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Flix for Editorial

When the artists are done working on a sequence, they send it to Editorial for them to review their work. The editors review the artists' work in Premiere and then publish the sequence back to Flix for the artists to see the changes and comments they've made.

Note:  Premiere is the only editing tool supported in Flix 6.0.3.

Publishing an Edit (Sequence Revision) to Editorial

1.   Ensure you save your edit (sequence revision) before publishing.
2.   If the publish location is not already set, navigate to File > Preferences > General and enter the Publish Directory path.
3.   On the main toolbar, click the Publish to Editorial button.

This opens the Publish to Editorial dialog.

4.   Select whether or not you want to generate a Contact Sheet (.pdf file).
5.   Select the Marker Type.

The difference between the two marker types is that Clip Markers apply to a particular clip within a sequence whereas Timeline markers apply to a particular timestamp in the sequence.

Article:  Have a look at this Using Premiere Markers in Flix Knowledge Base article for more information.

6.   Enter a Comment if needed.
7.   Click Publish.
8.   This opens the directory where your .pdf and .xml files have been published.

<filename>_all.xml - This file contains the panel information of your entire sequence.

<filename>_new.pdf - This file (Contact Sheet) contains the panel thumbnails of your entire sequence with New labels on panels that have been added or edited since the last publish. The Contact Sheet also contains dialogue. This is only created if you enabled Generate Contact Sheet in step 4.

<filename>_new.xml - This file contains only the information of the panels that have been added or edited since the last publish.

Note:  If no new changes have been made to the sequence revision, clicking the Publish to Editorial button gives you the option to open the directory of your last publish.

Publishing an Edit (Sequence Revision) back into Flix from Editorial

Once the sequence has been edited by Editorial, you can import it back to Flix.

1.   In the breadcrumb, click Sequence.

This takes you to the Revisions level.

2.   Click the Editorial button.

This opens the Editorial Interface.

3.   Browse to your .xml and .mov files to enter the Movie Path and XML Path.

Note:  You can select both files at the same time in your file browser.

4.   Select the Effects from the dropdown menu:

Ignore Effects - (Fastest) - Flix renders the entire sequence without any effects.

Hold Middle Frame - (Faster) - Flix renders only one frame per panel and holds it for the duration of the clip. This renders faster, however the actual full effect in Flix cannot be seen, for instance, a camera move. Watch the reference QuickTime movie from Editorial to see the full effect. The reference movie contains all the panels created when publishing back from Editorial.

Render All Frames - Flix renders every single frame. This is slower to render but the full animation can be seen.

5.   Enter some Comments if required and click Import.

The import details appear in the Import History, Last Import Summary, and Import Logs tabs.

6.   Go to the Revisions level to open the newly-imported sequence revision.