Question: How can I link xml file to new clips
I have a short timeline of 4 minutes with about 25 clips. I had copied the SD files from the chip to a hard drive and I thought I imported the files from there when creating the project. All went fine in editing until I tried to export to Compressor and it was grayed out. The files showed up as missing, with a camera icon, showing that FCP wanted camera files. I tried linking, re-linking, etc. but nothing worked. So I exported an XML file. Then I dumped all the clips from the project and re-imported .mov clips from the hard drive. These are all the same clips that were in the project originally.
So... can I somehow bring back the XML file and then use the NEW, correct clips that are in the project? I can't seem to figure out how.
The timeline xml should know the clips it needs, and now, they DO reside in the project. Am I just screwed and have to start from scratch?
MacPro - 32 gig - High Sierra 10.13.3 - FCP X 10.4
Mac Pro, OS X El Capitan (10.11), 64 gig ram. Thunderbolt raids