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Re: Aaton Logging Problems
>I have a job with the following specs: Super 16mm with 4 to 5 different
>camera rolls spliced together to form one lab roll. I need to make flex
>files and identiffy each camera roll with keycode & timecode. Doesn't seem
>that difficult. The film does not have aatoncode so I am using slate & g
>mode. The way I do this is start the lab roll with zero time code at the
>first punch hole for my first edit with the TLC. Before I do my first edit I
>activate the catch keycode mode and catch the correct keykode.
The problem you encounter is induced by the operational mix of two
different uses of the slate & G mode (see V6.0 user manual, tutorial
section, Keycode only transfer).
- either you transfer in catch mode and let the Keylink detect all
Keycode discontinuities and later construct the FLeX list from its
own detected breaks,
(this is the favorite unattended best-light Keycode transfer mode)
- or you transfer in catch mode entering the G points yourself, either
on the fly or stopping the telecine (including on the head punch),
knowing that Keylink will use YOUR activated discontinuities to
construct the FLeX list.
If you fail to enter any other Gs than the first one, the list manager
considers there is one take only and spreads the most relevant keycode
to the whole rolls! Hence the huge jumps in the FLeX, but not in the
windows nor 3Line VITC which are dead accurate. (You should verify).
To be fair, you are not the first to fall in this 'in between two modes'
trap*, that is why we are introducing (V6.01 available Dec 20) the
'Keycode/G1' transfer mode.
You will run into the first take to Catch the keycode, shuttle back to
head punch, enter a one and only G, make it an A frame, and let the
telecine transfer to the end of the many rolls; all auto-detected keycode
discontinuities will appear in the FLeX list.
If you want to save these transfers you can read the 3Line VITC
('the' white horse, always present I hope), it carries dead accurate
* I know of Santa Monica and Madrid people feeling themselves less
lonesome, I am sure they are reading this mail with a big smile!
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