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  • Taking liberties with BPAV folders

    Posted by Alan Lacey on January 29, 2011 at 8:42 am

    OK so we all know how to handle these files the Sony way.

    What I’d really like to be able to do is send all the media from a shoot, ie the BPAV folders in suitably named folders to the client. Have them make selections, add essence marks etc using the freebie XDcamEX browser.

    Then, and this is the difficult bit, rather than send me back all the media, just email me the revised material from the BPAV folder. ie just the changes in the metadata files in the BPAV.

    Has anyone experimented with a workflow like this?

    Rafael Amador replied 13 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Michael Palmer

    January 29, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Every clip have an individual name/number. You can code the clips in camera, I use Acam- 0001 each time I shoot solo with my EX3. Your client would only need to tell you what clip they want to work with.

  • Alan Lacey

    January 29, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I was really aiming for more than that Michael. Such as in, out point selection on clips, comments as essence marks, maybe more.

    Thanks Alan

    FlashXDR,XDcamHD,XDcamEX,D9 etc
    FCS,AE,Combustion,LiquidSilver,Vegas,Edius,
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  • Rafael Amador

    January 30, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Hi Alan,
    I guess that could be feasible, the only question would be to know in which document of the BPAV are saved the “changes” done with ClipBrowser. If there is a single document that register this and you can replace it on the original BPAV folder, you are done.
    If the changes are registered in different documents of the BPAV, you would need to make many replacements. This would be a mess.
    I would make a very easy test to see which documents on the BVAP are “edited” by the SONY ClipBrowser.
    WORKING ON A DUPLICATED BPAV, use the ClipBrowser and make some changes, while you keep a Finder Window with the BPAV open as a column and by “Date modified”.
    Whenever any document inside the BPAV folder would be modified by ClipBrowser, that document would get on top of the column.
    I hope this makes sense.
    rafael

    http://www.nagavideo.com

  • Alan Lacey

    January 31, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Not completed my tests Rafa, but I can report that by updating all the files in EACH of the clip’s folders the metadata is updated. The down side of this is that the *.bim file is still a big one so not easily emailed and also there is one in each of the individual clip folders.

    I’ll continue experimenting and hope that it’s not the bim files that need to be updated. I’ll report back

    All the best

    Alan

    FlashXDR,XDcamHD,XDcamEX,D9 etc
    FCS,AE,Combustion,LiquidSilver,Vegas,Edius,
    G5,MBP,Vista64,XP

  • Rafael Amador

    January 31, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    [Alan Lacey] “The down side of this is that the *.bim file is still a big one so not easily emailed and also there is one in each of the individual clip folders.”
    This may be related with “re-building” (conforming?) the first and last GOP of each clip.
    Have you realized how big are the files of the Reference movies of EX stuff compared with any Intraframe codec?
    I get more than 1GB on EX for what should be few MBs on Prores or whatever other codec.
    No idea if the ClipBrowser may be doing something similar.
    rafael

    http://www.nagavideo.com

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