Conforming (assembling) Location WAV Files with EdiLoad and Pro Tools

Are you having problems getting an AAF or OMF that contains the audio that you need, or that can be used to expand your location WAV files in Pro Tools?

In the following video I run through everything you need to know. I’ll explain why you would want to conform your original location WAV files (rather than use an AAF or OMF), how to conform your rushes using EdiLoad and the Pro Tools field recorder functions, and finally, one of the sync issues you might encounter when performing this process.

The video also shows how to use the two new ‘Match Roll Names’ and ‘Match File Names’ windows, brand new with EdiLoad v3.3. These allow you to make sure the edit data will link to your location WAV files before exporting conform reference tracks.

Conform (assemble) location WAV files using EdiLoad and Pro Tools  (Durn 28:58)

Timings of the video segments are as follows: 

  • 01:20 - Why conform location WAV files?
  • 03:50 - Requirements for conforming
  • 05:05 - Loading a set of EDL files into EdiLoad
  • 09:06 - Checking the edit list data is correct
  • 15:25 - Cleaning list and exporting conform reference tracks
  • 18:06 - Setting up the Pro Tools field recorder functions
  • 21:11 - Expanding EdiLoad tracks to conform WAV files
  • 24:05 - Conform sync errors that are less than one frame

I hope this video helps you to prepare your session ready for dialogue editing and/or mixing. Let me know if you have any questions or feedback in the comments below.

Last modified on Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:40
Mark Franken

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.

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