Sounds In Sync have released EdiCue v3, which is the first of their suite of tools that has been transitioned to 64-bit, ready for the release of macOS Catalina, which will no longer support 32-bit applications. Mark Franken, hasn’t just converted EdiCue to 64-bit, he has taken the opportunity to add a raft of new features to EdiCue.
What Is EdiCue?
For those who haven’t come across EdiCue, it is an application designed to enable sound editors and supervisors to create ADR cues and department notes within Pro Tools. These cues and notes are generally created after a spotting session and ideally before anyone starts working on the sound for the project - including the scheduling of actors for record.
Once all cues and notes have been created, EdiCue exports a range of files including ADR scripts and files to support the recording process. These files can be loaded into their partner app EdiPrompt, which displays the cues on-screen and helps automate the recording process when using Pro Tools.
Since releasing EdiCue v1 nearly 12 years ago, Sounds InSync have received a stream of user feedback and feature requests for the application. As this list grew steadily over time, these updates created a patchwork of settings in the application with no room to add new features. On top of this, because the PDF layouts were fixed, adding new fields or allowing for changes became difficult to manage. What EdiCue really needed was what a lot of users had been asking for, the option to personally design the layouts of the PDFs it created, and so EdiCue 3 was born…
What Is New In Edicue V3?
New 64bit app with updated user interface that is macOS dark mode and HiDPI compatible
PDF layouts that can be designed to customise every element including adding logos and selecting which fields to display
Controls to style the ADR cue 'Line' text to bold, italic, underline or set the color of the text
A 'Segment List' to allow cueing of multiple reels or episodes in a single session
The option to export PDFs with editable fields so that TBW PDFs can be edited
Detail rows in the ADR summary to breakdown each character by Priority, Cue Status, Reason or Reason Category
Additional fields in each cue including a new BVox (Breaths and Vocals) checkbox
New 'token' setting fields to customise the contents of the exported filenames and cue numbers
Updated Import ADR Data window that automatically aligns the destination fields
New PDF data import option to import data from edited fields in an EdiCue PDF. E.g. TBW PDF
Production settings file can now be stored in a custom location. E.g. external or network drive
In this video developer and creator of EdiCue demonstrates the new features that come with EdiCue v3…
For the complete list of new features in EdiCue check out this article from Sounds In Sync.
Mark has already released a small update with a number of additional improvements…
Fix to allow styling of ADR cues with non-English text
Fix to set character ID correctly in cue numbers that are printed in time order PDFs when using the global cue count method
Fix to stop crash on startup when EdiCue is run on macOS10.10 or macOS10.11
Fix to calculate the total number of cues and BVox cues in the character list correctly when the production is setting the BVox state automatically
Demo Videos Of EdiCue V3
As well as the New Features video above, Mark has produced 4 additional video tutorials showing how to use different elements of EdiCue V3, like Creating a Pro Tools Cue Session, Loading Cue Data, Setting up EdiCue and Exports and Customising Band Designs…
This video shows how to create a Pro Tools cue session for EdiCue v3 that contains ADR Cues and Department Notes.
This video shows how to load cue data into EdiCue v3 from all the various files that it can load.
This video shows how to customise the settings in EdiCue v3 and runs through all the files it can export.
This video shows how to customise the Band Designs that make up the PDF Layouts in EdiCue v3.
Who Is Using EdiCue?
“We used EdiCue for the new Netflix show 'Dark Crystal'. As it’s a puppet show all of the original studio recordings were only ever going to be a guide. So we had to record 10,000+ lines of ADR, although calling it ADR does seem wrong given that we essentially recorded the production audio.
It was epic, very hard work all round, but we couldn’t have made it work without EdiCue.”
“EdiCue was already indispensable software. On shows like Mission Impossible, the recuts came in thick and fast, but using EdiCue meant my sheets were always up to date. Now with version 3 it has outdone itself. The new options allow for such clear sheets so my sessions will go just how I want them to. I’m already using it on my next project.”
EdiCue V3 System Requirements
EdiCue version 3 is a 64-bit application that is compatible with macOS version 10.10 (Yosemite) and above. It is also compatible with macOS Light and Dark modes.
EdiCue version 3 is a 64-bit application that is compatible with Windows 8 and above, 64-bit versions only.
EdiCue version 3 is compatible with Pro Tools version 11.3 and above. It has been tested with Pro Tools 2019.5.
EdiCue version 3 requires a 2nd or 3rd generation USB iLok for all types of licenses, authorised locally or using sharable (network) licenses.
Already Own EdiCue And Want To Upgrade?
You should have already received an email from Sounds In Sync, which included upgrade offers. If you haven’t received this email then EdiCue v2 license holders can purchase an upgrade to version 3 from the Sounds In Sync web store. EdiCue v2 license holders who purchased after February 1, 2019 can upgrade to version 3 free of charge.
For more info on the upgrades, use the Sounds In Sync contact page and if possible provide your EdiCue v2 license order number.
Note that EdiCue Rental and EDU bundle licenses do not need to updated. These licenses allow any version of the app to run.