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I have a sequence that was converted from a v4 LMS file saved 5 years ago. The conversion was done yesterday with v5.5.16.

It produced this RGB Archived prop named "Bush 1" as seen in the attached screenshot.

I'd like to be able to copy/paste from the individual red, green, and blue channels that make up "Bush 1", but I can't figure out how to expand it. Can someone help?

Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 2.24.20 PM.png

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1 hour ago, Steven said:

I have a sequence that was converted from a v4 LMS file saved 5 years ago. The conversion was done yesterday with v5.5.16.

It produced this RGB Archived prop named "Bush 1" as seen in the attached screenshot.

I'd like to be able to copy/paste from the individual red, green, and blue channels that make up "Bush 1", but I can't figure out how to expand it. Can someone help?

Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 2.24.20 PM.png

Did you try to copy / paste as is? The good thing about S5 is when you have a sequence from S4 if you copy paste it also save the colors.

You can unarchive props I believe under the tools section or the sequence section.

JR

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19 hours ago, dibblejr said:

Did you try to copy / paste as is? The good thing about S5 is when you have a sequence from S4 if you copy paste it also save the colors.

You can unarchive props I believe under the tools section or the sequence section.

JR

I tried, but it copied as one single-color channel. I suspect this is a bug in the converter, which has trouble with many of my channels.

Let me show you the problem: Using v5.5.16 (or something close), take this file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/35jrfnnc3tqum2o/Rockin Around the Christmas Tree Test.lms?dl=0 and open it, using this preview: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j1asoc6ouhsgjp7/Old Christmas.lorprev?dl=0

Then, switch to this preview: https://www.dropbox.com/s/r9rmmw7k81nykfp/Christmas 2021.lorprev?dl=0

Now, the channel in question "@ Bush 1" will be in this state, where you can see the individual colors, but you can't expand or copy them.

I found a workaround: I renamed the original LMS sequence (as above), and opened it with the first ("Old Christmas") preview. Then I could expand the RGB channels, and was able to copy them and paste into the new ("Christmas 2021") sequence. It's tedious, but I figure I only have to do this once (for each sequence). If I had 50 sequences, I would keep working to find a better way to automate the conversion, but this will do for now.

 

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1 hour ago, Steven said:

I tried, but it copied as one single-color channel. I suspect this is a bug in the converter, which has trouble with many of my channels.

Let me show you the problem: Using v5.5.16 (or something close), take this file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/35jrfnnc3tqum2o/Rockin Around the Christmas Tree Test.lms?dl=0 and open it, using this preview: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j1asoc6ouhsgjp7/Old Christmas.lorprev?dl=0

Then, switch to this preview: https://www.dropbox.com/s/r9rmmw7k81nykfp/Christmas 2021.lorprev?dl=0

Now, the channel in question "@ Bush 1" will be in this state, where you can see the individual colors, but you can't expand or copy them.

I found a workaround: I renamed the original LMS sequence (as above), and opened it with the first ("Old Christmas") preview. Then I could expand the RGB channels, and was able to copy them and paste into the new ("Christmas 2021") sequence. It's tedious, but I figure I only have to do this once (for each sequence). If I had 50 sequences, I would keep working to find a better way to automate the conversion, but this will do for now.

 

How about my friend Phil’s suggestion above?

I am in no place where I can het to a computer.

JR

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1 hour ago, dibblejr said:

How about my friend Phil’s suggestion above?

I am in no place where I can het to a computer.

JR

Thanks, that did work (after I closed and opened the sequence).

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