When you are using Limecraft Flow to manage media assets, you can simply download one more more clips, but it is also possible to export an entire collection as an edit project. In this article, we will discuss all the different possibilities, including the most common edit suites.


Before you begin

Please check you have the permission to export media. If you don't have permission to do so, the export functions will not be visible.


Introduction

As an editor or edit assistant, you want to be able to export one or more collections upon confirmation of the shot list. By using Limecraft Flow, shot lists will be exported in general as a complete edit project (in AAF or FCXML format), including the proper sort order and a selection of metadata. However, you can as well export the shot list as a data (CSV) or in document format (word or PDF).


To start, find the relevant production and click the settings icon next to the collection you want to export.





When you click 'Export', you will get a pop-up window showing you all available options. 


1. Avid Media Composer (AAF)


An AAF is a file used by Avid Media Composer, which contains links to audio and video files. It also contains editing decisions that are applied to the audio and video. When you want to export to Avid Media Composer, you will see the below dialogue. 


First off, choose if the clip references should resolve to the original clips or to the Avid material in the format you choose yourself. Note that if you choose the second option 'Avid Material', we recommend sticking to the 'auto' option. This will automatically take the correct Avid profile for you.

Second, you get the option to include markers for comments / logging or transcript markers. Lastly, there are also a few advanced settings which we don't recommend changing if you're not very familiar with Avid Media Composer. 


When opening Avid Media Composer, you will need to drag the AAF in Avid's bin and then you can start editing. 





2. Final Cut 7 (XML),  Final Cut X (XML) or Adobe Premiere (XML) 


For Final Cut 7, Final Cut X and Adobe Premiere, the dialogue will look like the one below.


Firstly, choose if the clip references should resolve to the original clips or to the edit proxies (in the format you choose here). Secondly, you need to determine the folder structure: Edge Download or Edge Volume. Lastly, we ask you to tell us where your material is located. 



After Flow has downloaded the file for you, you can drag & drop it into the Adobe bin. 



Next, Adobe Premiere will resolve the links to the media you've just dragged into the bin. In case Adobe has any issues resolving links, you will get a dialogue such as the one below. To continue without the error, click 'offline' and Adobe will continue with the ones he can resolve. 



In the end, the clips in question will be shown as below. On the left, you can see all the clips that we've just uploaded to Adobe, next to it you can see the timeline of clips. Note that this timeline is created based upon the order of your clips in the collection builder. 



3. Transcript (PDF)


Choosing the 'Transcript (PDF) option will give you exactly that: a PDF file with the transcript of all the clips in the collection. If you export a collection of 20 clips and they all have a transcript attached to them, that will give you a zip file with all 20 PDF's in it. 


4. Clip Metadata (PDF), Clip Metadata (Word) or Clip Metadata (CSV) 


Lastly, you can also export the clip metadata, either in PDF form, Word or CSV. The dialogues that pop up will all look more or less like the one below. 


Here we will give you the option of including comments or transcriptions. We also give you the choice of which information should be added. The choices are all activated by default; simply deactivate them if you don't want to export this information.