So, backstory: I have finished editing a feature film, shot on Alexa in ProRes. I'm on FCPX 10.3.4. Syncing of audio and video was done with the Synchronise clips function, and then I gave the resulting clip a systematic name (slate, scene, take etc.).
Now as I turn the film over to post, the post house wants a reference Quicktime file, with the following information burned in to the image:
– Reel time code (we are splitting the film into reels for less rippling changes and more wieldy files)
– Version name/number of the Reel
– Source Time Code of the clip
– Clip name (from camera)
– VFX shot name (for the 90 or so VFX shots)
All of this is easy to provide EXCEPT the clip name from camera. All of my (synchronised) clips have names I gave them (slate, scene, take etc.), and the Timecode filter (both the built in one, and the one from CoreMelt) has no way of digging into the synchronised clip for the from-camera clip name – which is what the post house wants.
I thought I had a work-around by just breaking apart my synchronised clips in a copy of the project (Clip>Break Apart Clip Items) before applying the Time Code filter – but then all of my color correction and, more importantly, all of my transform changes (scale, position) are removed from the clips! Seeing those is the very point of the reference file.
Any thought on how to get those from-camera clip names on screen?
That's not an easy one, I did some testing and the only way I found to do this is duplicate project the (I hope you don't have 8000clips in there )... use "open clip" in timeline and apply "TC effect " on the original camera video clip.
Nothing else worked for this test.