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1 week 3 hours ago #6849 by Daniel Beasley
Daniel Beasley replied the topic: Protools ChannelName issue
Hi Stijn,

Would you be able to send us your source clips so we can reproduce the issue here?I will email you some FTP details.

Thanks,

Daniel

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1 week 4 hours ago #6848 by Gonzo
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Hi,

I’m a pro-tools re-recording mixer / editing supervisor. I just started a new project which was edited on FCPX and exported by X2PRO.
Great! AAF is opening; everything is in the session; handles; filenames and even channel names.

BUT … something goes wrong here!

X2pro messes up the metadata in the channel name field. I know it’s getting confusing but please allow me to explain it in detail.

All channel names in FCP are correct and when I’m importing the original wav file in protools; the channel names are correct to; but the clips from x2pro aren’t.
What happens? It all has to do with the channel numbers of the original sound file / fieldrecorder.
ie. if a 6 track wav file is recorded on the first 6 audio tracks and are named in the metadata as “TRACK1”, and so on; everything works just fine.
BUT if these 6 tracks were recorded on audio-track 1,2,3,4,10,11 with tracks 6 to 9 disarmed, resulting in the same 6 track poly file;
X2PRO put these clips in the right order but will mess up the ChannelName metadata! It will put tracks 10 & 11 in between 1&2 !
So although the audio in these clips are right, the description isn’t. It will show:
TRACK1
TRACK10
TRACK11
TRACK2
TRACK3
TRACK4

but in fact audio is, and channelnames should be:
TRACK1
TRACK2
TRACK3
TRACK4
TRACK10
TRACK11


I hope you get the picture, but I’ll show you another example:
at the left you see the aaf import; at the right the wav file.
[see attachment]

The armed tracks on the field recorder were 1/2/3/7/8/10/13/14.
You will notice that x2pro is putting the channel names from recordertrack 10/13/14 in between 1 and 2, although the audio in the clips stay correct/the same.
(the labelling of A1-A14 is messed up too !)

This is the 4th project I’m doing with this workflow and I already encountered this 3 years ago; and now I’m still wasting time on this. Without this data, we have to listen to every single clip to know what it is ! Frustrating.
Can you please fix this? Can’t be that difficult to adjust, no? (nr 10 and 11 don’t belong between 1 and 2 !)

I can provide you some files if this helps, and I hope you could fix this very soon!

kind regards,
Stijn
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