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  • Fri, Aug 3 2018 9:48 AM

    Import and Export Markers

    Hello everyone,

    I am experimenting with exporting markers with comments from my sequences's markers list as a TabD file and then importing the same tabD file back into Avid with the hope of pasting the markers onto another sequence, but I can't seem to get it to work. When I open up a new sequence and go to markers list and then right click to 'import markers' and choose the tabD file at windows level - nothing happens! Does anyone know how to copy markers with comments from one sequence to another? I've tried simply copy and pasting but that also doesn't work. I'm on Avid MC 8.8.1

    Thanks!

    Michael

  • Fri, Aug 3 2018 1:13 PM In reply to

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    Re: Import and Export Markers

    Michael

    TabD?  You can export markers from a sequence or a clip. A text (.txt) or XML (.xml) file is created when you export the marker and a tab-delimited file or XML file displays all the information about the marker. You can then send the .txt or .xml file to those who need to review and give feedback about the sequence or clip. They can place additional comments in the text file or XML file and send it back for you to reimport the marker comments back into your sequence.

    You can also import the text file into a spreadsheet program, such as Excel.

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  • Fri, Aug 3 2018 1:53 PM In reply to

    Re: Import and Export Markers

    Hi Marianna, thanks for your response

    Apologies by TabD I meant tab-delimited! Would mind taking me through steps of exporting the marker information into a tab delimited file and then importing it into a fresh sequence? I must be doing something wrong because I have tried doing it and when I go to import the text file back into Avid on a fresh sequence with clips, I go to the markers list and import the text file but nothing happens...

  • Fri, Aug 3 2018 2:04 PM In reply to

    Re: Import and Export Markers

    Unless, can you only re-import the tab delimited file onto the sequence that it was originally exported from?

  • Mon, Aug 6 2018 10:49 PM In reply to

    • Martin Fox
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    Re: Import and Export Markers

    I tried exporting from one seq and the importing to a completely different one and was successfully

    mc 2018.3

    i exported as a txt file

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  • Mon, Aug 6 2018 10:56 PM In reply to

    Re: Import and Export Markers

    Hi Martin, thanks for your response - would you mind taking me thorugh your process? I may be missing a step...

  • Tue, Aug 7 2018 6:24 AM In reply to

    • Martin Fox
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    Re: Import and Export Markers

    Hi Michael 

    I had two markers on V1

    In the markers window I used the bottom left menu and selected export > txt

    and got the result 

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/qwa5e9egormvxte/Magic%20Isl%20Cut.txt?dl=0

    In a different seq (same project)  I opened the markers window and imported the file whick appeared correctly. 

    I cam't imagine you are doing anything different, same project time base??

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  • Tue, Aug 7 2018 12:41 PM In reply to

    Re: Import and Export Markers

    Hi Martin thanks for this, it worked! not sure where I was going wrong but it works now. Thanks.

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