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Nov 14, 2012 1:54 AM

Background: Two editors working on one event......

 

• All event media has been imported, keyworded and duplicated to an external drive sent offsite to another editor.

 

• Editor 1 adds some more media (stills) that comes in late

 

• Editor 2 creates a multicam of some clips

 

• Editor 2 adds some motion graphics

 

• Both editor 1 & 2 edit away in their respective projects

 

When the time comes to merge these projects in to a master project for release, what is the best way to merge the event libraires, since :

 

• One contains a multicam clip that the other doesn't

 

• Both now contian media that the other doesn't.  

 

• Projects from each edit references media that exists only in their events as well as in the common source event.

 

 

Is there a "best pracice" for doing this ?   This will make a huge difference for whether we can use FCP X on an upcoming project instead of Premiere Pro.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 2:10 AM (in response to Dave_E_P)

    Additional media that are added to the production should be added to separate events so they can be easily merged. Multicam can be copied from one event to the other. The real question is how the projects need to be merged. Are you doing two halves of a production, or different cuts, or alternate scenes? What happens when material is duplicated, the same shots used, in different projects? Does that matter to you?

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 2:28 AM (in response to Dave_E_P)

    That sounds right. If editors are working on different scenes that don't have overlapping media, why not make separate events for each editor, so each editor has his/her set of media and events and projects?

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 2:44 AM (in response to Dave_E_P)

    Then do it as outlined before. Probably the simplest way to merge everything at the end will require the most drive space. Simply duplicate with referenced events all the projects to a single drive or RAID and then build them together there.

     

    You are really going to try to do interweaving scenes, or is it front half back half? Interweaving can present lots of pacing problems.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 3:23 AM (in response to Dave_E_P)

    Then it will be pretty much the same in FCPX, except the media management isn't so roboust.

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