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Michael Thibault
Is There A Good Scene Detector (or Cut Detector) Plugin for FCP?
on Jan 11, 2012 at 7:31:58 pm

I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a good scene detector plugin for FCP? I’m looking for something that I can have a Quicktime of a feature analyzed and (hopefully) get an XML with edits at all the shot changes. I searched the forum and most of the posts regarding this go back a few years, so I'm wondering if there's more a current answer.

I’ve tried ReCut but can’t seem to get it to work at all in either OS X 10.6 or 10.7 (I mean, I can get it to work, but I can’t seem to import the generated XML back into Final Cut successfully). Scene Detector works, but it only kicks me back a sequence with markers that I’d have to manually go through and add edits. FCP’s built in DV Start/Stop Detect doesn’t work because I usually get one, feature length Quicktime that has no camera clock embedded, and in the end, it does the same thing Scene Detector does.

If anybody has an recommendations for apps, plugins or scripts, that’d be much appreciated. It’s hard to believe that in 2012 there doesn’t seem to be something like this around.

Thanks again for any and all help.

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Ryan Holmes
Re: Is There A Good Scene Detector (or Cut Detector) Plugin for FCP?
on Jan 12, 2012 at 5:58:56 pm

DaVinci Resolve has an excellent scene detector in it. It'll output an EDL which you can import into FCP7. Download the Lite version free from BM's website, import your Quicktime and scene detect away.

Ryan


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Michael Thibault
Re: Is There A Good Scene Detector (or Cut Detector) Plugin for FCP?
on Feb 4, 2012 at 12:04:36 am

Jeez Ryan, that's a GREAT recommendation! I downloaded the Lite version the other day and, after banging my head against the manual for a wee bit, got it to pump out an spot on accurate XML.

Again, thanks a LOT!


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Ryan Holmes
Re: Is There A Good Scene Detector (or Cut Detector) Plugin for FCP?
on Feb 6, 2012 at 2:29:53 pm

Glad it worked. It takes a little messing with it to get what you need, but it's saved my butt a couple of times when XML's or EDL's don't link correctly. It's a great tool and the price is spot on!

Ryan Holmes
http://www.ryanholmes.com
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Ze'ev Gilad
Re: Is There A Good Scene Detector (or Cut Detector) Plugin for FCP?
on Jun 8, 2012 at 1:38:04 am

Wow, the Scene Detector is fantastic.
But I can't seem to get the 'cuts' back into FCP.
I saved as EDL, but when I load that EDL in FCP, I get just one giant clip in the new sequence.
How do I get FCP to split the clip at each cut?
Or add markers or something?
Or is there a EDL->XML converter?

Thanks!


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Ze'ev Gilad
Re: Is There A Good Scene Detector (or Cut Detector) Plugin for FCP?
on Jun 8, 2012 at 1:48:16 am

Ah .... figured it out .... for anyone else who's in a hurry:

After Scene Detection, you have to "Split"
Then export the TIMELINE from the CONFORM tab as XML.

Thanks for the recommendation.


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