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Written by Susanne Kraft, susanne.kraft@austin.utexas.edu

This helpsheet will guide the user through AVID project set up and capture of DVCAM transfer of Film Footage Launch AVID
1. Click New Project Name your project and choose 30I NTSC or 24p NTSC. Click OK.
AVID will launch your new project. 


2. Once your project opens a new bin will be opened automatically. If not click on your Project Window and click “New Bin”
3. 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.
4. 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. 


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
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Highlight all your clips in your bin and prepare to batch capture to your storage drive.


How to Patch to AVID Adrenaline from MR for capturing
1. InMachineRoomontheDigitalVideoPatchPanelpatchDVCAM1 or 2 SDI out to AVID 6 or 3 SDI in.
2. PatchMachineControlDigiBetatoAVID6. 3. Patch AES/EBU audio out of DigiBeta to AVID 6 in. 4. Put tape in deck and put deck in remote.
Batch Capturing is what you do once you have a bin with logged clips or a sequence in it that you made from an EDL (see EDL worksheet.) OR you may have taken your offline project into the AVID by copying the AVID project from your offline system to the Adrenaline.
If you double-click on your sequence or clips, you'll notice they will come up in the source screen as "media offline" Here's how to batch capture.
1. Select all the clips you wish to capture by holding down "shift" and clicking each clip. you can also type "Command-A" to select the whole bin.
2. Go to Avid Menu>Tools>Capture Make the following changes: Video input=SDI Audio input = AES/EBU Res=1:1 (online) or DV25 (offline) Storage= The drive or RAID to store your files.
Deck should be set to SONY DVW-A500 (digibeta) or (Sony DSR-80 2ch) DVCAM if not click on the deck configuration up and (right under the "play" button) and select "Auto-configure" click "Yes" at this next window.


3. Select all the clips you wish to capture by holding down "shift" and clicking each clip. you can also type "Command-A" to select the whole bin.4. Go to Avid Menu> Clip >Batch Capture
5. The batch capture box comes up. Check offline media only if it's not already checked and hit OK.
You will be prompted to load in the first source tape
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6.The computer will do the rest, advancing the deck to each record point and recording.
7. 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. Remove your tape from the deck when finished.

 

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