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Step One - AVID - Prep the sequence with a Countdown at beginning and End Of Picture tail pop at the end

Download these two files Countdown and Universal Tail Leader

Countdown - ProRes.mov

Universal Tail Leader.mov

Open your AVID Project and Import the two quicktimes you just downloaded.


Go to >File>Input>Import Media


Select the two files

Click on Options

Click on Options again

Image Size Adjustment – choose Image sized for current format

Color Levels - Choose Do not modifty, treat as legal range

Alpha Channel – choose Ignore


Click OK

Choose DNxHR SQ MXF for a 2K or 4K Project



or Choose DNxHD 175 for an HD


as the Resolution then select Open

Select your picture locked timeline and duplicate it.  

Then make a new bin and copy the timeline into the new bin.  

You can do this by holding down alt/option and dragging the timelne over to the new bin.

  • Load the COPY of the final sequence in the timeline
  • Delete anything that is before first picture such as slug or extraneous media.  First PICTURE IS EXACTLY WHAT IT MEANS THE FIRST IMAGE OR SOUND OF YOUR MOVIE!!!

    Double click on the Countdown - ProRes.mov to load it into your source window
    Press the "T" key or mark the entire clip so that the duration = 8 seconds
    Place the timeline indicator at the head of the timeline. Make sure no in or out marks are in the timeline. Make sure all tracks are enabled.
    Edit the countdown into the timeline using the splice in tool.

    Then right click in the record side of the composer window.


    Choose Sequence Report.

    Change the timecode to 59:52:00 Click Apply Changes> Then click on "Cancel" to close the window.
    Check the timeline and make sure that the 2 Pop is at 59:58:00 timecode, as shown here.

    First Picture should be at the 1:00:00:00 timecode.
    Next go to the end of the timeline and put the "Tail Leader" at the end. Put the blue position indicator at the end of the timeline. Make sure there are not any In or Out marks in the timeline and all the tracks are selected.
    Load the Universal Tail Leader into the Source side window.
    Mark the entire clip by clicking the "T" key or mark an in and an out on the whole clip. Duration should be 8:00 seconds
    Edit the tail leader into the timeline using the RED Overwrite Tool. Save your project in AVID.

Step Two – Export an .AAF of the audio to import into ProTools

Check the Audio Project settings and make sure they are set to 24 bit


>Go to AVID Media Composer > Preferences

Click on the Project

>Choose the Audio Project Setting and double click to open

>Choose the Main tab

>Choose the Sample Rate 48 KHz

>Bit Depth 24 Bit


  • Open sequence in timeline and select the video and audio tracks to export. Mark an in point at the beginning of the portion of the timeline to export and an out point at the end of the portion of the timeline to export. If the whole timeline is to be exported mark an in point at the beginning and an out at the end.
  • Example of how timeline should look before exporting.

Choose File>Output>Export to File
Click on Export Setting > Options

Choose the following:

Export As: AAF

Use marks and enabled tracks

Make sure that include all Video / Data Tracks in Sequence is not checked

Include All Audio

Consolidate Media

Handle Length 180 frames



Convert Audio to Sample Rate to Project

Convert Bit Depth to Project

Convert Audio File to Project


Then Click on Save


Click New Folder

Make a Folder on the destination hard drive to hold both the .aaf and the consolidated Audio Files.

Navigate to the hard drive and folder to save the .aaf and the Consolidated Media


Click On Save






Step Three -  Export the QuickTime "Chase" Movie to use in your ProTools Session


!! If you are working in an Ultra High Definition resolution (ie 2K, UHD, or 4K) We will be making a 1920 x 1080 file

This is necessary because our mixing workstations do not support UHD resolutions very well.

First select your final timeline and choose

>RT click the timeline>Choose Output>Export to File

The next window that opens choose Options


(Mac)

(Wndows)

Choose MOV






Uncheck use Marks and Selected tracks to make sure

the entire timeline gets exported.


But if you don't want certain tracks or only a portion of

the timeline you can put in and out points on the timeline and choose

Use Marks and Use Selected Tracks

Choose HD 1920 x 1080

Frame Rate 23.98

Color Space choose Rec 709

"Keep at Legal Range"

Choose DNxHD as your codec

Compression DNxHD LB

Color Depth 8Bit

Scroll down the window and you will see the audio settings


Make sure Audio is checked and choose



Format - PCM

Sampling Rate 48 Hz

Bits per Sample 24


Choose Stereo




Review

1920 x 1080 file


Color Space Keep at Legal Range


Compression should be set to DNxHD LB



Click on Save

(Mac) Choose a place to save the file and Name it


Then Click Save

(Windows) Choose a place to save the file and Name it


Then Click Save

Here is the exported file example