Making Avid bins with ALE Metadata for DITS
CONTRIBUTED BY GLENN DERRY
- Open Avid.
- Create new project with desired settings.
- Once project is open, open the audio tool (little VU meters).
- In the upper right corner, click the little PH button, then choose CREATE TONE MEDIA, and choose what drive to save it to. This will create the folder structure Avid MediaFiles>MXF>1 to the root of the drive you choose.
- Quit Avid.
- In the finder, navigate to that folder structure you just created. In the "1" folder, trash the MMOB file.
- Then copy your mxf transcodes into that same 1 folder.
- Open Avid project back up.
- Create a bin, name is whatever you like…(I like to ShootDay_Date).
- Drag the newly generated .MMOB file from the 1 folder from the finder directly into your Avid bin.
- The bin should populate with your footage.
- Highlight All the clips in the bin Click -File->Import
- Go to your folder with your created ALE’s. Highlight and make sure the merge audio is enabled. Click Options, under Shot-Log Tab, confirm "Merge events with known master clips" is selected, click OK, then Click OPEN
- In that process, it marries all the ALE metadata to the clips and you have a perfect import.
- You can stick with that one bin or create a new bins for each camera roll and drag the appropriate clips into their respective bins
- Hit save.
- Quit Avid.
- Now, on your MacintoshHD, at the root level (Or Documents folder), you will see the folder Avid Projects. Find the project folder for the project you just created, and voila...inside are your .avb files (bin files).
- Send the bin files and the mxfs to post and you are good to go!!
- ADDITIONAL NOTES:
If you want to additional MXFs files during the shoot day but want to use the same workflow do the following:
Create a new numbered folder in the Avid MediaFiles/MXF folder
Reopen avid and drag the newly generated .MMOB file as shown above.