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#1 Matt Bizer

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 07:27 PM

Hello,

i am working on my 1st project on film and I need to get my EDL to the colorist from Final Cut Pro. Does anyone have experience with this and know the proper way to do this / send it over? It was originally shot s16 scanned DVcam and now I have the final picture lock to send back to the colorist... this is where i become lost.

Here is an example of what I have as of now:

TITLE: ASSEMBLYFINAL
FCM: DROP FRAME

FCM: NON-DROP FRAME
001 001 V C 01:18:48:10 01:18:56:20 01:00:30:00 01:00:38:10
* FROM CLIP NAME: TC HOUR 1 AT PUNCH1-AV
* COMMENT:
M2 001 026.0 01:18:48:10

002 001 V C 01:18:55:17 01:19:01:05 01:00:38:10 01:00:43:28
* FROM CLIP NAME: TC HOUR 1 AT PUNCH1-AV
* COMMENT:
M2 001 014.9 01:18:55:17

003 001 V C 01:18:58:12 01:19:07:04 01:00:43:28 01:00:52:20
* FROM CLIP NAME: TC HOUR 1 AT PUNCH1-AV
* COMMENT:
M2 001 026.0 01:18:58:12



does this look like what they would need from me? Like a said. i am green in the (film) editing side and need whatever help i can get!
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#2 David Auner aac

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 06:24 AM

Hi Matt,

please don't cross post to multiple forums. Thanks!

Cheers, Dave
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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:24 AM

Assuming they want CMX, fine.

In my experience they won't want anything but the header and video (V) events, so you could probably lose all the comments and clip naming. Any competent CMX reader will reject them anyway, but a lot of CMX readers attached to very big high end piece of kit frankly aren't that competent. The files are small enough that you can send both, anyway. Obviously don't destroy the only copy of the unaltered version whatever you do.

I'm slightly confused as to why your EDL seems to have two contradictory FCM statements, although this could be some special NTSC voodoo of which I am unaware.

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#4 Matt Bizer

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 02:21 PM

Gotcha Dave. Will not do it again.

Thank you Phil. I will go ahead and send them both over. The FCM issue is actually due to me dropping a drop-frame sequence into a non drop frame time line... this is something I had to resolve this morning and luckily the EDL alerted me to.

Thank you for the good words and Best to you.

-Matt
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