1. This helpsheet will guide the user through AVID project set up and capture of HDCAM transfer of Film Footage in AVID
2. Launch AVID
3. Click New Project
a. Name your project and choose 1080p/23.976. Click OK
b. AVID will launch your new project
4. Once your project opens a new bin will be opened automatically. If not click on your Project Window and click “New Bin”
5. 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.
6. 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
7. 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. See Link
8. Before importing the .ALE file click on the Project Bin and then click on the “Format” tab and change the Project Type to 23.976p NTSC
9. Click in your newly made bin an go to >File>Import and select the Files of type as Shot Log Files (*.ale) and navigate to where you saved the .ALE file and select the one you want to import and click open.
10. Click FLEX on this menu
11. 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.
12. 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.
a. 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
b. the clip will now be modified to only batch capture Video Only.
13. Change the project type back to 1080p/23.976. Click on the Project Bin and then click on the “Format” tab and change the Project Type to 1080p 23.976p
14. Highlight all your clips in your bin and prepare to batch capture to your storage drive.
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22. MAKE SURE HDCAM IS BOOTED IN CORRECT FRAME RATE
23. SHOULD SAY 23.98
24. IF NOT THEN DECK NEEDS TO BE REBOOTED SEEK HELP FROM TECH STAFF OR can
click this link for instructions.
25. After Machine Room is configured go back into AVID 3 or 6 and select current AVID Project
26. Go to Avid Menu>Tools>Capture
27. Make the following changes: Video input=HD?SDI Audio input = HD?SDI Res=DNxHD (115 MXF) FOR OFFLINE
28. Storage= YOUR FW drive or AVSAN RAID or internal Computer Storage to store your files.
29. NOTE: I RECOMMEND USING THE AVSAN RAID or Local Computer Storage AND THEN MOVING THE FILES TO YOUR PERSONAL HARD DRIVE
30. Deck should be set to SONY HDW?F500 24P
31. If not then we need to configure the deck. Click (right under the "play" button
where it) and select : Adjust Deck
32. Under Device choose Sony and select HDW?F500 24P
33. And click OK
34. Machine Control Connectivity should now be established with the HDCAM deck and AVID.
35. Select the bin containing the Master Clips that were created by importing the .ALE file.
36. Select all the clips you wish to capture by holding down "shift" and clicking each clip. you can also type "Command?A" or “Apple?A” to select the whole bin of clips.
37. Go to Clip>Batch Capture
38. The batch capture box comes up. Check offline media only if it's not already checked and hit OK.
39. You will be prompted to load in the first source tape.
40. The computer will do the rest, advancing the deck to each record point and recording.
41. Hit Esc if you want to stop early. When your done you will be able to double click on your clips in the bin and they will appear in the source window.
42. Remove your tape from the deck when finished.