Mark Franken is an award-winning software developer and founder of Sounds In Sync, specializing in cutting edge solutions for sound post-production. His work as a sound editor on some of the top feature films and television shows has inspired him to develop these programs that are used by sound professionals word-wide. He can be contacted via the Sounds In Sync website.
Website URL: http://www.soundsinsync.com/contact
New in Pro Tools 2022.4 is the 'Keyboard Shortcuts' window. This window allows you to assign custom keyboard shortcuts, or key combinations to a Pro Tools function or command. The default keyboard shortcuts that ship with Pro Tools 2022.4 are different to the shortcuts that Pro Tools used in the past. With Pro Tools 2022.4 the EdiLoad re-conform function is broken, as Pro Tools is now expecting different shortcuts to what EdiLoad has always sent to Pro Tools in the past.
The goal for software developers is to create applications that are simple to use while containing the flexibility and functionality required for its user base. This is especially true when the application interfaces with another application. In this case, the primary application needs to be able to communicate with the secondary effectively, so that data is exchanged correctly, without the need for the user to make selections while importing or exporting data. This has been the driving force behind the updates made in EdiCue v4.
Apple released its latest major update for macOS called macOS Monterey (12.0) on October 25, 2021. All our applications are now compatible with this major update.
The current versions of all of our applications are Intel x86-64 (64bit) applications. We are pleased to announce that we have completed testing our applications with macOS Monterey using Intel and Apple Silicon Macs. All our applications are compatible with macOS Monterey, using Rosetta on Apple Silicon Macs.
Apple released its latest major update for macOS called macOS Big Sur (11.x) on November 12, 2020. This update continues to make macOS look and feel more like iOS, but the big change for us is that this is the first version of macOS that can run on a Mac containing an Apple Silicon processor.
EdiLoad v4 has been released with a swag of timesaving new features. Now 64-bit and compatible with macOS Catalina, the main update for EdiLoad has been to provide the option to import AAF and FCP7 XML files (XMLs designed for Final Cut Pro 7 and now exported by Adobe’s Premiere Pro). These files can be imported into the main window, when you are exporting conform reference tracks for example, or they can be imported into the compare window when comparing edit lists for picture changes.
With the COVID-19 lockdown temporarily closing ADR studios around the world, sound post supervisors and editors have been creating ingenious ways of recording their ADR.
Apple released its major update for macOS called macOS Catalina (10.15) on October 7, 2019. One of the major changes in this update is that it will only allow 64-bit applications to run. We have been working this year to update our apps for 64-bit, and are excited to announce that all applications have now been updated and are compatible with macOS Catalina. These are the first versions of each app that have been released that are compatible with macOS Catalina:
Since releasing EdiCue v1 nearly 12 years ago to the day, I’ve received an abundance of user feedback and feature requests for the application. As I live in Australia, I would implement an update while clients slept, where possible, so they could wake up to an email containing a link to download a pre-release version. Other requests required extra patience.
We are pleased to announce that all of our iLok enabled applications can now be licensed using iLok Sharable Licenses. This allows our applications to be authorized from a license server on a local network, eliminating the need to have a physical iLok dongle connected to every computer running one of our applications.
Over the years we've had several clients ask for help with jobs where they've wanted to use EdiLoad to re-cut a finished mix to create a new delivery version of a TV show or film. We call this process "reversioning". This task can be performed in a number of ways, depending on how the picture editor creates the new delivery version. So to help, we've created the demo video below which shows how the completed mixes of 12 TV episodes can be recut to create the sound track of a feature film length version. The video not only shows how you re-cut your Pro Tools session with EdiLoad, but what you need to supply your picture editor in order to perform this task in the most efficient manner.