[Tig] HD copy management via EDL

Craig Leffel 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 -

Craig Leffel

Senior Colorist

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