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David Komer
Editrace / 999 limit
on Sep 30, 2009 at 8:14:55 am

In trying to use editrace.com to generate a "change EDL" from our old EDL and new EDL, we're running into problems since there's well over 999 edits in the film.

The owner of editrace.com says on the site that one should split it up into sections, but what is the right way to split up an EDL file? Do the event numbers matter? (i.e. can I just copy/paste half the file?) If they do... what's the right procedure to deal with that?

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Nick Meyers
Re: Editrace / 999 limit
on Sep 30, 2009 at 10:45:04 am

what you should do is split the FCP sequence into sections.

sounds like you might have your entire film in one timeline.
this is not really the way to go.
most post processes will bog down, or get overwhelmed with too much info like this.
best to split your film into chunks of 20 minutes or less.

THEN make your EDLs, OMFs etc.

in your case, i guess you sill have to split both your previous edit, and your current one,
and make new EDLs for both.


nick




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Arnie Schlissel
Re: Editrace / 999 limit
on Sep 30, 2009 at 1:12:00 pm

Nick is correct. Most sound mixers and colorists prefer "reels" of 20 minutes or less. Break your film into reels and then create EDL, OMF, etc for each reel.

Reels should break on a hard cut at the change of a scene with no music or dialog running across the cut.

Arnie

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David Komer
Re: Editrace / 999 limit
on Sep 30, 2009 at 1:29:30 pm

Thanks both of you, and we'll do this for the future.

However, is there a solution in our current situation where the original OMF and EDL's were from the one long sequence?

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Nick Meyers
Re: Editrace / 999 limit
on Sep 30, 2009 at 2:04:42 pm

you have to split the original sequence into reels, and make EDLs,
at the same time, split your existing ProTools sessions into matching reels.

then split the current sequence into reels and make EDLs.

or do it the old fashioned way and make lots of hand-written notes.

depending on the number of edits,
you might get away with less splits and larger sections,
but the standard 20 minutes or less IS a standard,
and is useful in many stages of post production.


there are other software solutions for this sort of process.
(i dont remember their names)
i don't know if they can handle more then 999 events.
maybe they can.
from memory they are all rather expensive.


nick


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David Komer
Re: Editrace / 999 limit
on Sep 30, 2009 at 2:10:12 pm

Thanks Nick,

This is very sound advice (pun intended) for now and the future.

Btw I was taking a look just now at VirtualKaty. There's a free 48 hour window and it might ignore the 999 limitation. That could be another option....

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