Reconforming Projects

Whether your project was sent from Final Cut Pro, or imported via an EDL from any other editing environment, you have the option of automatically reconforming your Color project to match any editorial changes made to the original Final Cut Pro sequence, which can save you hours of tedious labor.

Color matches each project to the sequence that was originally sent to Color using an internal ID number. Because of this, you can only reconform by reediting the actual sequence that you originally sent to Color. Any attempt to reconform a duplicate of the original sequence will not work.

To reconform an XML-based Color project
  1. Export an updated XML file of the reedited Final Cut Pro sequence from Final Cut Pro.

  2. Open the Color project you need to update, then choose File > Reconform.

  3. Select the XML file that was exported in step 1 using the Reconform XML dialog, then click Load.

    The shots in the Timeline should update to reflect the imported changes, and the Reconform column in the Shots browser is updated with the status of every shot that was affected by the Reconform operation.

You can also reconform projects that were originally imported using EDLs.

To reconform an EDL-based Color project
  1. Export an updated EDL of the reedited sequence from the originating application.

  2. Open the Color project you need to update, then choose File > Reconform.

  3. Select the EDL file that was exported in step 1 using the Reconform dialog, then click Load.

As is the case when you reconform an XML-based project, the Reconform column in the Shots browser in the Setup room is updated with the status of each shot that’s been modified by the Reconform operation. This lets you identify shots that might need readjustment as a result of such changes, sorting them by type for fast navigation. For more information, see Column Headers in the Shots Browser.