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Old October 21st, 2003, 07:29 PM   #1
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Anyone out there have any experience importing EDL's from Final Cut Pro into Incite 3.1 video editing software on a PC?

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Old October 22nd, 2003, 02:37 AM   #2
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As long as Final cut pro can export out of these formats, then it should be OK. All information quoted from the Incite 3.0 manual (It should be the same for 3.1)

"Incite supports all the industry standard EDL formats for import and export: CMX 3600, CMX 3400A, CMX 340/3400,
Grass Valley, Sony 9100 V2.0 and Sony 910.
With Incite you can import or export 1 video layer and up to 4 audio tracks (per EDL). In general, EDL files are
imported or exported by targeting a sufficient amount of layers to accommodate the import or generate the export and
then running the respective command.

Importing an EDL
1) On the timeline, locate the In point for the first frame of
the sequence being imported using the Positioner.
2) Target the number of layers you will need for the import
(1 video and up to 4 audio layers).
3) Right click on one of the targeted layer name indicators
and select Import/EDL.
4) The EDL Import dialog box opens.
5) Press the Browse button and locate the EDL file you wish to import.
6) When the EDL Import dialog box opens, Assign a location for the media
files that will be created (after digitizing the clips from the timeline).
7) Activate the proper options: Create Split Events, Group Video/Audio Tracks,
and/or Link with Existing Media Files.
Create Split Event: This option allows you to import a split editing
event as a single unit.
Group Video/Audio Tracks: Automatically group video and audio tracks
where possible using tape/reel name and source timecode.
Link with Existing Master Clip: This option checks if an existing master
clip can be used instead of creating a new one.
8) Press Ok and the EDL will be imported. New clips will be inserted to the timeline in the order specified by the
EDL. These clips will all appear gray (as off-line clips) and will need to be digitized.
9) To digitize, select the clips, right click on one of the clips and select Mixdown Clips from the pop-up menu.
This will launch the Media Logging List which you can use to initiate the batch capture.
Once created an EDL is saved as a file with the extension .edl.
The EDL is basically a text file containing timecode data and other relevant information.
Transitions have a limit of 255 frames in EDLs. If the maximum is exceeded, Incite creates a 255 frame
Importing is always performed using a Ripple insertion (Incite does this automatically)."

I have not tried it.

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