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You must use this workflow to enable you to track keycode of your film for your negative cut list.
1. Launch A VID
2. Click New Project
Name your project and choose 24p NTSC or any of the other “Format Options” listed as the format and 16mm as the film type and make sure that Film is checked. Click OK.


3. Once your project opens a new bin will be opened automatically. If not click on your Project Window and click “New Bin”
4. Click on your new bin click on the TEXT tab and go to >Bin > Headings and select the All/None button so that there are no columns selected.
5. Now select Camroll, End (timecode end), KN End (key# end), KN Start (key# start), Pullin (pullin frame), Start (timecode start) and Tracks click OK and the bin will now have these headings


6. NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A .FLX FILE you will have to convert it to an .ALE file. To do this open the Avid Log Exchange program. Open the .FLX file and click on >Convert> ALE file to convert it to an ALE file for AVID. It will save in the same location as the other .FLX file. 

7. Click in your new bin an go to >File>Import and select the Files of type as Shot Log Files (*.ale) and navigate to where you saved your logs (ex: CD or floppy disk) select the one you want to import and click open.

8. Click continue on next menu. 


The files will turn into masterclips with the appropriate keycode already entered for your film so you can track the film frames to create a “cut list” to cut your negative when you are done editing.

9. Once you have imported all of your .ale files make sure that you only have V1 displayed in the Tracks setting. If A1-2 is there you need to modify your master clips before you digitize to only have video selected. You must do this next step or else the AutoSync function in AVID won’t work.

Highlight your master clips you need to change in your bin and then select >Clip>Modify and then select “Set Tracks” and uncheck A1 and A2 and click OK.
The clip will now be modified to only batch capture Video.

10. Highlight all your clips in your bin and batch capture to your storage drive.