NAÏVE has finished processing and you've exported an XML file. Now you have to import the XML into the editing software.

Import an XML into Premiere Pro by double-clicking on the empty space of the project window or selecting File —> Import from the main menu:

The size and complexity of the an XML file depends on the size and number of files in your source footage. If you are working with a large project, the import may take some time. It is also worth noting that an XML is just a markup file. Your footage files are safe and sound.

After import, you will see that two sequences: all footage and clean footage. Your source footage is in the folder named "footages". If you used the function of creating proxy files, then an XML will be linked to proxy files. If not, an XML will refer to the original footage.

Let's imagine an example in which you use only one camera and one audio recorder.

In the clean footage sequence you can find all the clips that NAÏVE considered technically “clean” in chronological order. "Clean" clips are without technical defects like camera shake. All audio files that NAÏVE was able to synchronize with the video will be placed exactly in time in the corresponding audio track below. You can safely use everything that is in this sequence in the final editing.

In "all footage" the footage is divided into two tracks: track number 2 - a copy of what you can find in clean footage, track number 1 – footage in which NAÏVE found technical defects. All footage are also arranged in chronological order. Thus, all your source footage in front of your eyes, already marked out in two groups.

In track number 2, “defects” are color-coded, and are currently divided into two large groups: blue means shake and other sudden camera movements, purple means camera adjustments.

We are just learning, so sometimes NAÏVE "rejects" the footage that can be corrected using various digital post-production tools. For example, digital stabilizers. So if you do not have enough footage for editing from the clean footage sequence, then be sure to pay attention to the second track.


Now let's look at an example in which you use several video cameras and audio recorders.

An XML of such a project also contains two sequences of all footage and "clean" footage, as well as a source folder – "footages". However, each sequence will now look a bit more complicated due to more clips.

In clean footage you will see several tracks of audio and video. Each track is a separate device (camera or audio recorder) - will be tinted in a separate color for the clips on the timeline. Synchronized video and audio sources will be arranged one above the other in the corresponding order. All frames that NAÏVE "rejected" for one reason or another will be deleted from the timeline (but not from your disk!), The audio will remain untouched.

In all footage you will receive a complete set of your source footage located in adjacent tracks one above the other synchronously in time. All frames that NAÏVE "rejected" for one reason or another will be located in separate video tracks, below the "pure" material. As well as in the case with one video device, defects will be tinted in two colors: blue means shake and other sudden camera movements, purple means camera adjustments.

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