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
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).
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.
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.