So in my quest to find an improvement over FCP, I landed on the doorstep of Premier Pro CS5. My ultimate goal is to input metadata into Clipfinder and have it available to either FCP or PPCS5 editors. This is important so that I can service various clients without having to change the initial workflow at all. Great and all, but here is what's driving me mad:
Apply Metadata (Shot/Scene/Take/Good/Description/etc)
Send to FCP.
Clips are now in the session.
NOTE - The clips are QT camera proxies, not R3D files.
Export XML V5 (or V4, both have same issue) checking both options.
Run conform on the FCP XML file we just made with the following settings:
Extract Clip name from <pathurl> tag
Replace clips with R3D (Adobe only)
This is where it gets screwed up.
All the clips show up but:
Only clips without audio are linked. All others are offline.
When you try to relink them, it works, but you cannot hear any audio from the relinked clips.
It also does not show meters bouncing.
I found this inside the Clipfinder conformed XML, which still references QT proxies.
<file id="A011_C001_10246B_M"><name>A011_C001_10246B_M.m ov</name>
So I did a find and replace on this data to repair it followed by a re-import. Didn't work. I guess this is just for the name of the clip, not its location.
I exported the same (jacked up PPCS5) session to XML to compare. There are def. differences in the whole structure.
PP used xml V4, not 5 as FCP defaults to. Fine, just select V4 when outputting.
PP creates its own masterclip ID's instead of just using the filename.
While this often doesn't matter, it sure does to people who have to edit this damn things, cough* cough*
Each clip is sequentially called masterclip-1, masterclip-2, masterclip-3, etc...
It relates to my metadata from Clipfinder but the <good> code is not included when CS5 outputs XML. Not supported :(
None of this helps fix the main issue and leaves us with this:
1 - Clips without audio.
2 - No "Good" checkbox transfer