Have you been given a folder of time stamped WAV files and wished there was an easy way of loading them into a Pro Tools session with them all located to their individual timestamps? Now with EdiLoad v3.4 you can do just this using it’s WAV File List window.
In this free video tutorial from Ediload creator Mark Franken you will learn how to spot all the takes of an ADR recording into your edit session as well as spot location WAV files, maybe from a live music event, or a music video shoot where there are lots of takes, that you need to spot to their timestamps, before editing or mixing.
If the WAV files contain channel metadata, EdiLoad provides the option to sort the channels by channel name and number as well as name the Pro Tools tracks by the WAV file channel name and number.
If you are an ADR editor looking for a way to spot all the takes of an ADR recording into your edit session, so you can easily pull words or breaths from alternate takes. or
If you have location WAV files, maybe a live music event, or a music video shoot where there are lots of takes, that you need to spot to their timestamps, before editing or mixing, check out this video from Mark Franken.
EdiLoad user Gisle Tveito who has worked on films like Now It's Dark, The Rules for Everything and Thelma as well as TV series like Valkyrien and Thieves got in touch to say...
Wow, great option! We just finished a massive shoot last week with 66 tracks on location, 8 hours a day. All on 6 separate recorders jammed with TC. I just tried EdiLoad on one of the days, and it made a complete session for me with all the tracks.
Dealing With Poly WAV Files
One of the limitations that Sounds In Sync have with this WAV File window is that cannot export a Pro Tools session from EdiiLoad that contains Poly WAVs. Unfortunately, the software that Avid has provided won't allow Sounds In Sync to export a Pro Tools session with poly WAVs in it.
There are two ways around this limitation...
- Convert the poly WAVS into multi mono WAVS and export a session based on those multi-mono WAVs from EdiLoad.
- Export the session with the poly WAVs but when you open that session in Pro Tools all you will see is the first channel and then use the Pro Tools Field Recorder workflow to link and find all the corresponding channels of the poly WAVs.
The advantage of the second option is you aren't having to create new media. Mark shows both options in this tutorial video.