File-based Insert Edit

Let go of tape entirely with Cinedeck’s File-based Insert Edit – The cineXinsert Engine.

The industry has changed dramatically with file based workflows. However, the need for insert editing tied many file-based workflows to tape, simply because VTRs have been the only appliance that could perform the task of replacing video and/or audio into a completed program, without having to re-render the entire timeline on an editor.

That’s no longer the case with Cinedeck’s File-based Insert Editing.  Deliverables that need extensive rendering or multiple steps and passes to be consolidated into file form, no longer need to be completely redone. Fixes and changes are now easy!

Simply put, Cinedeck allows you to replace a single frame or multiple frames of video, an audio stem or track, or multiple audio tracks and video simultaneously, in a closed and flattened file on the most popular editing intermediates including DNx,

ProRes, AVC-I, XDCAM and JPEG2000. Additionally, Cinedeck’s File-based Insert Edit feature also supports Uncompressed and DPX files to assist special effects workflows that require excessive rendering times.

Cinedeck’s revolutionary File-based Insert Editing is wrapper independent and supports Prores, DNx, AVC-I, JPEG2000 and XDCAM files created anywhere.  Cinedeck systems can be controlled by Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, SRW Tapedecks and Protools over RS422 for File-based Insert Edit

File-based Insert Edit is  a game changer allowing a fully tapeless workflow from start to finish. File-based Insert Edit Brochure

Insert Mode View - Baseband Video
UI_InsertEdit_#1In Deck Control mode, Channel 1 is set to slave and the Record Mode is set to “Insert Baseband.”

*** Note: The Cinedeck application screen at left shows the user interface in Deck Control / Insert Baseband Video mode, setup for control from Avid’s Digital Cut tool for file-based insert edits.
Avid MC Digital Cut Setup
UI_InsertEdit_#2If you’ve done an insert edit to tape using Media Composer’s Digital Cut tool, completing an insert edit on Cinedeck will be straight forward since Cinedeck recorders emulate an SRW5500 VTR.

Auto configure deck communications, set the in and out point on Media Composer’s timeline, set the required tracks as you normally would and start the insert.

Insert Mode in Record View
UI_InsertEdit_#3.1Since the Cinedeck is being controlled by Media Composer, the in and out points set on Media Composer’s timeline will populate the Cinedeck’s timeline.

Edit points are indicated by the blue up-arrows on the timeline while the red down-arrow indicates the play/record head position.

Once the Digital Cut tool is set up and you’ve started the insert, the border around the Cinedeck interface blinks red to note “preroll”, then turns solid red for “record”, indicating the new frames from Media Composer are being written over the existing frames between the in and out points.