Importing EDLs, Cutlists, XML and Change Notes


Conformalizer can import CMX3600 EDLs, film cutlists, Final Cut Pro XML (FCP7 or Premiere) and AVID change notes to use as a basis for conforming your audio information.

Importing EDLs, cutlists and XML

In order for Conformalizer to make a change list from picture EDLs, cutlists or XML It must have two versions of the cut represented in two lists (or two sets of lists).

1. Load the old version of the list into the 'old' panel by clicking the import button or typing cmd-I or opt-cmd-1.

2. Select the file or files you wish to import and click OK. You can also drag and drop files onto the Conformalizer dock icon or double click from the finder if Conformalizer is set as the default application for the file type. Conformalizer will prompt you for an hour code for each cutlist it finds and will let you know if it discovers any file with the wrong framerate.

If you are importing EDLs which have no '.edl' extension, Conformalizer will prompt you for an hour code as if you were importing a cutlist. In this case, click the 'EDL' button and the list will be treated as an EDL.

FCP XML interchange documents must have a .xml extension. FCP-X formatted XMLs are not supported but there are 3rd party tools available which convert these into more common formats such as EDL.

If you import a cutlist while your 'list type' preference is set to one of the EDL formats, Conformalizer will notify you and change this setting to 'film cutlist'.

3. Click or tab into the 'new' panel and import the new version of the cut in the same way (opt-cmd-2).

If your 'list type' preference is set to 'PAL film' the timecode values in the imported EDLs will be translated to 24fps to account for the speed change in telecine.

Importing AVID change notes

Conformalizer can create a change EDL from a Feet and Frames based change note such as that created by Avid workstations.

1. Click or tab into the 'change' panel and import the list by clicking 'import' or typing cmd-I
Conformalizer will prompt you for an hour code for each change note and will then convert the data into an 'absolute' change EDL.

Importing .conform files

As you create change EDLs Conformalizer saves copies for you in the .conform format. You can import an existing conform directly into the 'change' panel without having to run the comparison again. This is extremely useful in collaborative environments.

1. Click or tab into the 'change' panel and import the list by clicking 'Import' or typing cmd-I. Conform files can also be loaded directly by double clicking the file itself.

The conforms created by Conformalizer are saved in the 'change lists' folder located in the Conformalizer application folder. This is the default location for change lists but you are welcome to use any location for this purpose.