Watch this free video tutorial from Mark Franken at Sounds In Sync and learn how to recut the finished mixes of 12 TV episodes to create the soundtrack for a feature-length version of a production in Pro Tools with EdiLoad.
Over the years Mark at Sounds In Sync has had several clients ask for help with jobs where they've wanted to use EdiLoad to re-cut a finished mix to create a new delivery version of a TV show or film. We call this process "reversioning". This task can be performed in a number of ways, depending on how the picture editor creates the new delivery version.
To help, Mark has created the demo video above, which shows how the completed mixes of 12 TV episodes can be recut to create the soundtrack of a feature film length version. The video not only shows how you re-cut your Pro Tools session with EdiLoad, but what you need to supply your picture editor in order to perform this task in the most efficient manner.
This reversioning process is in some ways a combination of two processes that EdiLoad can perform:
- Conforming (assembling) location WAV files to match the audio edits in an AAF. This uses a single audio EDL.
- Re-conforming a Pro Tools sessions to match an updated picture. This uses two video EDLs which EdiLoad compares.
The reversioning process that is shown in the video uses a single audio EDL, but here individual tracks of the EDL are selected and used to re-conform a Pro Tools session. This is achieved with EdiLoad's unique ability to show events for a particular EDL track and allows sound editors to replicate the audio edits made by a picture editor when they have used individual stems to create the sound edit of the new delivery version.