EdiMarker is an application that allows sound editors, sound supervisors and music producers to load markers into Pro Tools. EdiMarker does this by loading the data from a Text file (including a Premiere Pro, Nuendo, Reaper or iZotope RX marker file) a Microsoft Excel file, a Frame.io XML file, or a Ableton Live project file. It then exports this data as either a Pro Tools session file or a MIDI file which Pro Tools can import.
EdiMarker can convert one file at a time, or when several files need to be converted with the same file type and settings, the 'Multiple Files' tab can be used to batch convert a set of files.
NOTE: To export marker information from Pro Tools, select the Pro Tools File > Export > Session Info As Text menu and check the 'Include Markers' option to create a text file containing the markers with their location, name and comments. EdiMarker cannot import a Pro Tools 'Session Info As Text' file directly. If you need to transfer markers from one session into another use the Pro Tools menu File > Import > Session Data and check 'Markers / Memory Locations'.
- Imports Text files including Premiere Pro, Nuendo, Reaper and iZotope RX marker files
- Fields can be delimited with a tab, comma or semicolon character
- CSV files with embedded characters can be parsed
- Imports Microsoft Excel files to avoid text encoding issues
- Imports Frame.io XML (.fioxml) files
- Imports Ableton Live project (.als) files
- Loads markers with locations stored as:
- a Timecode with a frame rate from 23.976 to 60 FPS DF (hh:mm:ss:ff)
- a Footage (fff+ff)
- Minutes, seconds and milliseconds (mmm:ss.sss)
- During import:
- Set which data fields are assigned to the marker name and comment
- Sort the data by one of the imported fields
- Create log files containing locator errors when found
- Converts frame rates above 30FPS to the equivalent standard definition frame rate.
- Exports PTX or MIDI files for Pro Tools to import. PTX files provide:
- The ability to export marker names and comments
- The option to export lists sorted by any order
- A way to append markers in Pro Tools
- Compatibility with frame rates above 30 FPS
- Unicode compatibility
Sorting marker lists can be achieved by selecting which order to sort the list by while loading the data into EdiMarker. Then when the data is exported as a PTX file and loaded or imported into Pro Tools, the markers in the Pro Tools marker window are displayed in the same sort order. For example, here are the sample markers sorted by marker name, loaded in Pro Tools: