FEATURE REQUEST: Symlinks

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igit
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FEATURE REQUEST: Symlinks

Post by igit » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:18 pm

In the latest version, I tried to combine several trailers and a film into one OV DCP. The trailers and the film were in the same format Scope, interop, 24fps and not encrypted, as well as all the materials were on the same HDD. On it, I created a project, added trailers and a film and clicked to create a DCP OV, but the DOM began to repack MXF.
Is it possible to create symlinks to the original MXF so that the size and hash data are taken from the original CPL? Then the process of creating DCP would be much faster.

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Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Symlinks

Post by igit » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:14 pm

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Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Symlinks

Post by carl » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:21 pm

I'm not sure I follow your question. You want to end up with an OV, which has a single MXF containing all your trailers and your film?

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Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Symlinks

Post by igit » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:28 pm

I wanted to combine several DCPs into one OV without repackaging and transcoding

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Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Symlinks

Post by igit » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:36 pm

carl wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:21 pm
I'm not sure I follow your question. You want to end up with an OV, which has a single MXF containing all your trailers and your film?
No, not one mxf - multi mxf, by one for eatch added video

Sample:
1. i have a Feature OV - 1mxf video + 1mxf audio
2. i need to add 3 trailers before feature - 1mxf video + 1mxf audio for each trailer
3. need a final OV with 4 reels without repackaging and transcoding

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Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Symlinks

Post by carl » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:39 pm

Ah, I see. OK, here's a feature request; let me know if you'd like to edit it and I can make you the "owner".

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Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Symlinks

Post by Carsten » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:15 pm

May work, but sounds like a critical operation. I mean, these files could be anywhere, also on removable drives? After DCP creation, the only reference is done on the file system level, there is no further checking for consistency? I guess this is also difficult to enable in the GUI?

I voted for a separate application to organize DCPs on the File level a long time ago (can't remember wether that idea made it to Mantis). An app that would allow e.g. rewrapping, repackaging (e.g. pack multiple CPLs/VFs into a single DCP). Maybe that would be the place to do such things?


- Carsten

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