2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 15, 2011 10:36 AM by Kevin Pavlovic

    Importing EDL from AVID into Premiere with Alexa-Footage

    theiceage13 Level 1

      Hi,

       

      here is what I am trying to achieve:

       

      1. Edit in AVID with Alexa Footage

      2. Export EDL

      3. Import EDL in Premiere

      4. Relink Media

      5. Export to After Effects

       

      Here is a little piece out of my EDL:

       

      007 A008C010 V C 01:34:45:02 01:34:45:19 01:00:08:18 01:00:09:10
      008 A008C001 V C 00:15:30:16 00:15:32:01 01:00:09:10 01:00:10:20
      009 A008C006 V C 00:52:43:08 00:52:45:21 01:00:10:20 01:00:13:08

       

      The import of the EDL works fine in Premiere. My objects in the Project Panel are called "A008C010", "A008C001", and so on. When I'm trying to relink the media I need to select every single project-item because Premiere doesn't recognize my files automatically based on the connection to the filename.

       

      Bildschirmfoto 2011-08-15 um 11.21.31.png

       

      I tried lots of stuff, renaming my files without extension -> Premiere doesn't accept the files anymore, renaming my items in Project Panel "name" and "tape name" -> the relink-media doesn't recognize the same name, and so on.

       

      What am I missing here?

       

      Thank you!

        • 1. Re: Importing EDL from AVID into Premiere with Alexa-Footage
          Colin Brougham Level 6

          Instead of an EDL, try exporting an AAF (Advanced Authoring Format) from Avid. AAF is a bit more advanced and robust than EDL, since it was designed more with non-linear, file-based editing it mind.

          • 2. Re: Importing EDL from AVID into Premiere with Alexa-Footage
            Kevin Pavlovic Level 1

            Hi there.

             

            Premiere needs to have the full file name with extension in the EDL itself.  Changing it in the project after the EDL has been imported won't work. All you need to do is change your EDL to look like:

             

            007 A008C010.mov V C 01:34:45:02 01:34:45:19 01:00:08:18 01:00:09:10
            008 A008C001.mov V C 00:15:30:16 00:15:32:01 01:00:09:10 01:00:10:20
            009 A008C006.mov V C 00:52:43:08 00:52:45:21 01:00:10:20 01:00:13:08

             

            Should be able to do a simple Search and Replace on your EDL in any wordpad editing software... just search for  " V "  (note the space before and after the "V") and replace with ".mov V " (with a space after the "V")

             

            Cheers!