EdiLoad is an application that allows sound editors and mixers to perform a variety of crucial and time-saving tasks. From re-conforming (re-cutting) a Pro Tools session when picture changes occur, to conforming (assembling) location WAV files in Pro Tools, EdiLoad can streamline the workflow of any film or television sound-post production. At its heart EdiLoad contains powerful functions that can manipulate edit lists through its filter, batch modify and cleaning controls. With its unique ability to import and export Pro Tools sessions, new work-flows can be created to automate repetitive tasks, or enable new processes on custom productions.
Watch the following video to see how EdiLoad can streamline your work-flow today.
Load and Manipulate Edit Lists
Load any text-based EDL (e.g. CMX3600, GVG, SMPTE File 32). 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, 25, 29.97NDF, 29.97DF, 30NDF and 30DF FPS timecodes including 29.97/23.976 EDLs
Compare Edit Lists
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.