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
Move these two files to your Hard Drive from the downloads folder
Open your AVID Project and Link to the two Quicktimes you just downloaded.
Open a Bin and right click and choose>Input>Source Browser
Navigate to the files
Choose Link to the two files
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 Yellow - splice in tool.
Then right click in the record side of the composer window.
Choose Sequence Report.
Change the Starting TC: to 59:52:00 Click Apply Changes> Then click on "Cancel" to close the window. Check the timeline and make sure that the popping sound "2 Pop" happens at 59:58:00 timecode, as shown here.
First Picture of your film should start 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:
Make sure that include all Video / Data Tracks in Sequence is not checked
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
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 23.976p
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 48000 Hz
Bits per Sample 24
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
Here is the exported file example