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  • Tue, Apr 21 2020 5:18 PM

    • Simon_h
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    EDL beginner - how do I import this?

    Hi folks!

    Lots of editing experience but I've never used EDLs so I hope you can help. 

    I have a very very simple test EDL exported from the very good online transcription tool Trint.  It just a test with 3 clips:

    Here it is:

    TITLE: Editing_test

    FCM: NON-DROP FRAME

    001 AX AA/V  C         00:01:21:810 00:01:43:380 00:00:00:00 00:00:21:570

    * FROM CLIP NAME: 00004.MTS

    002 AX AA/V  C         00:00:36:870 00:01:04:920 00:00:21:570 00:00:49:620

    * FROM CLIP NAME: 00004.MTS

    003 AX AA/V  C         00:00:40:210 00:01:05:69 00:00:49:620 00:01:14:479

    * FROM CLIP NAME: 00001.MTS

    004 AX AA/V  C         00:01:47:290 00:02:10:710 00:01:14:479 00:01:37:899

    * FROM CLIP NAME: 00001.MTS

    So I open the project in Avid which is AMA linked to the footage used in the EDL.  I use "Input>Import EDL in Avid (latest version) and get the dialogue asking me to specify frame rate, project type and audio mapping.  It seems whatever I set these to I can't get it to import properly and it just imports an empty sequence. 

    I have more info from the Console etc, but am I missing something really basic?   Is the EDL generated by Trint even the right format?

    Thanks

    Simon

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  • Tue, Apr 21 2020 6:25 PM In reply to

    • smrpix
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    Re: EDL beginner - how do I import this?

    Your sources appear to be in thousands of a second rather than frames, which is fine for subtitles but will throw out errors on an edl.

     

    Edit: FWIW your list will open successfully in Premiere.  However, I can not bring it into Avid from there using any of the regular methods.

  • Tue, Apr 21 2020 8:44 PM In reply to

    Re: EDL beginner - how do I import this?

    The EDL you pasted here is not in hh:mm:ss:ff, as mentioned. But on top of that, the source for each clip is AX, meaning an Auxilary source, not a source file or tape source, so there's nothing MC can link to.

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  • Tue, Apr 21 2020 9:10 PM In reply to

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    Re: EDL beginner - how do I import this?

    Thanks both.  Very useful.

    Simon

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  • Thu, Jul 15 2021 11:23 AM In reply to

    • Ben Mole
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    Re: EDL beginner - how do I import this?

    Did you ever find out how to imort and edl into avid?  I keep getting the error mesage that the file is not supported.

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  • Thu, Jul 15 2021 12:52 PM In reply to

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    Re: EDL beginner - how do I import this?

    Hi Ben

     

    The problem for me I think was incorrectly formatted EDL.   The EDL was generated outside Avid by another app.


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  • Thu, Jul 15 2021 1:57 PM In reply to

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    Re: EDL beginner - how do I import this?

    Thanks for getting back to me. 

    If you do know a way to import an edl into avid I'd love to hear it -- don't need media or linking or anything else - I have a master film (single clip) and the edl and nothing else. I want to be able to jump to cuts on a timeline. 

    Any ideas?!

    thanks!

  • Thu, Jul 15 2021 5:27 PM In reply to

    • TrevorA
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    Re: EDL beginner - how do I import this?

    Change the e.g. :810 thousands of a second to :frames - multiply it by the frame rate and keep the integer part should work. eg. 0.810 * 25 = 20.25 - use the 20

    Pretty simple to script if you can code.

    Or make a feature request from Trint that they output an EDL with frames

  • Thu, Jul 15 2021 6:15 PM In reply to

    • Simon_h
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    Re: EDL beginner - how do I import this?

    Ben

    I don't have a live Avid subscription right now to check, but I'm pretty sure it's something simple like File>>import>>EDL>>and browse for your file.  You should then get a unlinked timeline that you can work with.  Sorry not to be more helpful.

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  • Thu, Jul 15 2021 6:16 PM In reply to

    • Simon_h
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    Re: EDL beginner - how do I import this?

    Thanks Trevor.  I've stopped using Trint since that first post because it became too expensive for my low usage.


    Simon

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