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  • Richard Sanchez

    October 31, 2020 at 5:58 am

    The ALE is tabbed delimited and has three parts: Header, Column & Data. Your text needs to be formatted as UTF-8 and you you need one carriage return after your last data entry or it won’t merge. The data and column are tab delimited.

  • Richard Sanchez

    November 13, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Select “Custom Property” in that pulldown menu and then another box will open up where you can type the custom columns to burn in. It’s not the most elegant application, but it works.

    Richard Sanchez
    Los Angeles, CA

    “We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.” – Bill Hicks

  • Richard Sanchez

    November 19, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    I’d give Resolve a try if you haven’t. It’s free and extremely versatile with different codecs.

    Richard Sanchez
    Los Angeles, CA

    “We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.” – Bill Hicks

  • Richard Sanchez

    November 19, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Echoing what Shane and Job said. You don’t need to provide them with all the ISOs. Some sound houses will try to get you to do that. That said, if you’re the picture assistant, it’s their job to do the sound conform. That’s what the sound house will do in preparation of the sound dub, and the dialogue editor will clean up the tracks as necessary.

    You’ll want to double check that the sound metadata has been entered correctly to your master clips that have been delivered. By default, Resolve assigns sound timecode to the Aux TC1 column. Your dailies lab or DIT will typically copy that data to the Sound TC column so that when you create your sound EDLs, you can set your EDL to use that Sound TC instead of Start TC and Sound Roll data instead of tape to create your sound EDL.

    You’ve already started, but it’s also worth checking how the sound department will want sound rolls labelled. For example, the 788T by default creates sound roll names by date. For example, today is November 19th, 2017, so that sound roll would be label Y17M11D19. Personally, I hate this and many sound houses do to. I find, if possible I ask my sound recordist to label sound rolls as SR001, SR002. It makes sound rolls easy to identify.

    Richard Sanchez
    Los Angeles, CA

    “We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.” – Bill Hicks

  • Richard Sanchez

    August 8, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Evan’s tool takes the comment from your locators and makes subcaps out of them. If you create markers with the VFX ID in them and export an EDL with locators checked, you should get what you need. I believe it takes File32 EDLs.

    Richard Sanchez
    Los Angeles, CA

    “We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.” – Bill Hicks

  • Richard Sanchez

    May 17, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    There is a way to create a self contained version of Avid Log Exchange. I’ve done this because I use it all the time. In order to do this, you’ll need Avid 7 installed on a system.

    After MCv7 and Filmscribe (or Avid Log Exchange) are installed copy the Avid Filmscribe (or Avid Log Exchange) folder to a flash drive.
    Within this copied folder, right click on FilmScribe, show package contents, go to Contents/Frameworks. From the computer Copy the following directories from /Library/Frameworks (copy them- don’t move them..) to this directory:
    QtCore.framework
    QtDesigner.framework
    QtDesignerComponents.framework
    QtGui.framework
    QtHelp.framework
    QtMultimedia.framework
    QtNetwork.framework
    QtOpenGL.framework
    QtScript.framework
    QtScriptTools.framework
    QtSql.framework
    QtSvg.framework
    QtTest.framework
    QtWebKit.framework
    QtXml.framework
    QtXmlPatterns.framework
    phonon.framework

    This gives you a standalone copy of Filmscribe (or Avid Log Exchange), which even works installed from a USB key…. and will not interfere with an existing MC install

    Richard Sanchez
    Los Angeles, CA

    “We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.” – Bill Hicks

  • Richard Sanchez

    January 17, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Can you export more than one EDL? When I do turnovers, I usually export one EDL per video track, and one EDL for every four audio tracks. It’s not fun, but I’ve used this method for picture and sound turnovers. By the same note, you should be able to use this for your archival tracks.

    Richard Sanchez
    Los Angeles, CA

    “We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.” – Bill Hicks

  • Richard Sanchez

    December 14, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    I’d highly recommend you use MP4 to QT first. It will combine spanned clips and add timecode based on the time modified of the file. It’s not as accurate as true TOD timecode, but it’s something. Do that first, then AMA and transcode.

    https://www.videotoolshed.com/product/66/mp4-to-quicktime/3

    Richard Sanchez
    Los Angeles, CA

    “We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.” – Bill Hicks

  • Richard Sanchez

    September 30, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    What columns are present in the ALE? Have you opened it up in a text editor? If it’s missing tape or filename, and start and end timecode, I believe the ALE merge will fail.

    Richard Sanchez
    Los Angeles, CA

    “We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.” – Bill Hicks

  • Richard Sanchez

    September 24, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    I’m not sure about what’s causing that, but I will point out that usually RED Cine X will output both an AAF and an ALE. ALE doesn’t support audio, so typically you want to drag the MXF files to the Avid MediaFiles folder, let it database, import the AAF into a bin to create master clips, and then merge the ALE to the master clips.

    Does RED Cine X play out the files this way? Have you tried creating Quicktime files, and playing them outside of the Avid? Just trying to take the Avid out of the equation to see where the problem lies.

    Richard Sanchez
    Los Angeles, CA

    “We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.” – Bill Hicks

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