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Old May 27th, 2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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Comments not retained when importing EDL (into FCP or Avid)!

Two editors using the same EDL (exported by FCP 6.whatever-the-latest-is) on different systems—Avid on Windows, FCP on Mac (same that gen'd the EDL)—are both experiencing the same issue: when importing the EDL, the comments don't make it.

In the EDL, each has a comment that was from the Comment A field of the FCP browser. I export the EDL and then import it into a new project, everything goes according to plan except for the missing comments!

The editor in a different facility has the exact same headache when importing it into Avid!

Is this actually expected behaviour, or is something amiss?
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Old May 27th, 2009, 11:59 PM   #2
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Perhaps instead of naming the column "Column A" name it "Notes" because that is what is most commonly used in Avid.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 11:35 AM   #3
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In the EDL, the entry just shows up as "Comment". For example:

Code:
001  001      V     C        11:02:08:14 11:02:20:00 01:00:00:00 01:00:11:11  
* FROM CLIP NAME:  VX348-1.MOV
* COMMENT: LENS_DEFOCUS_DIRTY

002  001      V     C        11:40:53:24 11:41:00:16 01:00:11:11 01:00:18:03  
* FROM CLIP NAME:  VX348-1 PT2.MOV
* COMMENT: DIRTY_DEBRIS_01
Whether it is imported into FCP or Avid, the info in COMMENT does not come in.
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