Apple released its latest major update for macOS called macOS Big Sur (11.0) 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.
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.
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.
Have you worked on a show where the picture editor has edited an alternate take of dialogue for an on-screen line and not provided the original sync for the shot? Well to save time asking your editorial team for an AAF of the sync sound for these shots, you may be able to create this sync sound track yourself using EdiLoad and the Pro Tools field recorder functions.
Have you been given a folder of WAV files and wished there was an easy way of loading them into a Pro Tools session with them all located to their individual timestamps? Now with EdiLoad v3.4 you can do just this using it’s WAV File List window.
Have you ever wished you could see where a scene starts and ends in your Pro Tools timeline? Now with EdiLoad v3.4 it’s even easier to generate a Pro Tools track containing clips showing where each scene starts and ends. You can also include the description of each scene within the clip name.
Have you been given an AAF where the location audio clips have been taken from the camera? Wondering how you can conform or link these clips to your multi-track location WAV files?
In the following video I run through how EdiLoad can be used to modify different elements of an Edit List, either when imported from an EDL or AAF, so that each event in the list will link to the correct location WAV file.
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.