EdiCue has been designed around storing ADR cue and department note data in a Pro Tools session. A separate audio track is created for each character and department, and the data for each cue is stored in a clip or empty clip-group. Data for specific fields are stored within 'tags' in the session name, track names and clip names.
By storing the cue data in a Pro Tools session, the timing of each cue can easily be checked and cues can be re-conformed with our application EdiLoad when picture changes occur. These cue tracks can also be shared with other editors or mixers so they can see where ADR will be supplied, or see their supervisor's notes in the timeline as they work.
The EdiCue Session Interface window allows sound supervisors to prepare ADR cues with minimum fuss. Character lines can be copied from a shooting script with a single click (see Script Window below) and if required, the line can be amended while spelling is checked. Attributes like a reason, scene number, priority and notes can then be assigned before sending the cue data to a Pro Tools clip.
To save typing character dialog from scratch, line and scene data can be extracted from standard PDF shooting scripts. The filter controls are used to find a line within the production, or to show just the lines for a specific character and scene. Simply clicking any line arrow button will copy it into the Session Interface window where it can be amended while playing the reference pictures. This work-flow provides a fast and efficient way of creating cues.
The script window also imports the scene descriptions. These can be exported as a text file and loaded into EdiLoad while creating a scene change track. When the scene change track is loaded into the cue session, EdiCue automatically assigns scene numbers and descriptions to the cues that fall during the length of each scene clip.
Cues can be created in Avid Media Composer by creating a marker at each cue point. This provides a way of creating cue sheets for preliminary ADR during the picture edit, or flagging lines to be ADR'd before a spotting session. EdiCue allows for this information to be transferred to Pro Tools by converting this marker data into an ADR cue session.
The same tags that are used for Pro Tools are used to store data for specific fields in the Media Composer marker name and comment fields. When the markers are imported into EdiCue, those that have a specific colour or track assignment can be loaded to ignore non-ADR cue markers.
When ADR cues have been created in a third-party application, EdiCue can import this data from either a tab, comma or semicolon delimited text file or an Excel file. When cue numbers are being imported, EdiCue checks that these are all present and unique.
If the imported data is ready for record, EdiCue can simply print and export the required files. If the cues need to be amended in some way, they can be exported as a Pro Tools ADR cue session and manipulated in Pro Tools. This provides a valuable way of confirming all cues are correct and allows for cues to be re-conformed for picture updates. If the imported cue data only has a start time, EdiCue can create Pro Tools clips with a default duration so that the end points for each cue can be found in the session.
The configuration of cue numbers is a very important step in creating cue sheets as these link the generated paperwork with the associated recordings. With EdiCue, cue numbers can be customised to contain different elements and count by various methods, depending on the requirements of the production. For most counting methods, EdiCue will also save the last cue numbers generated, so any subsequent prints or exports will create a unique number.
The cue numbers generated by EdiCue can contain the following production elements: Reel or Episode Number, Scene Number, Character ID, Cue Number prefix, and Cue counter.
The cue counter can be assigned to a cue during each print so cues count sequentially, or a custom cue number can be assigned while logging cues so each cue retains the same number, even when cues are inserted or removed. When cue numbers are generated, a selection can be made between using a global counter, character counter, or character and reel counter.
A range of PDF forms can be generated, and automatically sorted by time, character, priority or reason. The color of each element can be customised, and the height of each printed cue is automatically extended for cues with extra-long lines. View sample cue sheets.
The cue data used to generate the PDFs is also embedded within selected PDFs. This data can be used by the studio recording the ADR if they require the data in a different format by loading the PDF into either EdiCue or EdiPrompt.
While printing PDFs, EdiCue can also export a range of files for loading into various cueing systems or recording devices. It can also create a complete ADR cueing session with the data stored within EdiCue tags.
It can create a separate file for each character in the following formats:
MIDI files: used by EdiPrompt to display text and cues on-screen as well as automate the recording process
XML/XLS/text files: formatted for ADR Studio, AV Media Pyxis, Colin Broad VS-1, ADR Manager, Sound Master and Euro Taker
It can also export all cues in a single tab/comma/semicolon delimited text file, XML file, XLS file or SubRip file. SubRip (.srt) files are used to subtitle movies stored as Quicktime files or YouTube movies.
EdiCue version 2.8.3 is a 32-bit application that is compatible with OS X version 10.7 to macOS version 10.14. Click here for more macOS Mojave (10.14) compatibility info
EdiCue version 2.8.3 is a 32-bit application that is compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 and 64-bit)
Compatible with Pro Tools® an AVID Audio® product, version 9 and above. Tested with Pro Tools 2019.5.Confirm that the version of Pro Tools being used is compatible with your operating system version. Read More
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