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favorites from timecode list
favorites from timecode list
by Ron Fya on Jul 10, 2018 at 9:27:29 am

Hey all,

Does someone know if it's possible to create favorites on a clip from a list of TC ins & outs someone typed in a spreadsheet?
Is there any XML tool doing just that?

Thanks !


Re: favorites from timecode list
by Jeremy Garchow on Jul 11, 2018 at 12:53:22 am

I have not heard of an app to do this, but it’s a great idea.

Re: favorites from timecode list
by nick ring on Jul 12, 2018 at 3:16:58 pm

I was actually looking just yesterday for something like this. I have someone who is working on a documentary piece and he logged his footage by hand to paper. I am thinking getting that into a spreadsheet, then FCPX somehow. There are various ways of going from FCPX XML to CSV like Producer's Best Friend, but I want to go the other way.

I found Shot Notes X which seems to do what we want. There's also Lumberjack which, while primarily designed for on-set logging, can also be used for post-production logging.

I haven't tried either yet, but that's the next step. Unfortunately Shot Notes X is only through the Mac App Store, so there's no trial available. Lumberjack does have a trial option.


Re: favorites from timecode list
by Michael Hancock on Jul 12, 2018 at 3:31:42 pm

Email the folks at Shot Notes X and ask if they have a trial. They're very responsive and may be able to set one up for you, or at least let you know if their application can do what you want.

Michael Hancock

Re: favorites from timecode list
by Jeremy Garchow on Jul 12, 2018 at 4:14:34 pm

Shot Notes X.

Forgot about that one. Thanks for the reminder.

I think you'd have to format the Excel doc in a specific way, but that shouldn't be too hard. Much easier than typing it all in by hand again.