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Karlo Gorup
Exporting media from FCP7 for color grade 2
on Jan 17, 2014 at 1:25:35 pm


I have to export media from a FCP7 for color grade, and it is a feature film, so the project is really big.

I tried copying all of the media via Media Manager, but most of my clips are not copied, but the list is made with all the clips that are missing.

I also tried copying the media via Automatic Duck, but another problem appears. The raw media copied by AD are larger than 4TB, which seems extreme, cause Media Manager calculated that the media should be around 1,2TB.

I sent both of my versions to the people who are doing color grading, but they have a constant problem with relinking the clips.

I was advised that the problem must be with clips lacking REEL names, however, clips do have REEL names, but some names are the same for different clips. I am afraid to change the names of those clips because I don't know will it and how affect the project and could I make something worse by doing so.

Does anyone know what solution might be?

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Shane Ross
Re: Exporting media from FCP7 for color grade 2
on Jan 17, 2014 at 3:26:13 pm

Changing the clip names will cause no issues. This is done all the time. I rename clips to either Scene and take...1/1, 1/2...possbily add short descriptors like EXT or INT or CU, MS, LS...single. If it's a doc, I'll change the name to describe the shot. Perhaps CHRIS BROWN INTVW 1, or SAN GABRIEL MOUNTIAN FIRE, CU FIRETRUCK. This speeds editing along, and FCP remembers what the original clip name is. Each clip from tapeless media has a long, unique CLIP ID. Something hidden in the metadata.

You SHOULD be changing the clip names..if only just adding to the original name.

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