Automate Cut Scene Identification

kjones9999

New member
VRD is the best piece of software I have ever purchased. Its made my life so easy in so many ways..

Here's what I'd like to be able to do.

I have all the edit points in a text file. Is there a way that I could import those into VRD and have them automagically added to the cut list, so then all i have to do is save? I looked at the project file and it looks like it could be done there with xml, but I have no idea how to convert the "cuttimestart" number.

Thanks for a great piece of software!!
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
Where did the cut list come from? If it's from Comskip they actually have an option to output a VideoReDo project file rather then their standard format.
 

dlflannery

Moderator
If you're using ComSkip (or VRD AdDetective), VAP (link in signature) can automate the process or partially automate it with an intermediate step where you review/adjust the cuts. Post in the VAP subforum for help.
 

kjones9999

New member
Where did the cut list come from? If it's from Comskip they actually have an option to output a VideoReDo project file rather then their standard format.

Its from a piece of live switching software called vmix.

At the press of a button, it notes the elapsed recording time. I then add a mark in point 10 sec prior (i can do this in excel) so that we can get mark in and mark out points for highlights... This is no problem -- just need to figure out the format for VRD project files so that VRD will open with scenes already added.

I think my big question is-- what HAS to be included in the project file and what can be left out? So if I want to set a scene to be added to the cut list that starts at 0:00:59 and goes to 0:01:09 what should this look like on a minimal basis?

By the way I have access to older versions as well.

A BIG thanks for creating this software.
 

kjones9999

New member
SO I have been working on modifying the VPRJ file for my purposes using VRD3. Even when I am in Scene mode, it appears as though the cut marks are still cuts, not scenes -- any way to save the cuts as scenes or invert once they are opened in VRD?
 

jmc

Active member
Can not speak as to VRD3 but there is an "invert all cuts" on the far right of the interface
with 4 and 5.
 

kjones9999

New member
Can not speak as to VRD3 but there is an "invert all cuts" on the far right of the interface
with 4 and 5.

Thanks all.

What I have decided to do is just use an excel sheet to create scene marker xml.
=TIMEVALUE(A22)*86400000 Converts H:M:S to milliseconds. Multiply x 10000 to give needed number. I add this to the VRD project file

<scenemarker>46380000</scenemarker>
<scenemarker>508850000</scenemarker>
<scenemarker>1020020000</scenemarker>
<scenemarker>1460130000</scenemarker>
<scenemarker>1771110000</scenemarker>
<scenemarker>2211220000</scenemarker>
<scenemarker>2847190000</scenemarker>
<scenemarker>3068070000</scenemarker>
 
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