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How did you get those clips on your hard disk? Did you try importing them instead of dragging and dropping?
THanks Harm Millaard.
when connecting the ex1 via USB, it is recognised as a storage device.
the folder structure is as follows
the folder with the numbers is the name of the clip.
each clip has its own folder.
now in the BPAV folder - there are 2 .XML files.
for the sake of tidy folders, everytime i uploaded footage, i'd put the new clips in the same "\BPAV\CLPR\" folder as the first upload of the day - seeing as the clip folder names change incrementally,
when i first tested this, i saw that the MP4 worked great in PP, so i ceased the testing phase...
I suggest you ONLY use ClipBrowser to transfer to your hard disk. That will keep the directory structure intact. My guess is that the troublesome clips are the ones you put there yourself, correct?
Thanks again Harm.
however, whats done is done - i now have a heap of MP4 files. a number of which cannot be read by premier.
i really don't want to convert these - as i'm quite happy with the compression. - so where to next, may i ask?
in reference to mainconcept - do you have any ideas as to why it won't recognise my PP?
i really don't want to re-install it.... but will i have to???
(OH!) ONE LAST THING.
my friend has CS4 - i sent him one of the clips that DOESN'T work - and his premier accepts it - but with no video! only sound!
Use ClipBrowser to transfer again to hard disk seems like the only quick option. Otherwise you have to figure out the directory structure that the XDCAM-EX uses and I have not looked into that. Maybe the XML files will give you a clue.
cheers Harm - but i can't do that - i'm talkin about days of footage - the content has been removed from the camera.
can you shed any light on the mainconcept problems i've got?
or am i a dead duck in a cave. WITHOUT WINGS!
I haven't the foggiest about the latest MainConcept plug-in. I once used the MPEGProHD version 3.2 plug-in, after having used 2.0 and 3.0 for a very short time. In all instances I encountered major problems with the plug-in and with their technical support, so finally with 3.2 I got a refund and based on those experiences, I am reluctant to try it again. One positive thing to mention is that after trouble shooting with their TS and the time and effort it took (without a solution in my case) they sent me 4 DVD's with loopable backgrounds as a compensation. I still use these quite often.
unfortuntely - this is a demo - do NO compensation for me-
i feel as though i'm DOOMED - despite the fact that such a SMALL obstacle is in the way!
what on earth can a MAN do?
OKAY I RESOLVED THIS ISSUE!
CHANGE THE EXTENSION FROM ".MP4" TO "MPG" AND PREMIER DOESN'T GIVE A HOOT ABOUT THOSE XML FILES!
thanks for your help again Harm
i'm really greatful for your efforts.
its hard when you're alone - tryin to sort out a problem...
okay - final update - premier DOES take it in - but without sound!
and with a much worse frame rate.
just an update
Holy Bird? I'm wondering if your capitalized words are trying to tell us something. Like the capitalized words from post #8:
DOOMED - SMALL - MAN
Given your no sound, it still looks like you have to find a way to fix the directory structure, or to determine what files are actually needed.
Isn't there an EX expert out here that commented on this recently?
Greetings all -
Stanley! i didn't even realise i did that -
BUT i found the solution! After tearing the hair off my HEAD - i stumbled upon this post from creative cow:
if you can't be bothered to check it out, here's what to do in the case of breaking the link between your XML file and your clips!
"Just to confirm the full process I have just gone through it on a machine.
1: First place a clean SxS card in the EX-1 and from the media menu format the media.
2: Connect the camera via USB to the machine, I have an XP machine, and delete the two XML files in the BPAV dir.
3: Copy the MP4 files into the sub dir CLPR, from your machine.
4: disconnect the USB and you will get a message on the EX-1 that asks if you want to restore the media? You do this and the EX-1 shows the video clips in the clips windows etc.
5: Connect the EX-1 camera backup to the machine with the Sony XDCAM EX ClipBrowser V2.0 and view the video clips on the USB disk. At this point the ClipBrowser will move the clips and re-build the BIM, PPN etc files in the original directory on the SxS card.
Hope this helps. "
thanks again to the people who paid attention!
Next time, be sure to use Clip Browser to rewrap your files to .mxf, as Harm mentioned. The files don't get recompressed and work well in PP. Even if you are merely moving the BPAV folders around to different drives, use Clip Browser for that, too. Glad you were able to find a solution!