Pasting FX without adding to the FX chain

michael_morlan wrote on 9/27/2004, 2:49 PM
Hi guys,

Here's a scenario:

I have an edit with a bunch of clips with color-correction and level fx applied to each. I wish to update the entire edit with changes I made to fx on one clip. As I understand it now. Pasting Event Attributes merely stacks new fx over the old resulting in multiple layers of correction, etc.

Has anyone discovered a way, or written a script, that will automatically replace the settings of existing fx on a clip rather than stacking new ones over the old?


Liam_Vegas wrote on 9/27/2004, 2:58 PM
Another way would be to remove the existing FX's from the events and then to past the new FX's over them. Depending on what you have.. that may work for you.

I think there is some script out there which may do this... hopefully a bit of googling will find it!
rcampbel wrote on 9/27/2004, 4:13 PM
Unfortunately, this is one of the biggest shortcomings of the current Scripting API. Effects can not be copied from one event to the other in the current API. Events can be copied and Effects can be deleted, but that is about it.

Hopefully this will be addressed in a future release.

jetdv wrote on 9/27/2004, 5:35 PM
Tsunami will remove all effects (and pan/crop settings) from selected events.
HPV wrote on 9/27/2004, 6:59 PM
Quick way to get rid of the old ones first is to right click the event fx icon and select delete all.
I'd love to have the ability to select which fx will get pasted to the new event. FCP does it this way. Now I just untic the checkboxes for fx I don't want after using paste event attributes.

Craig H.
johnmeyer wrote on 9/27/2004, 7:09 PM
This script may do what you want: