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  • Ty Delgaty

    August 30, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    The show I’m on now uses media (DNxHD HQX that was created in Resolve). The reel name does seem to have come over into the tape column, however, when grading in Symphony, selecting the Src Tape grouping, my grades don’t apply to the other clips with the same Tape name. The tape names match in my media bin, but the color grouping (if that’s what you can call it) doesn’t seem to work. The clip names are all slightly different because I believe the dailies house used an outdated method of transcoding the media (dropping all clips into the timeline and rendering) instead of using the media management tool. This method adds a 4-digit suffix to each filename. So I can’t color by clip name.

    Anyone have this issue and know how to resolve it?

  • Neil Ryan

    August 30, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    In your Bin, show Sources; do you have many instances of the same Source Reel?

    Creating media in Resolve and bringing it into Avid can have the effect of creating essentially a unique Tape Name for each clip, even if it looks like the same name!

    I had your problem and this was the issue. I modified all the clips that had the same effective Reel Name to be just one of those Reel Names (that is, they all had the same Source according to Avid) and then the ‘grade by SrcTape’ worked as it should.

  • Ty Delgaty

    September 1, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Thanks Neil. I checked my Reel column and it’s empty for nearly all my clips. For each recurring shot, my tape column names match (Resolve did this I believe).

    I tried what you said and did a bulk edit of my reel column for anything that was empty and just called it the name of the episode, so that it’s common. Still no luck. Is this what you meant?

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