Am I missing something or is there really no way to use curves in the age old way having RGB channels ganged?
Yes it appears metadata for video is a bit of an unstandardised mess. There are some tags written to the video files themselves. The Blackmagic cameras write these tags on creating the files it seems which both FCPX and Resolve can read, but editing the metadata from within FCPX does not affect these tags, but instead stores them internally. Some metadata is exported with the XML but it doesnt reflect these tags at all, only <note> and <keyword>.
I understand its hard to standardise things between manufacturers, but I'm sure we can all say things like 'reel', 'scene' and 'camera name' should be as common place as 'artist' and 'album' for video files.
I can't understand why these can't be read and written from the files themselves. It's 2019 after all, haven't we got somewhere by now?
So I've spent epic amount of time filling out metadata for clips from 3 different cameras over 3 days. This has been great for organising the footage within the FCPX project that I'm working on.
Come time to color grade and I'd like to bring the XML into Resolve for grading and to my horror, all the metadata fields are empty again!
If e.g I fill out metadata for audio files in iTunes, it's stored in the files and now Logic and FCPX will see it which is expected behaviour and one of the reasons metadata exists in the first place.
Could it be true that FCPX would be naive enough to save the metadata in the FCPX project or Library so that it's only visible to itself?
After the 10.1 update it feels like time to get things organised better and although annoying at first, seems to a change for the better.
I've made a few different Libraries and although I can move events between them fine, either by dragging or or selecting 'move to library' from the menu, I can't move or copy projects.
FCP has put all the old projects in one event which isn't very logical for me, but when I try to drag any project to another event, after the dialog the icon just flys back to its original location without moving or copying and no error message.
Selecting 'move to event' or 'move to library' does the same thing.