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Willard Jansen Level 1 (45 points)
I have downloaded the package at

read the readme, which is actually a manual, and set up everything accordingly. And now I have a very cool web app for review & approve with the same look and feel as the client. This is such a great feature that I really have no clue why apple is hiding it. There are third party apps that are less cool and cost a lot and don't send comments and flag back to FCsvr as this web app does.

And the best thing: it's very easy to install.


macPro, PPC Quad (2), Imac, Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.3), Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Server
  • ryansalazar Level 1 (35 points)

    Thanks for the post! So far everything's going VERY smooth. I just ran into 1 issue. If you could, look at page 13 of the instructional pdf. I pulldown "Transcode Setting" in the response window and my only two options are: no "conversion" or "none".

    Any ideas? I hate to go further without figuring this out.


  • Willard Jansen Level 1 (45 points)

    Did you install the compressor settings as explained op page 4. And more relevant to the stage where you are: in the the admin/transcode settings is the JPEG Thumbnail available? And did you ad the device Review in the preference pane as described on page 6? And did you flag the settings: No Conversion, JPEG Thumbnail, Web review - large and Web review - small?

    Maybe you missed one?

    good luck

  • ryansalazar Level 1 (35 points)

    You're right - Got it working now, thanks!

    - Ryan
  • Willard Jansen Level 1 (45 points)
    Good for you. Nice app right? I think the setting for Large video is a bit to heavy. I tweaked it down a little. I als found that you should not change the filename I did that and the the add_asset.rb script would crash on reading the xml file. Don't know why cause the write xml response is only passing '-t "Title"'. By the way don't forget the " " around Title, they are needed. The Title you can change though.

    Now we have to figure out how we can make this work for different asset sets (different pages for different clients) and a login/password would be nice, kinda like the Leopard wiki. I'll be working on customization a bit now.

  • craigrussillroy Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks a million or the info !!

    I have been sniffing around for this information for a while. Ok I have installed everything, got Ruby running, got all the transcoding and file creations running, I send to web, I can see the job in the jobs window, it creates the JPG, QT small and Large and spits out a XML, then nothing, I can see in terminal that it is rendering the assets, I can even goto the directory and see the thumbnails, QTs and XMLs, but the application @ :3000/clips doesn't show the assets. ????

    Any ideas ?
  • andiron Level 1 (70 points)
    You say you can see the thumbnails in the directory - in public/media/cache/thumbs or public/media/thumbs? The first is where FCSVR writes them to, but the latter is where Rails reads them from. The add_asset.rb script does the copy.

    Is add_asset.rb runing properly? You have to look in Logs it doesn't show up in Jobs.

    You can also use the Terminal to look at the database that backs the Rails site to see if records got added.
  • craigrussillroy Level 1 (0 points)
    Cheers for the prompt reply !!!!! you must be in London just about to go home or the East side of the states

    Checked logs, ran fine, looked in fcsvr/public/media/.... & there is thumbs, qt in their respectable folders - weird.

    how do you tap into the database via Terminal ?

    Thank you in advance
  • andiron Level 1 (70 points)
    If you are in the review directory the command is: sqlite3 db/development.sqlite3

    After the 'sqlite>' prompt, type: select * from clips;

    You should get one or more lines. If not, nothing actually got into the db. Type .quit to exit sqlite3.

    Did you remember to reload the localhost:3000/clips page in your browser?
  • craigrussillroy Level 1 (0 points)
    Cheers for that - 1 small piece of info I forgot to mention I am on a Leopard Client - thus no sql !!!

    Currently installing Server and trying it ...
  • craigrussillroy Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok reinstalled Server 10.5.4 - FCS 1.1 and still can't get it to work !!

    Officially giving up ... ;-(
  • Willard Jansen Level 1 (45 points)
    Don't give up so soon..

    Delete all XML files in the xmlin folder. try it again and when you see in "search all jobs" go to the administrator/log panel en double click on the upmost row (the one that inform you that the script has run). If it says cannot read XML file, the go to the xmlin folder and check if there is a new XML file. There probably is but not with the title you gave to the asset. This means that the script had problems assigning the title to the name of the XML file.

    Try now uploading a new file. Don't change the filename and give a tite of something without spaces. See if it works then.

    Also be aware that you set the priority probably to medium. A normal device scan would probably stop this.


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  • Dr Greg Level 2 (450 points)
    I've got this sample code running fine on Leopard Client - it does come with sqlite3. The trouble I had (and this might only apply to Client not Leopard Server) was updating the sqlite3-ruby gem: it would refuse to compile.

    That's because Leopard's Xcode Tools need to be installed to compile the gem. Once they were installed the "sudo gem update sqlite3-ruby" command worked just fine.

  • Willard Jansen Level 1 (45 points)
    You are right. I am sorry I didn't mention XCode. I probably assumed it to be installed. Does everything else work OK for you?

  • craigrussillroy Level 1 (0 points)

    The old Xcode in the hat trick ...

    Should of thought of the reason the sqlite wouldn't build ...

    Cheers for all your help !
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