The Nuke exporter is only available in linked mode. It outputs trimmed video and Nuke files.
It is often required to export specific clips instead of the whole timeline. This is easy to achieve: just select the desired clips in Final Cut Pro X and assign roles to them. (See also the Introduction video.) ClipExporter recognizes all assigned roles and lists them in the roles panel. Select the desired role (alt+click to select all at once) and click export. This works with all exporters. Although this is a fairly simple task, there are some things to consider:
Be aware that roles cannot be assigned to compound clips. They are assigned directly to their nested clips! In other words, if you used a compound clip twice in your project and you want to export only the clips from one of them, you have to “Clip > Break apart Clip Items” or make it independent by “Clip > Reference New Parent Clip”. Otherwise ClipExporter exports the contents of both compound clips.
The same principles apply to multicam clips as well. You assign roles to an active mutlicam-angle not the multicam clip itself. Lets say you have multiple clips in your project that use the same active angle. If you assign a role to one of them, you assign a role to all of them at once. That´s a big drawback to consider and hopefully Apple gives us more selection options in the future.
The creation of additional subfolders is only available when “Each file in it´s own folder” is checked in the Nuke or video exporter settings. You can type any folder name in the subfolder textfield. Use commas to add multiple names to the textfield.
Enter a number for the frames that will be added before and after each clip. The duration of the clips increases by this number. Leave the value at 0 if handle frames are not necessary.
When ClipExporter begins the export process, an export log list panel appears. The list gives detailed information about each exported video and their metadata (if available). When the export is finished, the list can be copied to clipboard or saved as CSV. The Log List is also available from the Menu “Window->Log List”.
The status column informs you if the export went ok or if any errors occured.
The timecode column shows the absolute position of a clip. Absolute means that no matter how deep the clip is nested inside multiple layers of compound- or multicam-clips, ClipExporter calculates the offset time (timecode) where the clip is visible in the main project timeline (except for After Effects standard mode export, see below).
Note: the After Effects standard mode export always displays 00:00:00:00 in the Timecode column.
When you export the XML in Final Cut Pro X make sure you select a metadata view in the “Export XML” dialog window. The metadata view determines which data is saved to the XML and processed by ClipExporter.
Video exporter: ClipExporter saves keywords and notes, which are assigned to a timeline clip, to the output video file – except for RED files. Additionally, the metadata from the original source video files is copied to the video file.
After Effects: Notes assigned to timeline clip are translated as layer comments.
Nuke: A Backdrop Node displays all metadata that ClipExporter found in the XML.