Is there a way to log a list of all the clips used in a timeline?

Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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I have a bunch of timelines with a bunch of clips on them.  I need to know a list of the clips in their original file names that were used in the timeline.  Short of right-clicking on each one and selecting "reveal in finder" is there any way of performing this in a printout or a log file?

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LEGEND , Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

There is not.

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Participant ,
Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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Not sure if you can get a log file but maybe this will help you:

You can sort the clips by usage in your project window.

If you right-click somewhere on the top of one of the columns you can select "metadata display"

Unfold "Premiere Pro Project Metadata" > Check on "Video Usage" and "Audio Usage" > Press OK

Now you can sort the clips in your project by usage.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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There is not.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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If you are Mac based, this app is extremely handy:

Sequence Clip Reporter CC

It includes the file path of the clip in the spreadsheet it creates.

I believe there is a demo version.

MtD

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Jan 20, 2021 Jan 20, 2021

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No demo version right now and it's unclear whether this works in CC2021 and current Mac OS

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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If you will be using it a lot, this is not an option.

But you can export to edl.

Then you need to throw all the unnecessary parts away.

It's far from ideal, but it is an option.

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New Here ,
Jun 22, 2020 Jun 22, 2020

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Check out EDL Ease.  It provides very limited data, but one of the line items looks to tell me the original file name. 

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 01, 2020 Jul 01, 2020

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Thank you kellys10537129

 

I am the developer of EDL Ease and the software can do this.   You would need to export CMX formatted EDLs for every video layer in each sequence.   You can then drop all the video layers and they will be re-combined into one excel document and if selected in the settings will create duration summaries for SOURCE, FROM CLIP NAME and SOURCE FILE (depending on the workflow) so you would have a parsed out list of all edit events and separate tables with clip names (from all layers)  and their combined Source and Program durations.

 

EDL Ease is free, secure, codsigned and notarized by Apple and has been tested on OS X High Sierra through Catalina.  It is intended to create a simple yet elegant human readable static list and tabled data from EDL File(s) and should not be used to conform or clean EDL's  There are plenty of other tools out there that offer these functions.

 

Download a free copy here:

EDL Ease

 

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New Here ,
Dec 07, 2021 Dec 07, 2021

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Great question! I had the same after reading some of these I just ended up going into my sequence and unlinking that media. Once offline relinked and it gave me a list of the clips to locate, didn't give time codes but was a enough to be able to dump unused clips! 

 

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Explorer ,
Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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I realise the thread is old, but for the still curious: Sure, you can use the EDL and tick off for "use source file name". You can also export a FCP XML and make a cusomized retrieval of the info you want for your workflow with for example an XSLT stylesheet. This could be a place to find out how to do it: https://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_xslt.asp 

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