Thursday, January 10, 2008

Commenting

Information is my friend, so I am always looking at things and trying to find new ways to organize that info or refine existing info.

So, in the AVID, they give you the standard array of columns, which is growing by leaps and bounds, but not always the way I want or need.

Add a few new columns and name them:
Comments_Pix
Comments_Snd
Comments_Mx
Comments_VFX
Comments_DI
Comments_Whatever...

When you export to a codebook, your comments are broken out by category making it really easy to do a search for sound problems and not having to sift thru ancillary comments.

-Scott

1 comment:

David said...

I do much the same thing using locators. Each colour denotes the reason for the locator.

Not only is the the comment attached to the clip, it is at the precise point where it is most needed and it follows through to the sequence.

DD