This Quick-Start Guide will lead you through the essential first steps to starting an Event, Logging and processing with Final Cut Pro X and Lumberyard.
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Events are created in the Web Logger. Once created Events can be logged in the Web Logger or using the iOS Logger.
Click on "New Event" to create a new Event. In this window we can name the Event, and assign keywords to the Event.
Note: You will not have any Keywords visible until you add Location, Person, Activity and Other Keywords by clicking on "New" at the head of any keyword column. See 'Add, Edit or Delete Keywords while Logging' on Logging with the Web Logger.
You can assign the keywords used in another Event (in totality or as a starting point) from the "Use keywords from" pop-up menu.
To assign a keyword to this Event, click it's check box 'on'. To unassign a keyword from the Event, click the check box 'off'.
Important: Assigning, or unassiging, a keyword from an Event ONLY removes it from displaying in the Event. The keyword is retained for later assignment to this or another Event. The keyword remains in any logs done before unassigning it from the Event. Keywords can be deleted from the Web Logger from the List view associated with each keyword type. See 'Add, Edit or Delete Keywords while Logging' on Logging with the Web Logger.
You can add, edit or delete keywords by tapping the relevant New or List links:
If you edit a keyword that's already been used for logging it will update all these logged keywords in all your events.
If you delete a keyword that's already been used for logging, the keyword will remain in all logged Events, but be unavailable for future logging.
Once you've added or edited a keyword, tap the Back to Logger link to return to the logging interface.
The new keywords are automatically added to the currently selected Event.
There are no restrictions on keywords. And you don't have to use all the keyword columns.
Keyword sort in alphabetical order in each column.
For logging events live there are three options:
IMPORTANT: You will need an Internet connection to sign in to the iOS Logger,
and to upload the logs at the end of the shoot.
You can - from earlier shoots on the current project or from library footage - using the backLogger application on a Mac connected to the internet.
Note: The most important function in either logging interface is the ability to back-time the start (checkbox on) of a Keyword. The end (checkbox off) will always be current time.
Back-timing is the secret to relaxed logging.
Back-timing allows time for the action or topic to start, before we have to log it. In the example above, all keyword ranges will start 15 seconds in the past. All Keyword Ranges finish at the current time.
Favorite or Rejected Ranges, are logged from the back-time setting to the current time, with one click.
After ingesting the media from the shoot into an Event in Final Cut Pro X, export the Event to Event XML.
Note: Create Multicam Clips in Final Cut Pro X before exporting XML.
Open the Event XML into the Lumberyard app and select the Event logs from the pop-up menu.
Read the Lumberyard Help for operational details.
After processing, Lumberyard sends an logged Event to Final Cut Pro X with optional pre-edit string-outs as Compound Clips.
Note: You can send multiple logged Events to Lumberyard for pre-edit stringouts using Story Mode.
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