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Unable to link clips.  Possibly due to incorrect EDL from Premiere?

Aug 17, 2012 2:50 AM

Hi,

 

I've posted this in the Premier Pro forums but I figured since it involved Speedgrade I would post it here as well.

 

My Gear:

Premiere Pro CS6 (latest update) via Windows 7 64 bit.

Speedgrade CS6 (latest update)

Handling RED ONE R3D Files (directly editing RAW data)

 

What I'm trying to do

Adobe Premiere Edit > export EDL > Speedgrade > import EDL > Link Clips (wont work)

 

The Issue

I've been trying to get an EDL imported and linked to its clips into speed grade via Adobe Premiere CS6 with no avail.  Although I was able to import the EDL I was unable to link the RAW R3D files to the clips.

 

After hours of investigation I've narrowed it down to the fact that the EDL being exported from PPro has the incorrect file reference.

 

The EDL below refers to the file by 'A029C023' when it should be 'A029_C023_04203V_001' (when I manually renamed it then I was able to 'Load from desktop' from speedgrade)

 

Could someone tell me why this is happening?  My final edit has hundreds of edit points and it would be unrealistic to manually change all the file names.

 

Any help would be MUCH appreciated!!

 

Cheers,

 

 

TITLE: EDLTEST2

 

 

001  BL       V     C        00:00:00:00 00:00:06:05 00:00:00:00 00:00:06:05

 

 

002  A029C023 V     C        15:35:09:16 15:35:27:20 00:00:06:05 00:00:24:09

* FROM CLIP NAME: SC4-2-WS

 

 

003  A029C023 AA    C        15:35:09:16 15:35:27:20 00:00:06:05 00:00:24:09

* FROM CLIP NAME: SC4-2-WS

 

 

004  A029C054 V     C        18:02:07:14 18:02:32:11 00:00:24:09 00:00:49:06

* FROM CLIP NAME: SC4-8-MCU

 

 

005  A029C054 AA    C        18:02:07:14 18:02:32:11 00:00:24:09 00:00:49:06

* FROM CLIP NAME: SC4-8-MCU

 

 

006  A029C047 V     C        17:32:17:08 17:32:30:05 00:00:49:06 00:01:02:03

* FROM CLIP NAME: SC4-15-MCU

 

 

007  A029C047 AA    C        17:32:17:08 17:32:30:05 00:00:49:06 00:01:02:03

* FROM CLIP NAME: SC4-15-MCU

 
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  • Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 23, 2012 2:20 AM   in reply to kaljack22

    sent you a pm

     
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    Sep 17, 2012 6:36 PM   in reply to kaljack22

    Adobe seems to no longer answer to bugs/errors in their software. The export to .dpx process literally boggles my mind. Nine minutes of 720p P2 footage takes nearly 15min when "Send to Speedgrade" in PP CS6.

     

    The EDL's are broken; they don't link up to all your clips and they report incorrect FPS. It's been almost a week and I've yet to get a response from Adobe.

     

    Next time, I won't be buying their products for at least 1+ yr after release with a MAJOR discount to put up with this garbage. I'll be going back to Final Cut 7 and Color for now..

     
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    Nov 12, 2012 1:48 AM   in reply to kaljack22

    I'm having the same problem. Speedgrade fails to recognize any clips, either when exported from Premiere CS6 to Speedgrade or when exported as an EDL. My timeline simply says "Reel Not Loaded" for every clip. "Load from Desktop" does nothing, even after navigating to the folder where I know my source files live. I have changed all my clip names in my Premiere bins to organize them, so I suspect that Speedgrade is using the re-named monikers rather than the original file names; hence why it can't link things together.

     

    Is there any way around this or any bug fix? If I have to go back and manually rename clips in my bins to their original file names, I'm just going to use Magic Bullet Looks and bypass Speedgrade altogether...which would be really sad. This looks like a neat program. Help please!

     
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    Nov 15, 2012 4:26 AM   in reply to njthomps65

    I have changed all my clip names in my Premiere bins to organize them, so I suspect that Speedgrade is using the re-named monikers rather than the original file names; hence why it can't link things together.

    PR writes the EDL based on the re-named clip names. Since the original file names are different now SG can't reconnect.

    If you rename clips in PR you have to manually  re-link in SpeedGrade afterwards. This can be done with drag&drop (browse to clip in browser and drag&drop on clip or reel thumbnail)

     
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    Nov 15, 2012 5:51 AM   in reply to kaljack22

    Of course manually re-linking isn't an optimal solution. I'd recommend not to rename clips in PR if an EDL workflow is required.

     
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    Nov 20, 2012 2:26 PM   in reply to Dennis Weinmann

    Kaljack,

     

    Thanks you very much for posting that script. That was very kind of you to post a resource like that!

    I will certainly give it a try.

     

    Dennis,

    You're right, renaming clips in PR isn't the way to go if using an EDL workflow. Using the 'Description' panel in the 'Project' section is the way to go when naming or describing clips. It just really sucks to have to find that out the hard way after it's already too late. I went back and renamed my clips to their original file names manually, and things are working well now. It'd just be great if the option to output the original file names was available from the get go. Oh well, live and learn!

     
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    Nov 21, 2012 2:02 AM   in reply to njthomps65

    I agree. It should add original filenames as comments in the EDL. Please add a feature request to PR:

    https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

     
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