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Trevor Asquerthian
FCP7 - reveal patch info
on Mar 20, 2012 at 9:40:30 am

Taking over a job from another editor and am trying to identify the source audio tracks used.

The only method I can find is to send to Soundtrack Pro. Any other methods?

Thanks



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Juan Manuel
Re: FCP7 - reveal patch info
on Mar 20, 2012 at 12:23:39 pm

Well, you can right click on them in the timeline and choose "reveal in finder", but you've probably done that already. You can also use the Media Manager to move or copy your source files to a new location.


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Alex Elkins
Re: FCP7 - reveal patch info
on Mar 20, 2012 at 3:12:36 pm

[Trevor Asquerthian] "trying to identify the source audio tracks used"

As in, did the editor use A1, A2 or A3 etc?

I don't think FCP has any way of doing this other than to compare the waveforms of the original against what you have in your timeline. Very frustrating.

I expect that the info is carried within an XML if you were to export one from your timeline. I just had a look but couldn't see anything that seemed to clearly identify a source channel, but it must be there in order for FCP to reconnect to the correct files when importing XMLs.

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Trevor Asquerthian
Re: FCP7 - reveal patch info
on Mar 20, 2012 at 7:10:31 pm

[Alex Elkins] "As in, did the editor use A1, A2 or A3 etc?"

Yes

... obvs the info is there, if I 'send to soundtrack' then the source track is listed in the soundtrack timeline. but that is a bit of a cumbersome workaround. EDL doesn't contain patch info.

reveal in finder doesn't help. Unfortunately



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Alex Elkins
Re: FCP7 - reveal patch info
on Mar 20, 2012 at 9:59:27 pm

[Trevor Asquerthian] "obvs the info is there"

The info certainly is there. The question is "where?". I don't believe there is a simple way to find out within FCP. The best way that I'm aware of, as mentioned, is to compare the waveforms of the original against the one used in the sequence. Or send the clips to Soundtrack, as you're already doing.

Sorry, but I don't think there's a good solution for you and it's not getting fixed either.

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Trevor Asquerthian
Re: FCP7 - reveal patch info
on Mar 21, 2012 at 5:54:17 pm

[Alex Elkins] "it's not getting fixed either."

Surely this is the kind of improvement that will be in FCP8?

Together with a better use of memory so that it doesn't crap out on long sequences with lots of plug-ins.



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Ken Conrad
Re: FCP7 - reveal patch info
on Mar 21, 2012 at 6:33:31 pm

FCP8? hmmmmm nope sorry :(


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