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  • Trevor Gilchrist

    November 22, 2022 at 2:29 am

    Hi all. I need a brain bigger than mine to help untangle this mess, please…

    The facts:

    a) Three-day shoot using Sony Venice delivered as .mxf, using X-OCN codec UHD RAW

    b) Some unknown tech used Resolve to transcode that original footage to HD .mxf in ProRes 422 to edit with in FCPX (matching file names)

    c) those ProRes clips were synced in FCPX with master audio and synced clips used as source for main edit. Edit was completed by a third party, using those synced clips.

    d) the assumption was that when the edit was complete, the HD footage could be relinked in FCPX to the original Venice X-OCN masters for VFX and color work, but of course, FCPX doesn’t import X-OCN and there is no overt connection between either set of files

    So my question is, do I have any available workflow options, that would allow me (having inherited this mess), to swap out the HD ProRes clips used to make the synced clips, with the the X-OCN master UHD clips? I’ve tried everything.

    Grateful for any suggestions. Don’t make me re-edit the whole darn thing…. 🙁

    Thank you in advance

  • Ben Balser

    November 22, 2022 at 4:28 am

    Yeah, this is one of the very “professional” features that FCP7 had, but FCPX has never bothered to even care about. You may try this, but I don’t know that it will help you. Yep, I’d have stayed in Resolve, not touched FCPX for this format. Been there, done that…

    https://intelligentassistance.com/sync-n-link.html

  • Trevor Gilchrist

    November 22, 2022 at 4:48 am

    That is terrible news. But thank you for the reply. Unfortunately I had no involvement in the original DIT process, so was given this to sort out. I’m going to try importing an XML of the FCPX edit into Resolve (my home territory) and see if I can do the replace there.

    Thanks for the help.

  • Joe Marler

    November 22, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    I believe EditReady can transcode X-OCN files to various codecs inc’l ProRes 4444. You could possibly do that then relink the ProRes files to your current project files. It would preserve most of the original source fidelity. The filenames and extensions would have to be the same.

    I haven’t tested X-OCN with EditReady but they said on their web site it works:

    https://blog.hedge.video/editready22-2/

    https://hedge.video/editready/

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