Avid Film Scribe

Avid Film Scribe generates Cut Lists and Change Lists (used in transfer from video edit to film edit) in more contemporary formats than EDL, e.g. XML formats involved in VFX / DPX workflows (? I am on very unfamiliar ground here ?).  It can generate such formats from a Sequence and also it can be used to translate between some formats.


  • Avid Film Scribe Help
    • At various stages of postproduction, you need to generate lists that can be used to prepare conformed cut previews, optical effects, audio tracks, and eventually the final cut. FilmScribe provides tools for creating frame-accurate lists that can be used to conform a work print, a film negative, audio tracks, or videotape transfers. This chapter provides an overview of the situations in which you can use cut lists and change lists. It also describes specific types of optional lists you can generate.
    • The Cut List tool and the Change List tool let you generate detailed information for conforming the work print, the negative, Visual Effects (VFX) information, or Digital Picture Exchange (DPX) file-based workflows of a film project in various contexts:
      • Screening of dailies or selects: You can generate scene and pull lists that the lab or an assistant editor can use to prepare a work print.
      • Screening of a current cut: You can generate ink number lists that the assistant editor can use for conforming a work print and magnetic track.
      • Developing the final sounds tracks: You can generate audio change lists that the sound department can use for editing and mixing the original audio source reels.
      • Preparing optical effects: You can generate lists that the optical house can use for comparing versions and generating optical effects.
      • Comparing versions of a sequence: You can generate lists containing information about multiple sequences that the assistant editor can use to combine reels or bring conformed work prints up-to-date.
      • Determining a project’s reels.
      • Final cut: You can generate key number lists that the negative cutter can use for conforming the negative
      • All Stages: You can also use your Avid editing system to record a digital cut of the sequence or a digital cut of the audio tracks for use in screening or as an aid in conforming the cu
    • When you use FilmScribe to prepare a list, your work generally involves the same basic workflow.
      • Open the bin that contains the sequence with which you want to work.
      • Open the Cut List tool or the Change List tool and bring the sequence into the tool from the bin.
      • Select options in the tool window to customize the list, or apply an existing group of option settings.
      • Generate the list and view it in the List window or a Web browser (for a WebLists template).
      • Save the list.
      • Open the list in a text editor and adjust font, point size, and so on.
      • Print and save the list.
      • Under certain circumstances, you might also:
        • Transform an XML list into other formats. See XML Templates.
        • Import the file into an application such as Microsoft Excel or FileMaker (for lists generated from the TabbedLists template or the XML template).
        • Reopen a saved list.
        • Work with more than one bin or sequence at the same time.
        • View the sequence in the Movie window.
  • http://www.avid.com/US/resources/filmscribe (basically a hard-sell, but helpful as an overview)

    • Today’s conform processes are complex. They often involve multiple layers, effects, sources, and delivery requirements. These types of data-intensive demands cannot be met by a simple CMX EDL (edit decision list).  FilmScribe manages this complexity by providing all valuable metadata – the important behind-the-scenes information about your media files and final sequences – in easy to access reports or files. Having metadata at your fingertips expands the choices available during conform and guarantees that you can accurately re-create your vision faster and more efficiently during final mastering.
    • FilmScribe is based on Avid’s award-winning film list generator feature – a standard component included in every Media Composer and Symphony system. FilmScribe supports all film and video projects to enhance your unique production workflows.
    • Easy to share. Automatically generate web-ready HTML code that’s packaged and ready to publish to the web, where everyone can get what they need to get their jobs done.  With FilmScribe you’ll sync up and share the most current versions, saving time and reducing hassles.
    • Easy to use.  After the edit, FilmScribe exports all of your sequence metadata in industry-standard XML and tab-delimited formats so your valuable information ends up where it’s supposed to be.  Now the data behind processes such as color correction, negative conform and DI scanning can be easily integrated into your production pipeline.  FilmScribe drives increased accuracy and removes redundancies.
    • Embrace change. Immediate change list reporting between sequences keeps all creative functions such as audio post production and graphics and effects work in sync with the most up to date changes occurring in picture edit.
    • Deploy everywhere. As a stand alone tool, FilmScribe isn’t tied to one location or one application, including Media Composer. List reporting is accessible anywhere metadata is needed – in your editing suites, at the online house, or during sound sweetening. Whatever your workflow, your metadata is flexible and ready when you are
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