Another topic here evolved into a discussion about how to deal with picture edit iterations ( as distinct from a separate version of a film ) . I’d love to hear comments, approaches, recommendations from others as to their workflow in this respect. Especially those who don’t work in a way that allows an “EDL Autoconform” ;-). That’s me BTW.
So the picture editor declares “picture lock” and the sound team start to get serious. Maybe even send off a V1 mix only to be told, great but … we’ve trimmed this, added that, blah blah and then send the team back another movie… sigh
My MO has usually been to use an NLE ( Premiere, FCP) , import both iterations of the video, make a two up view and use playback/skimming to identify the changes.
However thinking about this reminded me of a product called “Change List” by “Intelligent Assistance”.
It is able to two compare two Premiere Sequences / FCP Projects via XML’s exported from the NLE, and produce a list of exactly what changes exist between iteration 1 and iteration 2 . These are then available as .csv or PDF.
It’s basically an automated version of what I do manually .
Anyone try it? I have other Intelligence Assistance apps and they work great. I’ll certainly give it roll next time a project makes me more than the $200 price !
Of course you’d have to trust the editor to provide copies of the Premiere/FCP xml project exports for each iteration… I just know there’s a world where that will go sideways !!
It sounds promising though.