Import Cut app available for Shotgun Desktop?

Hey everyone,
I’m trying to develop an edl workflow similar to the Import Cut app available in RV just directly for HIERO.
For this I wanted to take a closer look at the code that makes up the app but I can’t find a repo on github.
Also the docs say that the Import Cut app should be available as a standalone SG Desktop app but I also can’t find that repo. Thought it could be something like tk-multi-importcut.
Could someone point me in the right direction to find the code for the Import Cut app.

Thanks :slight_smile:


Hi @tonyd,

Welcome to the new community and thanks for posting it here so other could consume.

Checked the doc you posted here and it seems we are missing the Tech Information portion, which guides installation of Import Cut on Shotgun Desktop. Let me run this by the team and get back here later.


Awesome. Thanks for your help :slight_smile:

Importcut is standalone app which is published to toolkit store already. You could follow this to integrate with Desktop.

The tank command

./tank install_app project tk-multi-desktop tk-multi-importcut

And then you will get to modify some files

frameworks.yml add following lines

      version: v1.4.1
      type: app_store 
      name: tk-framework-editorial

apps.yml add the following lines
  name: tk-multi-importcut
  type: app_store
  version: v2.2.3

And the last, modify tk-desktop.yml

      location: ""

Hope this is helpful.


thanks! that should do it.
Just out of curiosity… is there any specific reason why I can’t find the Import Cut app on the Shotgun GitHub page?

Hey @tonyd, we don’t advertise this app too much anymore because it has some pretty stringent formatting requirements, and, while it provides some really desirable functionality, has proven difficult to use for many who have tried to adopt it. It was packaged along with the SG Review platform, which we have since started down a path towards deprecation.

We are certainly looking at how we can revisit cut support in the context of Shotgun Create, and how importing and managing cut data fits in the future plans for our tracking and review offerings. That said, we don’t have any firm timeline yet on when we might be able to tackle a new take on this sort of functionality.


Hi guys,

Speaking of the import cut app…

Have anyone seen a bug when you play a cut the browser (created by the import cut app), and when it goes from reference quicktime to a version in Shotgun, it flashes the first frame of the version before? It’s not there when you frame step, only when you play it. Strange…

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Hey Jonas - I haven’t personally spent much time in Import Cut lately, and I don’t see any existing bug tickets like this based on a quick search. Will let others chime in as to whether this is more widespread…

In the mean time, you may want to open a support ticket for this one, and provide us a link to the media that shows the issue, so we can try to reproduce and get it logged if it is indeed a bug. Thanks for reporting!

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Hi Tommy,

Thanks for this, I’ll open up a ticket.


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