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Re: DaVinci Resolve to Avid to AMA Relink

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Michael Phillips
Re: DaVinci Resolve to Avid to AMA Relink
on Dec 10, 2014 at 3:39:23 pm

It still won't work as there is no common field of metadata for it to relink on. Embedded uses an 8 character representation of the complete filename to stay within CMX 3800 EDL specifications and other legacy workflows. But Media Composer has yet (many many requests) to support embedded REEL directly from the QuickTime wrapper when AMA linking.

So in this scenario you have 8 characters in TAPE and the full file name in Source File and never the twin shall meet.

Your options:

1. Retranscode your dailies using clip name rather than embedded.

2. Export an ALE of your resolve session which "should" contain the 8 character REEL somewhere (I need to confirm) and with a bit of txt editing, merge that info back into your DNxHD 36 clips, then you have a column with that 8 character REEL ID which can be used in the relink process.

3. If you still have access to the original folder structure from the camera, and if enabled, there are two metadata files, one in XML and the other is ALE. The ALE has both entire filename and 8 character version that can be merged into your dailies.

I really wish Avid would just support embedded EEL metadata when AMA linking - would make life so much easier for so many people.


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