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Justen Overlander
Lost all renamed Clip Names in Log and Transfer - Are they gone for good??
on Nov 12, 2012 at 3:45:56 pm

So after 8 hours of renaming MXF files in Log and Transfer, ALL the clips have reverted back to their original metadata. Nobody clicked on 'revert to original metadata', so we haven't a clue how this happened.

Is there a way to 'revert' to the renamed clips?

Thank you.

- Justen


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Lost all renamed Clip Names in Log and Transfer - Are they gone for good??
on Nov 13, 2012 at 5:48:41 am

The clip name doesn't stick until you hit save in the project.

Did you not save or quit after logging and not transferring?

Or are your clips transferred already?


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Justen Overlander
Re: Lost all renamed Clip Names in Log and Transfer - Are they gone for good??
on Nov 15, 2012 at 6:12:49 pm

Thank you for the response, Jeremy.

In my experience, the Log and Transfer activity is independent from the actual Final Cut project, so saving the project, in theory, should be inconsequential to the preservation of the renamed clips within L&T.

That said... yes, we had saved the project before losing the entries. We opened the saved file without luck of having our renamed files. We also opened an auto-save version of the project from earlier in the day and all the L&T files were named with their original metadata instead of the names our editor had entered.

We've since renamed all the files again, but I'm still curious whether there is a solution in case this happens again. I can't believe it's never happened to anyone else.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Lost all renamed Clip Names in Log and Transfer - Are they gone for good??
on Nov 15, 2012 at 6:41:01 pm

[Justen Overlander] "In my experience, the Log and Transfer activity is independent from the actual Final Cut project, so saving the project, in theory, should be inconsequential to the preservation of the renamed clips within L&T."

If that was the case, there'd be a separate file to save. There's not, there's only one FCP Project file and all the info is saved in there. There are some caches as well.

[Justen Overlander] "I can't believe it's never happened to anyone else."

It's happneed to me, and it sucks.

If you don't save, there's a chance it doesn't come back.

If you add all the clips to the queue, it sometimes saves them as well.

It's best to log then transfer without a quit in between. Once they are in the project, you don't lose the info.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Lost all renamed Clip Names in Log and Transfer - Are they gone for good??
on Nov 15, 2012 at 6:51:00 pm

Addendum, you have to save with the L&T window open.


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Justen Overlander
Re: Lost all renamed Clip Names in Log and Transfer - Are they gone for good??
on Nov 15, 2012 at 7:16:54 pm

[Jeremy Garchow] "It's best to log then transfer without a quit in between."

Couldn't agree more!


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