Load any text-based EDL (e.g. File 129, File 32, CMX3600). While loading, EdiLoad imports all event comments so clip names can be extracted and used, for example, to build custom Roll Names.
Append multiple A1-4 EDLs (max 24 tracks) to manipulate and clean all tracks in one go. EDLs can also be appended when split by time - allowing a part1 and part2 EDL to be merged, for example.
Use EdiLoad's powerful cleaning controls to remove duplicate events, combine events split over several tracks, and ripple events to generate a list with the least number of events and tracks.
EdiLoad reads 23.976/24 FPS -> 59.94/60 NDF/DF FPS timecodes including 29.97/23.976 EDLs
The EdiLoad compare window finds the difference between two picture versions, creating a change list that describes which sections of the old pictures have been retained and where they have been moved to. The compare algorithm used in EdiLoad is also used to power the Pyramix v6+ 'Detect Picture Change & Reconform' function.
Multiple EDL files can be loaded at once and grouped by version or date for easy selection. During load, EdiLoad utilises its powerful VFX cleaning controls so that updated VFX shots are matched between picture versions. It also assigns a Roll Name to each list during load which is shown in the generated change list to identify which Pro Tools session an event relates to.
Several old version lists or groups of lists can be selected for compare, allowing EdiLoad to automatically fill holes in a trace with a previous picture version list.
All edit lists and settings for a project can be saved in a single EdiLoad project file.
The EdiLoad re-conform function re-positions the clips, automation and any other elements in a Pro Tools session as per the edit list loaded.
This function can be used to update a session to match a new picture version by loading a change list created by the compare window. Alternatively it can be used to create a cut-down version of a project when, for example, a foreign version is created or trailer has been made. In this instance, when the long version pictures were used to create the cut-down version, an audio EDL can be loaded into EdiLoad to re-cut the Pro Tools session.
When location WAV files need to be conformed or assembled using an EDL, EdiLoad can be used in conjunction with the Pro Tools expand tracks feature to perform this task. Load multiple EDLs into EdiLoad and clean them to create a list with the least number of events and tracks as possible. This simplifies the conform and saves having multiple copies of the same clips presented in the timeline at the end of the conform.
The above process allows for poly WAV files to be conformed without the need to split and copy all location audio.
EdiLoad can import the edit data of clips from one or more audio tracks of a Pro Tools session. Initially this was written for clients that wanted to edit their own version of an old guide track and apply these edits to mix automation via an EDL. This feature can also be used to customise re-conforms by manually changing a guide track re-conform, or it can be used to import the edit data of an AAF.
When temp mix stems have been sent to editorial and returned in an AAF, the audio changes can be extracted from a Pro Tools session containing the AAF and applied to the edit or mix sessions that originally generated the temp mix stems. This saves having to compare picture changes and fixing holes created by unnecessary picture-only changes.
To speed-up the process of editing backgrounds, atmospheres or crowds, generate a picture cut track in EdiLoad. A picture cut track is a Pro Tools audio track containing a clip at every picture cut point named with the clip name in the EDL. Loading one of these into your edit session not only allows you to see or tab to each picture cut point, but shows dialog editors directly in the timeline which slate and take was used in the picture edit. To show the source timecodes in each clip as well, generate a conform reference track instead of a picture cut track.
A scene change track is similar to a picture cut track, however, with a scene change track each clip shows where a scene starts and ends. Clips are named with the scene number, and when available, the scene description too.
As well as helping to identify locations in a project, a scene change track can streamline the process of editing atmospheres, simplify selecting a range while applying mix automation for the duration of a scene, or automatically assign scene numbers and descriptions to ADR cues when using EdiCue.
To create a scene change track in EdiLoad see our demo video in this blog post.
The EdiLoad WAV File List window can be used to inspect the meta data of files, find duplicate files, export a Pro Tools session containing all files spotted to its timestamp, export all data as an Excel file or text file, or export an Avid Log Exchange (ALE) file.
The Pro Tools session created by this window is handy for ADR editors who have been given either a folder of WAV files or a Pro Tools session where all takes are stored on different playlists. This EdiLoad window provides a convenient way of loading WAV files into a Pro Tools session with all recordings placed on separate tracks spotted to their timestamp.
The Find Duplicates function is useful while conforming (assembling) location WAV files as duplicate WAVs can cause multiple versions of the same WAV file being shown in the Pro Tools timeline once files have been conformed.
All you need to know about conforming (assembling) location WAV files using EdiLoad and Pro Tools (Durn 28:58)
EdiLoad version 3.4.5 is a 32-bit application that is compatible with OS X version 10.7 to macOS version 10.14. Click here for more macOS Catalina (10.15) compatibility info
EdiLoad version 3.4.5 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. Tested with Pro Tools 2020.5.Reads version 10+ (.ptx) session filesMac: Writes version 7-9 (.ptf) and version 10+ (.ptx) session files, Win: Writes version 10+ (.ptx) session filesSession Re-conform tested with version 9.0 -> 12.xConforming requires the Pro Tools Field Recorder functions. This feature is available in either Ultimate/HD systems or systems with a CPTK license (when available). For this feature we recommend using Pro Tools version 10 and aboveConfirm that the version of Pro Tools being used is compatible with your operating system version. Read More
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