In part 1 of this series we responded to a question from Toby Campen got in touch and asked us to look at the thorny issue of conforming and re-conforming sessions in Pro Tools and we looked at what conforming is and what tools are available to help in the conforming process.
In this article we look in much more detail at the conforming workflow with a great tutorial put together from Mark Franken, the developer of the Sounds In Sync EdiLoad v3, which has just had an update to v3.3 with a new 'Match' feature.
In this video he explains why you would want to conform your original location WAV files (rather than use an AAF or OMF), how to conform your rushes using EdiLoad and the Pro Tools Field Recorder functions, and finally, one of the sync issues you might encounter when performing this process.
The video also shows how to use the two new ‘Match Roll Names’ and ‘Match File Names’ windows, brand new with EdiLoad v3.3. These allow you to make sure the edit data will link to your location WAV files before exporting conform reference tracks.
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In the final part of this series on conforming and re-conforming in Pro Tools we take a look at re-conforming and now we can easily handle changes to picture edits without having to start a Pro Tools session from scratch.