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You can import EDLs and setup information into your projects using EDM and AUX files exported from edit 6.0 (or later). You only need to import the EDM file—the AUX files are read automatically during the import of the EDM file. The EDM and AUX files must be located in the same directory.
When you first import the EDM file, each edit Video track and Sub-Timeline is a separate EDL. To work with the imported EDLs, you must multi-assemble them into one master EDL, applying the Convert EDM and Assemble Selected EDLs commands. This allows you to capture all the associated material at the same time.
When you assemble the EDLs, the associated Video tracks are converted into layers, Audio tracks are converted into audio tracks, and Sub-Timelines are converted into containers. Colour Correction, Text (Inscriber®), and other effects from Combustion® are converted into setup files and associated with the appropriate timeline element. CG Inscriber text may be imported and converted into a Text setup.
NoteCC setups are automatically applied to the clip but Keyer and Stabilizer Setups must be loaded manually.
To import an EDM file:
- In the Import EDL menu, close all open EDLs.
- Click Load to display the file browser.
- From the EDL Type box, select EDM.
- Enable Same Library Reel.
- Locate the directory containing the EDM and AUX files.
- Select the EDM file that you want to import.
The EDLs included in the EDM file are loaded and the setups in the associated AUX files are converted and copied into the setup directories of the current project.
- Capture the clips using the Auto-Capture menu. If multiple EDLs were imported, enable Multiple EDLs in the Auto-Capture menu. See Auto-Capturing an EDL.
- Go back to the Import EDL menu and select <M-assemble> from the EDL box.
- In the Multi-Assembly menu that appears, click Convert EDM.
All the EDLs belonging to the EDM file are selected and assigned to containers or layers in a track, in the order found in the original EDM file.
TipYou can specify a different order of tracks or layers by clicking the EDL in either the Track or Layer column. Clicking the Track column assigns the EDL to a new track. Clicking the Layer column assigns the EDL to a layer belonging to the highest existing track number in the set of EDLs belonging to the EDM.
The edit tracks are assembled into corresponding layers, Sub-Timelines are assembled into containers, and the setups are associated with the appropriate timeline elements.
- Click Assemble Selected EDLs to assemble the clip.
- Exit to the clip library.
The assembled clip appears in the library reel you specified.
- Bring the assembled clip to the Record Area of the EditDesk. For information on working with the clip on the timeline, see Navigating the Timeline.