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Liber777
05-17-2006, 10:42 AM
I will be receiving an EDL soon for an edit created in Final Cut Pro that I need to reproduce for final in VT[4]. Will this work? Is anyone else doing this? Is there a specific EDL format that I should ask for?

Thanks...!
Stivan

Liber777
05-30-2006, 10:32 PM
NewTek?

chribba
05-31-2006, 02:41 AM
Is it possible form the people with the Final Cut Pro to mail you EDL´s, then you can test and see witch one work..
I am not at my VT right now so i cant test EDL import right now.

Chribba

PSegarra
05-31-2006, 04:09 AM
One thing you can do is loaded in aura and converted to rtv.

nevmoor
05-31-2006, 10:27 PM
OK how do you convert an EDL into an RTV???

chribba
06-01-2006, 01:40 AM
After looking around it looks like CMX is the most universal EDL that people uses... but thats only what i have seen on the net...

chribba

Gary Robinson
06-01-2006, 10:27 AM
Years ago, I normally used a CMX 3600 coming from an Avid or a Grass Valley list coming from a linear case edit system. They should be able to provide the list in a couple different formats just to be safe.

chribba
06-01-2006, 03:31 PM
Try this out: http://beakfx.com/edl/index.html

Press start in program and type in some timecodes, then save and you should have a CMX EDL that you could test on your VT..


chribba

chribba
06-01-2006, 03:36 PM
I made a little test and it was no problem to import that EDL....

John Perkins
06-02-2006, 08:39 AM
Just remember that EDL's were created for linear editing. You won't get things like overlays and your audio is limited to 4 channels.


OK how do you convert an EDL into an RTV???
EDL's are like simple, text based project files. You still need the video that the EDL references. It just tells the editor what parts of the clips to use where in the project.

chribba
06-02-2006, 08:42 AM
Just remember that EDL's were created for linear editing. You won't get things like overlays and your audio is limited to 4 channels.


EDL's are like simple, text based project files. You still need the video that the EDL references. It just tells the editor what parts of the clips to use where in the project.


I really hope that people that are talking about EDL´s already know what its for...

chribba

John Perkins
06-02-2006, 08:52 AM
You would be surprised. It's extremely common for people to think that EDL's are like a perfect project file to move between different editing platforms.

We have moved WAY beyond what EDL's were ever designed for.

chribba
06-02-2006, 09:43 AM
Then people have to get some facts before trying to get something to work..
EDL is great for offline work when the reporter can make some pre-cuts and not fill up all the hardware space.


I hope that when VT5 is out there is full AAF and MXF support...Can we expect that is has that?

chribba

eon5
07-14-2006, 01:18 PM
any official reply about it will be welcome :)

John Perkins
07-14-2006, 01:32 PM
any official reply about it will be welcome :)

Ok, I'll give you one.

No comment.

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Please don't read into this as a hint or anything, it's just a joke. I really can't say.