One of my current film projects was shot on 35mm with sync sound. The dailies were transferred to DVCAM (standard def) and captured into Final Cut Pro via the ALE files provided by the transfer house. Since the footage was transferred in full camera rolls, I decided to subclip the video once it was imported.
I wanted to remove the annoying suffix (i.e.: 5C_1 from ‘ALL_ALL’) added to the end of every subclip without manually editing hundreds of subclips.
I toyed around with the idea of using XML to clean up the names but decided it wasn’t worth the time to sort out XSLT and Filemaker Pro databases.
I wonder what other goodness lies in the guts of Final Cut’s PLIST files.