[Tig] HD copy management via EDL
craig at optimus.com
Fri Nov 12 20:03:13 GMT 2010
Hello there -
I have a question about external hard drives and getting material off of
them as quickly as possible....
As we primarily work on commercials, we are typically in a scenario
where we get an EDL from an editor - and a hard drive(s) full of source
We prefer to work off raw material or camera originals whenever
possible. So, for Red jobs, we typically use Monkey Extract to load the
EDL - and then Monkey finds all the R3D files on the drive. We then hit
*copy* and can copy just those shots to a selected destination,
typically a SAN. This is much easier and faster than manually searching
through a drive to try and find shots obviously....
However, we are in this situation all the time with other kinds of media
( Prores, H.264 < TC added via QT change >, many others ) and I am
convinced that there has to be some software out there that will let me
go grab any kind of files I want from a drive via an EDL the same way as
Monkey does, I just haven't found it yet. Monkey only seems to work with
R3D files. Anyone know of any kind of software that does something like
I ask at the risk of looking like an idiot, which I clearly am, so go
easy on me.
Thanks much -
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