Import EDL bugs
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Description

  • In 2.79 The file path parsing gives an error. Open an EDL file, hit 'Refresh Reels' - gives the error: "File not found". However, this bug isn't in 2.77.
  • Cross dissolve transitions are added to the entire following clip and not just the transition duration.
  • 'Import EDL" script will give a non-descriptive error if there are space characters in the reel name. The in EDLs the reel name column is always 8 characters wide and can contain spaces.
  • "* From clip name:" should(also) be used to id filenames. All Pro NLEs(Ex. Avid, Premiere, Final Cut and Davinci Resolve) are using this comment to locate source files(full file name with extension, but no path). Once mentioned here: https://developer.blender.org/T48146 Only archaic EDL importers like the one in Lightworks only uses the reel name for file id, however in Lightworks the time code and reel name must be embedded in the source files(ffmpeg can read/write this). But as mentioned most other pro EDL importers have the option to ignore embedded time codes and use the comments to id filenames(instead of reel name).

Ex. EDL file from Premiere:

TITLE: 4tin2tin
FCM: NON-DROP FRAME

001  AX       AA/V  C        00:07:16:20 00:07:21:12 00:00:00:00 00:00:04:17
* FROM CLIP NAME: 4tin2tin.mp4

002  AX       V     C        00:07:16:20 00:07:20:12 00:00:00:00 00:00:03:17
* FROM CLIP NAME: 4tin2tin.mp4

003  AX       V     C        00:07:20:12 00:07:20:12 00:00:03:17 00:00:03:17
FCM: NON-DROP FRAME
003  AX       V     D    025 00:37:45:21 00:37:47:12 00:00:03:17 00:00:05:08
EFFECTS NAME IS CROSS DISSOLVE
* FROM CLIP NAME: 4tin2tin.mp4
* TO CLIP NAME: 4tin2tin.mp4

004  AX       V     C        00:37:46:21 00:37:48:12 00:00:04:17 00:00:06:08
* FROM CLIP NAME: 4tin2tin.mp4

005  AX       V     C        00:37:46:21 00:37:47:12 00:00:04:17 00:00:05:08
* FROM CLIP NAME: 4tin2tin.mp4

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