File-based Insert Edit: Pro Tools Support
Leveraging Cinedeck’s robust deck control, a Pro Tools audio workflow for demanding live mix schedules can now be truly file-based from start to finish. File-based Insert Edit combines the best of both worlds by maximizing the flexibility of files while retaining the reliability and familiarity of tape-based workflows. File-based Insert Edit is a patent-pending technology that makes it possible to frame-accurately insert specific audio and video essence into a flat file. Leveraging Cinedeck’s robust deck control, a Pro Tools audio workflow for demanding live mix schedules can now be truly file-based from start to finish.
File-based Insert Edit saves post workflows hours and days by enabling the live sweetened audio mix to be punched-in and out, directly to a master video file. Since the master audio is laid directly into the master video file, the process of laying audio off to tape as an intermediate, only to re-encode back to a file, is eliminated. Unlike tape, with files and File-based Insert Edit, the editor
can jump instantly to any point in the file and make edits. There is no need for shuttling, fast forward or rewind and there is no time wasted waiting for the correct in-point to queue up during a live sweetening session.
Using Cinedeck and File-based Insert Edit is a seamless transition from tape as Cinedeck’s deck control perfectly emulates an SRW VCR. This means all the same procedures and settings used with tape decks in a Pro Tools session can be used with Cinedeck – punch in, punch out, 3-point edit, etc… From the audio editor’s perspective, except for efficiency, nothing distinguishes the difference between working with tape and tape decks and working with files and Cinedeck. An added benefit of working direct to file on a Cinedeck is show masters are not restrained by the 12 or 16 audio track limitation imposed by video tape and SDI. With Cinedecks and Insert-Edit, it is possible to work with up to 32 channels of audio in your deliverable files.