Using the Lumberyard OS X Desktop App
The Lumberyard OS X desktop application is used by one person (editor or assistant editor) to add the logged keywords to clips, add transcript keywords to clips, and make selects string-outs for Final Cut Pro X. (The Lumberyard is where logs are processed.)
You only need to enter the account details once unless the account (or password) changes. They can be changed at any time in Lumberyard's Preferences or the Keychain Access application.
IMPORTANT: Lumberyard is a pre-editing tool. It does not work with Projects, Compound clips or Auditions Lumberyard will process Clips, Multicam Clips and Synchronized Clips ONLY.
Tip: Final Cut Pro 10.3 supports drag-and-drop instead of exporting and importing XML. First, select the Lumberjack Metadata View from the popup menu in the Inspector. You can install the Metadata View from the Lumberyard Help menu.
Then drag the Event and drop it on the Lumberyard icon in the Dock. (A progress bar in Final Cut Pro X shows the XML being generated.)
Keywords that have been logged by a Logger are added to an Event of clips using Lumberyard’s Keyword mode. Lumberyard uses time-of-day set in the cameras to match media with its logged keyword ranges. For short turn-around projects, there’s also the option to create selects string-outs.
For projects that extend over longer periods, Lumberyard’s Story mode allows you to create selects string-outs from clips in multiple Events with logged keyword ranges.
Story Mode has two benefits:
Timestamped transcript documents can be processed by Lumberyard’s Transcript mode to create keyword ranges on Clips or Multicam Clips that places the transcript text in the Keyword’s Notes fields.
Most “industry standard” timecode-stamped transcriptions can be used, including files with timecode or time stamps at the start of every paragraph or where the time stamps are mid-paragraph.
There’s also the option to create selects string-outs for each named speaker.
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