doing basic sync pulls and the like. If it's not effects-laden work, XML works a treat. Failing that, get him to place the sequence he wants to send you in a separate project, and send that to you. You can then send him a copy of the master project to replace his one, so he's always up-to-date with your cuts, and you have a third backup off-site.

As long as you have a protocol for ensuring no 'cross contamination' occurs, you'll be fine. Having some kind of 'quarantine' project for the stuff he sends you can work too... if the media is identical, FCP will happily relink.

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