Before you can start using Edge for dailies creation and ingest, you might need to check the configuration and settings
As soon as you have downloaded and installed Limecraft Edge for backup, dailies processing and ingest, the first thing you need to do is check the basic configuration parameters.
Via the settings icon in the right upper corner, you get access to the different global and production-specific parameters, including the use of LUTs, regular expressions to modify path and file names, available encoding formats, etc.
Global Edge Settings
In the global settings of Edge, you can modify the parameters that will be applied in all productions, including the management of the different storage types ('Volume'), the number of cores that will be used for transcoding, etc.
In the section Volumes, you get an overview of the different storage services accessible to Edge and you can specify which are the sources and the transfer destinations for backup and ingest.
These are the different storage types:
- A system volume can't be used by Edge. For example, the main drive of your workstation is a system drive and you should not change this. Edge should not read from it or write to it, to prevent endless indexing (when reading) and to prevent overloading the system drive with large files.
- A source volume contains the original footage and will therefore only be used to read from during the backup process.
- A backup volume is accessible during the backup process for storing copies of the original footage before creating dailies and ingesting
- A shared volume is the shared edit or archive storage, used for transferring the original footage or edit proxies during the ingest process.
The system settings depend on the configuration of the machine Edge is installed on and the way it should put storage on Avid systems.
Using the system settings, you can manipulate the following:
- In general, Edge will consume as much CPU capacity as possible for executing transcoding jobs. In order to ensure the responsiveness of the machine for doing other jobs as well, we recommend to limit the number of simultaneous transcoding jobs to half of the available CPU cores.
- If your machine has a GPU-enabled graphics accelerator, you can decide whether to use it or not.
- Finally, you can decide the naming convention for the files which Edge will write to Avid storage systems.
Look Up Tables
In the production-specific configuration tab, you can add LUTs (Look Up Tables), and decide which types of storage need which particular LUT.
Also you can decide which output versions will have a LUT rendered and which versions will remain unaltered. Whether you are rendering LUT's or not may depend on the format or the type of production process.
- for feature film or high-end episodic content, editors usually prefer to use RAW footage in the edit to have the full freedom to operate
- for formats with very high volumes of source material (reality), where it is not feasible to reconsider the colouring in the edit, editors prefer to cut using "confection" video
In this section you will find any other project specific settings, including:
- preferred frame rate for editing
- whether or not Edge is allowed to recycle already existing edit proxies (if any)
- the way it should process audio metadata from the audio recorder (if any)
- the nomenclature of the files sent to Avid
- the shortlist of available encoding formats
You didn't find the settings you are looking for?
The configuration options accessible through the user interface are a just small fraction of the available settings that are accessible by manipulating the config files.
- the long list of available encoding formats is much longer than what is displayed in a standard configuration
- edge can be configured as well to use visible or forensic watermarking
- edge can take care of audio track redistribution (downsampling)
- loudness correction
Configuring Edge on a lower level by modifying the config files requires deep technical knowledge about the system. In case you are looking for a configuration that is not directly visible or if you have questions, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.