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Bill Davis
Re: Cutting a major Hollywood Feature on FCPX
on Oct 7, 2014 at 9:42:28 pm
Last Edited By Bill Davis on Oct 7, 2014 at 9:49:18 pm

[Jeremy Garchow] "Michael's point is that he sometimes needs to sort out a big mess. He feels that he can do that on a timeline with FCP7 easier than he can in X."

What am I misunderstanding here, the files are coming in with existing numbering of SOME sort. That numbering will be sequential in the sense that it can be sorted largest to smallest, no matter what system created the original name tags. So it can certainly be sorted into a sequence of smaller to larger. Which is the order in which it was recorded.

That SAME process can be used on the field audio files. No matter WHAT system was used to name them originally.

in the naming suite in X, just create a renaming rule that uses an arbitrary Project ID, a 4 digit ID number (or a 5 digit if you're working with more than 1000 clips plus an appended A for Audio clips and B for Video clips.

Let X apply those new names for everything shot on that card or session AS you import it via the BATCH renaming. Result: Audio files in the EB sorted in chronological order ABC-0001A to ABC-1000A

Then do video files the same way, but simply re-tag them ABC-0001B to ABC 1000B.

Sort by name and what are you left with? ABC 0001A (the audio file) and ABC 0001B (the video file) adjacent to each other in the list view and ready to make a Synchronized File out of.

This is what databases DO.

Hey, want the comfort of working with virtual REEL info? Just add R01 to the name convention on each side and you can sync stuff a virtual reel at a time.

I still don't see the big deal here.

And I certainly don't see how it's possible for it to be easier to sort out a big naming mess using a system that does NOT have a robust re-naming process and a functional database - compared to a system that does.

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