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Taking your project from the edit suite to the 
final product.

By The Unknown Artist

I’ve been asked a few times recently to explain the what, how and why of XML, AAF and EDLs. They’re an essential part of any turnover, and each post house will request a different set of one or more of these (often along with your project or bin). I, the Unknown Artist, am here to try and demystify this aspect of turnovers, and hopefully make turnover specs seem less weirdly demanding.

What are they?
When a project is conformed, we’re not relinking your timeline, but rebuilding it in different software. Depending on that software, we need the details of your timeline in one of these formats to interpret it correctly. An EDL is the most simple of the three, which is why we often request it in addition to an AAF or XML.

An EDL (edit decision list) is a simple, specifically formatted text document that describes, shot by shot, a single layer of your timeline. 

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Review: Maxon Cinema 4D Studio R16
By Brady Betzel

It’s not every day that I need a full-fledged 3D application when editing in reality television, but when I do I call on Maxon’s Cinema 4D. The Cinema 4D Studio R16 release is chock full of features aimed at people like me who want to get in and get out of their 3D app without pulling all of their hair out.

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AlphaDogs audio pros offer their Top 5 tips for success

Curtis Fritsch, Erik Valenzuela and Marcus Pardo are part of the audio post team at Burbank-based AlphaDogs. They all agree that one of the best parts of the job is the collaborative process — working with clients to realize their audio vision to the fullest potential.

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Dell Precision M3800 gets 
4K UltraHD screen, more
By Dariush Derakhshani

Deluxe brings on new 
chief financial officer

Quantum intros Q-Cloud storage solutions

Behind the Title: Sonic Union’s Steve Rosen

JVC at Sundance 
with new pro cameras

Elias Arts ups Vincenzo LoRusso to ECD/EVP

• Rohde & Schwarz
• NetApp
• Devil & Demon

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