Export Video Production Clips

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After you have searched for and selected the assets to export from the Video Content Manager Search tab, and the assets are in the Export Queue, use the Video Content Manager Export tab to export the assets in different ways.

Access the Export window panes by clicking the Export tab at the top of the main Video Content Manager application window.

Depending on your system, the following options may or may not be available for you to select from. The contents in the Export Job Configuration pane are dynamic depending on the Export Destination chosen. Work your way through the Export Job Configuration pane parameters.

Local File System

The Export Destination of local file system is the default setting for this pane. Populate the options when Local File System is selected.

VCM Export tab - Local File System options

Element

Description

Export destination

Define where files are exported to. (Local File System.)

Job name

Type a job name to associate a text name with the job. This name appears in job logs.

Which resolution to be exported

Choose which resolution of the asset is to be exported. From the drop-down list, choose Only high resolution, Both high and low resolution, or Only low resolution.

Generate checksum

Select to generate a checksum file for each exported asset file. The checksum (or digital fingerprint) is calculated using the SHA256 hash algorithm. The resulting filename is the original base name with a .sha256 extension.

Watermark video

Select to apply a watermark to the exported video file. When this item is selected, the pane expands to show additional fields. This is only available for video files.

Placement - Specify where the watermark should be placed in the video. Select from center, upper left, upper right, lower left and lower right.

Type - Specify the type of watermark to be applied. If Text, then there are fields displayed to input the text size, text color, and the actual text to be used as the watermark. If Bitmap, then a box displays where the pathname of a watermark file can be entered, or click the Browse button to browse for the watermark file.

When using QuickTime as the backend to watermark a video, the preferred format for a watermark file is Portable Network Graphics (.png extension). If you use a bitmap (.bmp) file, the watermark image will not be transparent and it will be surrounded by a white box covering up part of the video.

Generate metadata output file

Generate metadata xml files for output along with asset. If selected, a drop-down list appears for you to select Create multiple files or Create a single file.

Create multiple files - The metadata file has the same name as its associated asset file, but with the .xml extension. One metadata file per asset is created and they stick together.
Create a single file - A single file containing the metadata for all files being exported is generated. A Metadata output file box appears, requiring a name for the metadata file. Click the Browse button to select.

At a minimum the data included contain pathname, file id, size, and the date and time modified.

Export logging data

Generate an XML formatted file with the contents of the log entries associated with the video clip(s) and image(s) that are to be exported. The resulting filename is the original base name with the extension _lgg.log.

File times for exported files

Assign the original file time or the export time (current time) to the retrieved files.

Where to save videos, pictures, and other files

Export data back to the user's document directory, its original location, or to any other location on the network.

User's home directory - Export data to the user's  home directory. The individual user's home directory will be shown for this option.

Original location - Export data to its original location.

Different location - Export data to another location. Use the Browse For Folder window to select the location, and click OK.

How to name files

 

Active only for Different Location and Export to Rimage.

Define how selected data is arranged when exported. There are three options:

Include full original pathnames - This option recreates the source file structure. The exported data file structure matches that of the source file. For example, if the source is "C:\Accounting\Marketing\...", then the exported data is "C\Accounting\Marketing\...".

Include filenames only - This option ignores file folders, and the exported data is comprised of only files.

Include filenames only do not work correctly if selected files have identical names. When working with identical names, use Include full original pathnames or Include pathnames starting at selected items.

Security settings for exported files

Assign the original security settings or the current user’s security settings to the exported files.

When to overwrite existing files

Select an option of Never, Only if newer, or Always, outlining when to overwrite files.

If the files exported already reside in some form on the target computer - that is a conflict and the export job  does not work.

Rimage

Populate the options when Rimage is selected.

Export to Rimage only works if your Rimage system and Phoenix VCM export are configured properly.

When exporting to the Rimage, do not stop Phoenix VCM until all jobs have finished. If you do, temporary files are not removed and those files will have to be removed manually. To manually remove temporary files, go to the Rimage Export Folder, and remove <user name>_<uuid>.

For more information see Rimage Configuration Window.

VCM Export tab - Rimage options

Element

Description

Export destination

Define where files are exported to. (Export to Rimage.)

This option is only available when it is enabled in your User Preferences.

Job name

Type a job name to associate a text name with the job. This name appears in job logs.

Which resolution to be exported

Choose which resolution of the asset is to be exported. From the drop-down list, choose Only high resolution, Both high and low resolution, or Only low resolution.

Generate checksum

Select to generate a checksum file for each exported asset file. The checksum (or digital fingerprint) is calculated using the SHA256 hash algorithm. The resulting filename is the original base name with a .sha256 extension.

Watermark video

Select to apply a watermark to the exported video file. When this item is selected, the pane expands to show additional fields. This is only available for video files.

Placement - Specify where the watermark should be placed in the video. Select from center, upper left, upper right, lower left and lower right.

Type - Specify the type of watermark to be applied. If Text, then there are fields displayed to input the text size, text color, and the actual text to be used as the watermark. If Bitmap, then a box displays where the pathname of a watermark file can be entered, or click the Browse button to browse for the watermark file.

When using QuickTime as the backend to watermark a video, the preferred format for a watermark file is Portable Network Graphics (.png extension). If you use a bitmap (.bmp) file, the watermark image will not be transparent and it will be surrounded by a white box covering up part of the video.

Generate metadata output file

Generate metadata xml files for output along with asset. If selected, a drop-down list appears for you to select Create multiple files or Create a single file.

Create multiple files - The metadata file has the same name as its associated asset file, but with the .xml extension. One metadata file per asset is created and they stick together.
Create a single file - A single file containing the metadata for all files being exported is generated. A Metadata output file box appears, requiring a name for the metadata file. Click the Browse button to select.

At a minimum the data included contain pathname, file id, size, and the date and time modified.

Export logging data

Generate an XML formatted file with the contents of the log entries associated with the video clip(s) and image(s) that are to be exported. The resulting filename is the original base name with the extension _lgg.log.

How to name files

 

Active only for Different Location and Export to Rimage.

Define how selected data is arranged when retrieved. There are three options:

Include full original pathnames - This option recreates the source file structure. The retrieved data file structure matches that of the source file. For example, if the source is "C:\Accounting\Marketing\...", then the retrieved data is "C\Accounting\Marketing\...".

Include filenames only - This option ignores file folders, and the retrieved data is comprised of only files.

Include filenames only do not work correctly if selected files have identical names. When working with identical names, use Include full original pathnames or Include pathnames starting at selected items.

E-mail address for job completion notice

Type a valid e-mail address to define where Rimage sends an e-mail when the Rimage job is finished.

Disc type

Define the type of media for Rimage to make.

Number of copies

Define how many copies of the data for Rimage to make. Press TAB or ENTER for the new number typed to take effect.

Disc labeling

Define the information on media labels for the media that Rimage is producing.

The number and titles of the fields available depend on what is entered in the Rimage Configuration window.

If a field is not present, add it using the Rimage Configuration window.

Final Cut XML

Populate the options when Final Cut XML is selected.

VCM Export tab - Final Cut XML options

Element

Description

Export destination

Define where files are exported to. (Export to Final Cut.)

This option is only available when it is enabled in your User Preferences.

Job name

Type a job name to associate a text name with the job. This name appears in job logs.

Which resolution to be exported

Choose which resolution of the asset is to be exported. From the drop-down list, choose Only high resolution, Both high and low resolution, or Only low resolution.

Generate checksum

Select to generate a checksum file for each exported asset file. The checksum (or digital fingerprint) is calculated using the SHA256 hash algorithm. The resulting filename is the original base name with a .sha256 extension.

Watermark video

Select to apply a watermark to the exported video file. When this item is selected, the pane expands to show additional fields. This is only available for video files.

Placement - Specify where the watermark should be placed in the video. Select from center, upper left, upper right, lower left and lower right.

Type - Specify the type of watermark to be applied. If Text, then there are fields displayed to input the text size, text color, and the actual text to be used as the watermark. If Bitmap, then a box displays where the pathname of a watermark file can be entered, or click the Browse button to browse for the watermark file.

When using QuickTime as the backend to watermark a video, the preferred format for a watermark file is Portable Network Graphics (.png extension). If you use a bitmap (.bmp) file, the watermark image will not be transparent and it will be surrounded by a white box covering up part of the video.

Generate metadata output file

Generate metadata xml files for output along with asset. If selected, a drop-down list appears for you to select Create multiple files or Create a single file.

Create multiple files - The metadata file has the same name as its associated asset file, but with the .xml extension. One metadata file per asset is created and they stick together.
Create a single file - A single file containing the metadata for all files being exported is generated. A Metadata output file box appears, requiring a name for the metadata file. Click the Browse button to select.

At a minimum the data included contain pathname, file id, size, and the date and time modified.

Export logging data

Generate an XML formatted file with the contents of the log entries associated with the video clip(s) and image(s) that are to be exported. The resulting filename is the original base name with the extension _lgg.log.

Where to save files

The destination path where the assets and .xml file are exported to. Click the Browse button, navigate to the appropriate folder, and click OK.

When to overwrite existing files

Select an option of Never, Only if newer, or Always, outlining when to overwrite files.

Choose target editor version

Specify the version of Final Cut that you will be exporting to. From the drop-down list, choose either Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro X.

Name of XML interchange file

Specify the name of the .xml file that is generated.

When exporting to Final Cut, VCM should be running on the same machine that is going to run the Final Cut session, otherwise pathnames in the generated XML file will not be correct.

Premiere XML

Populate the options when Premiere XML is selected.

VCM Export tab - Premiere XML options

Element

Description

Export destination

Define where files are exported to. (Export to Premiere.)

This option is only available when it is enabled in your User Preferences.

Job name

Type a job name to associate a text name with the job. This name appears in job logs.

Which resolution to be exported

Choose which resolution of the asset is to be exported. From the drop-down list, choose Only high resolution, Both high and low resolution, or Only low resolution.

Generate checksum

Select to generate a checksum file for each exported asset file. The checksum (or digital fingerprint) is calculated using the SHA256 hash algorithm. The resulting filename is the original base name with a .sha256 extension.

Watermark video

Select to apply a watermark to the exported video file. When this item is selected, the pane expands to show additional fields. This is only available for video files.

Placement - Specify where the watermark should be placed in the video. Select from center, upper left, upper right, lower left and lower right.

Type - Specify the type of watermark to be applied. If Text, then there are fields displayed to input the text size, text color, and the actual text to be used as the watermark. If Bitmap, then a box displays where the pathname of a watermark file can be entered, or click the Browse button to browse for the watermark file.

When using QuickTime as the backend to watermark a video, the preferred format for a watermark file is Portable Network Graphics (.png extension). If you use a bitmap (.bmp) file, the watermark image will not be transparent and it will be surrounded by a white box covering up part of the video.

Generate metadata output file

Generate metadata xml files for output along with asset. If selected, a drop-down list appears for you to select Create multiple files or Create a single file.

Create multiple files - The metadata file has the same name as its associated asset file, but with the .xml extension. One metadata file per asset is created and they stick together.
Create a single file - A single file containing the metadata for all files being exported is generated. A Metadata output file box appears, requiring a name for the metadata file. Click the Browse button to select.

At a minimum the data included contain pathname, file id, size, and the date and time modified.

Export logging data

Generate an XML formatted file with the contents of the log entries associated with the video clip(s) and image(s) that are to be exported. The resulting filename is the original base name with the extension _lgg.log.

Where to save files

The destination path where the assets and .xml file are exported to. Click the Browse button, navigate to the appropriate folder, and click OK.

When to overwrite existing files

Select an option of Never, Only if newer, or Always, outlining when to overwrite files.

Name of XML interchange file

Specify the name of the .xml file that is generated.

Avid ALE

Populate the options when Avid ALE is selected.

VCM Export tab - Avid ALE options

Element

Description

Export destination

Define where files are exported to. (Export to Avid.)

This option is only available when it is enabled in your User Preferences.

Job name

Type a job name to associate a text name with the job. This name appears in job logs.

Which resolution to be exported

Choose which resolution of the asset is to be exported. From the drop-down list, choose Only high resolution, Both high and low resolution, or Only low resolution.

Generate checksum

Select to generate a checksum file for each exported asset file. The checksum (or digital fingerprint) is calculated using the SHA256 hash algorithm. The resulting filename is the original base name with a .sha256 extension.

Watermark video

Select to apply a watermark to the exported video file. When this item is selected, the pane expands to show additional fields. This is only available for video files.

Placement - Specify where the watermark should be placed in the video. Select from center, upper left, upper right, lower left and lower right.

Type - Specify the type of watermark to be applied. If Text, then there are fields displayed to input the text size, text color, and the actual text to be used as the watermark. If Bitmap, then a box displays where the pathname of a watermark file can be entered, or click the Browse button to browse for the watermark file.

When using QuickTime as the backend to watermark a video, the preferred format for a watermark file is Portable Network Graphics (.png extension). If you use a bitmap (.bmp) file, the watermark image will not be transparent and it will be surrounded by a white box covering up part of the video.

Generate metadata output file

Generate metadata xml files for output along with asset. If selected, a drop-down list appears for you to select Create multiple files or Create a single file.

Create multiple files - The metadata file has the same name as its associated asset file, but with the .xml extension. One metadata file per asset is created and they stick together.
Create a single file - A single file containing the metadata for all files being exported is generated. A Metadata output file box appears, requiring a name for the metadata file. Click the Browse button to select.

At a minimum the data included contain pathname, file id, size, and the date and time modified.

Export logging data

Generate an XML formatted file with the contents of the log entries associated with the video clip(s) and image(s) that are to be exported. The resulting filename is the original base name with the extension _lgg.log.

File times for exported files

Assign the original file time or the export time (current time) to the retrieved files.

When the video is an MXF file and the current time is assigned, then the internal creation time metadata for the MXF container will also be updated to the current time.

Where to save files

The destination path where the assets and ALE files are exported to. Click the Browse button, navigate to the appropriate folder, and click OK.

When to overwrite existing files

Select an option of Never, Only if newer, or Always, outlining when to overwrite files.

Name of ALE file

Specify the name of the ALE (Avid Log Exchange) file that is generated.

FTP Site

Populate the options when FTP Site is selected.

VCM Export tab - FTP Site options

Element

Description

Export destination

Define where files are exported to. (Export to FTP site.)

This option is only available when it is enabled in your User Preferences.

Job name

Type a job name to associate a text name with the job. This name appears in job logs.

Which resolution to be exported

Choose which resolution of the asset is to be exported. From the drop-down list, choose Only high resolution, Both high and low resolution, or Only low resolution.

Generate checksum

Select to generate a checksum file for each exported asset file. The checksum (or digital fingerprint) is calculated using the SHA256 hash algorithm. The resulting filename is the original base name with a .sha256 extension.

Watermark video

Select to apply a watermark to the exported video file. When this item is selected, the pane expands to show additional fields. This is only available for video files.

Placement - Specify where the watermark should be placed in the video. Select from center, upper left, upper right, lower left and lower right.

Type - Specify the type of watermark to be applied. If Text, then there are fields displayed to input the text size, text color, and the actual text to be used as the watermark. If Bitmap, then a box displays where the pathname of a watermark file can be entered, or click the Browse button to browse for the watermark file.

When using QuickTime as the backend to watermark a video, the preferred format for a watermark file is Portable Network Graphics (.png extension). If you use a bitmap (.bmp) file, the watermark image will not be transparent and it will be surrounded by a white box covering up part of the video.

Generate metadata output file

Generate metadata xml files for output along with asset. If selected, a drop-down list appears for you to select Create multiple files or Create a single file.

Create multiple files - The metadata file has the same name as its associated asset file, but with the .xml extension. One metadata file per asset is created and they stick together.
Create a single file - A single file containing the metadata for all files being exported is generated. A Metadata output file box appears, requiring a name for the metadata file. Click the Browse button to select.

At a minimum the data included contain pathname, file id, size, and the date and time modified

Export logging data

Generate an XML formatted file with the contents of the log entries associated with the video clip(s) and image(s) that are to be exported. The resulting filename is the original base name with the extension _lgg.log.

FTP site address

Type the host name or address.

FTP site user name

Type the user name to log into the FTP site.

FTP site password

Type the password to log into the FTP site.

Destination folder at FTP site

Type the destination path and directory the files should be exported to. This directory is a place to store files.

Custom

You can customize export options for Export Job Configuration. Custom options listed below Export logging data are only example fields and were set up using an ExportExtensions.cfg file. Custom options are available only when an ExportExtensions.cfg file is in place.

Available options are customizable via ExportExtensions.cfg at <install-dir>\Program Files\Phoenix\Config.

For more information see ExportExtensions.cfg.

Export Job Configuration - Featuring custom fields for export

Element

Description

Export destination

Define where files are exported to. (Custom option.)

Job name

Type a job name to associate a text name with the job. This name appears in job logs.

Which resolution to be exported

Choose which resolution of the asset is to be exported. From the drop-down list, choose Only high resolution, Both high and low resolution, or Only low resolution.

Generate checksum

Select to generate a checksum file for each exported asset file. The checksum (or digital fingerprint) is calculated using the SHA256 hash algorithm. The resulting filename is the original base name with a .sha256 extension.

Watermark video

Select to apply a watermark to the exported video file. When this item is selected, the pane expands to show additional fields. This is only available for video files.

Placement - Specify where the watermark should be placed in the video. Select from center, upper left, upper right, lower left and lower right.

Type - Specify the type of watermark to be applied. If Text, then there are fields displayed to input the text size, text color, and the actual text to be used as the watermark. If Bitmap, then a box displays where the pathname of a watermark file can be entered, or click the Browse button to browse for the watermark file.

When using QuickTime as the backend to watermark a video, the preferred format for a watermark file is Portable Network Graphics (.png extension). If you use a bitmap (.bmp) file, the watermark image will not be transparent and it will be surrounded by a white box covering up part of the video.

Generate metadata output file

Generate metadata xml files for output along with asset. If selected, a drop-down list appears for you to select Create multiple files or Create a single file.

Create multiple files - The metadata file has the same name as its associated asset file, but with the .xml extension. One metadata file per asset is created and they stick together.
Create a single file - A single file containing the metadata for all files being exported is generated. A Metadata output file box appears, requiring a name for the metadata file. Click the Browse button to select.

At a minimum the data included contain pathname, file id, size, and the date and time modified

Export logging data

Generate an XML formatted file with the contents of the log entries associated with the video clip(s) and image(s) that are to be exported. The resulting filename is the original base name with the extension _lgg.log.

Argument <1 - ∞>

These fields are defined in ExportExtensions.cfg by your Phoenix VCM administrator. Consult your Phoenix VCM administrator for details.

The image above displays the arguments from a sample ExportExtentions.cfg file.

Blank fields are ignored.
If typing a number into a spin control manually, press TAB or ENTER for the new number to take effect.

After setting the parameters, click Start Export to export assets. A job status box appears in the Job Status pane during the job, and the Stop button is active.
 
If you click Stop while it is exporting files, not all of the files in the Export Queue are exported. Any files that have completed export remain on the target computer. Click Dismiss to close the job status box.

Click View to open a log file for job details or to diagnose export issues.

Problems with exporting assets?

Existing files on networked computers are not overwritten, by default. If an export job is unsuccessful, there may already be a copy of the files on the target computer. Avoid errors by setting additional export parameters. For example, to overwrite files on a networked computer, from the When to overwrite existing files field, select Always or Only if newer.

Ensure that the files to overwrite are not write protected by the operating system on the targeted computer.
From the When to overwrite existing files field in the Export Job Configuration pane, select Always.
Click Start Export to retry exporting assets.

For more information see Search Video Production Clips and Video Content Manager.