Graduate (881KB) MFA Narrative Film Double System AVID - 4K - UHD Post Production Workflow

1. Blackmagic Pocket 6K workflow and how to setup the AVID Media Composer Project - Linking to video files and transcoding

RTF Blackmagic Pocket 6K Cinema Camera - and AVID Post Production Workflow

2. IMPORT THE AUDIO!!!  DON'T LINK AND TRANSCODE AUDIO recorded on the 744T or 702T into AVID projects.  Use the >File>Import commands.

See worksheet AVID - Importing Audio

3. Subclip each slated take of the video clips and audio clips. Subclip in point is on the slate before clap and out point is at the end of the take.
See Worksheet 

Subclip Audio In AVID

4. "Autosync" (AVID) to create Synced dailies of audio and video
See worksheet 

Sync Audio in AVID

Or you can use syncing with waveform analysis if you have in camera audio

AVID - Using Audio Waveforms to Sync Double System Audio

Or if you have used the Smart slate then use the AVID sync with timecode wiki

AVID - Syncing Video and Audio With Matching Timecode

5. Check each synced clip to ensure sync

6. Edit your footage in the timeline until you are absolutely to the point were you are picture locked. Do not spend time making titles or credits because they will need to be redone in the online. Just make place holders at exact durations the titles will be.

7. Organzine your audio tracks in your timeline to prepare for your sound mix Organizing Audio Tracks for A Sound Mix - 

8. Export an .aaf AND Quicktime file for sound editor (not the mixer) to use in ProTools.  

See worksheets How to Export .aaf and Quicktime to ProTools

9. Open the .aaf and QuickTime into a ProTools Project  

Check the sync of the ProTools audio tracks with imported Quicktime movie and begin sound editing

10. Sound Editor (or you) will edit the sound in ProTools until you all lock sound design.

11. Make a copy of the ProTools session to take to sound mixer (or YOU) to do your final mix in the studio.
How to make a copy of the ProTools session  

Once session is saved as a copy place that folder on the temp_transfer server or hard drive to move to the sound mixing studios

12. Mix your session with the assigned Post-Production Sound Mixer (or YOU) and export a stereo sound file that will be added into the AVID Project

AVID – Audio Import Sound Mix

13. When Picture Locked - No more Picture Editing Required - Relink your footage to the Camera Originals

AVID – How To Relink to your Original Camera Footage

14. Color correct the video clips.  Don't move or do any tweaking on video clips in the online sequence because you could slip sync.

How to Use Color Correction Tools in AVID

15. How to port over your AVID project to Davinci Resolve - Resolve is a much more complicated workflow than color correction in AVID FYI!!

How to export an .aaf and Quicktime to Resolve

16. How to Setup your Project in DaVinci Resolve

Davinci Resolve - Final Conform and Color Correction Project Setup - Import .aaf or .xml and Quicktime

17. How to

Export Your Project Back to AVID from Resolve

18. Export Final Quicktime for Screening

see AVID - Final Screening QuickTime Export

20. Backup Media to LTO tape (Optional) contact Tech Staff