Editor Turnover to Post Sound

Step 1: Make sure your session is setup properly! Here is our preferred method:

  • Change session start to 00:59:00:00

  • Add 30 seconds of bars and tones, then a title card, then an academy leader/countdown

  • Confirm both a visual and audible “2-pop” occur at 00:59:58:00 (two seconds before picture start)

  • Picture starts at exactly 01:00:00:00 even if your first frame is a black slug

Check out this video to help you setup your session, prior to bouncing out either the OMF/AAF or Quicktime file.

Step 2: Create .OMF or . AAF so we can open in Pro Tools:

  • Export the sound ONLY at 24 bit/48khz

  • DO NOT delete any audio tracks, leave all recordings as well as anything like temp music

  • Choose an option like “Copy All Media” instead of “Consolidating”, this will allow for maximum sound handles. If consolidating is the only option, or original takes are very long include 1 minute of handles or (1440 frames at 23.976fps).

Create a sequence following the instructions from Step 1

Create a sequence following the instructions from Step 1

AAF / OMF export options

AAF / OMF export options

“Copy All Media” will create a folder with the AAF/OMF and  COPIED  sound files

“Copy All Media” will create a folder with the AAF/OMF and COPIED sound files

Step 3: Create a Quicktime .mov NOT h.264 video reference file

  • Export Apple ProRes 422 Proxy Quicktime .mov file and “match source” to maintain the correct size and aspect ratio.

  • If this is not possible, select a comparable option that has a “.mov wrapper”.

  • VERY IMPORTANT - Please export the .mov with TIMECODE burned into the video.

Apple ProRes Proxy is not a full quality file so it is easy to upload and send online

Apple ProRes Proxy is not a full quality file so it is easy to upload and send online

Our preferred method is Google Drive for sending files, but if you use something like Dropbox, please make sure we can do a “direct download” otherwise we will not be able to “sync files”. Otherwise you are good to go, we will check the files on our end, and verify whether or not everything worked.