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Re: Possible to copy favorites data from one clip to another?

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Joe Marler
Re: Possible to copy favorites data from one clip to another?
on Apr 13, 2019 at 7:22:10 pm

[Julie Turner] "...have a clip on which I have already marked a high number of favorites. I have now found a higher resolution version of that same clip. Is it possible to copy the favorites data over?"

You can export the clip XML for your rated/keyworded clip, delete the original clip from FCPX, rename the high-res clip to the same name, import it then load the clip XML. That should put all the metadata on that new high-res clip. It need not have the same file extension (.mov or .mp4) but I think the filename must match.

When loading the clip XML it gives you two options, replace or keep both. Either one will work.

If the clip is already used in a project you will probably have to replace that.

This is not a well-tested procedure and I only mention it FYI. Your library should be backed up on a file level before doing experiments like this.

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