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Old 02-21-2017, 04:52 AM
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Hi all,
I just thought I'd let you know of useful ADR functionality that's been added to PG PT Session (sorry, no good at catchy names).

It could already read Pro Tools Session Info As Text files and export to text & Excel files. It can now convert clips/region groups to ADR sheet PDF files too. It recognizes and uses the common naming and tag scheme:

A track with a name of the form:

KLAUS[KLA]{Actor Name}

Is recognised as
Character:KLAUS
Character code:KLA
Actor:Actor Name

Character/Character code/Actor aren't limited to any particular length, though really long ones may get messy on the printout.

Clips of the form:

"Text for ADR"{note text}[R1][P2][TBW]

Are recognized - with anything after the initial text being optional. More esoteric tags/features aren't there yet.

"the adr text itself"
{any director/editor/actor note} - these can be suppressed on output
[R1] Reason 1 - (can be 1-9) - this can be suppressed on output
[P2] Prority 2 - (can be 1-9) - this can be suppressed on output
[TBW] To Be Written flag - this can be suppressed on output

You can export tracks individually or select multiple ones and do a bulk export - you choose a filename and the Character Name is appended to the respective files.

You can export tracks that aren't ADR cue tracks as such. There are no MIDI or Pro Tools control features yet - and probably some other useful things are missing (if you need those features you probably need one of the commercial offerings)!

Try it, break it, get back to me. It will have new features added over time, get in there and make requests if it'd change it from being useless to useful for you! Also, it's free and will stay free, I use this stuff myself as a working editor & mixer and don't want to run it as a commercial venture.


http://www.petegates.com/pg-pt-session.html


Pete

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Old 02-21-2017, 06:25 AM
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That's great, thank you Pete!
I'll definitely give it a try!
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Old 02-23-2017, 03:11 PM
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PETE,

you are the absolute best!!! Thanks so much. I use EdiCue often but there are instances where I'm at a computer without a license and need to print cue sheets. This is amazing.

If I might request, knowing it's difficult to implement, how about the region group naming side too. Like EdiCue, the ability to highlight a region group and send to app, then name using a series of boxes and a text box?

In any case, this is huge!
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Old 02-23-2017, 03:37 PM
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Awesome stuff, Pete!
If I may here are two requests:

1. UTF-8 support for languages other than english
2. The possibility to include the character name for each line in the excel sheet. I sometimes need to export a whole script sorted by time not by character.

Thanks, man!
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1. UTF-8 support for languages other than english
2. The possibility to include the character name for each line in the excel sheet. I sometimes need to export a whole script sorted by time not by character.
Done and done.

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If I might request ... the ability to highlight a region group and send to app, then name using a series of boxes and a text box?
Sort of done, not 100% happy with it but it sort of works: better on PC than Mac thus far (as is well known, Pro Tools doesn't have a good remote interface other than Eucon - I will investigate what the licensing situation is with that). I'll try and improve it, will take some fiddling.

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Awesome, Pete, thanks!
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Old 03-22-2017, 01:52 AM
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Supremely awesome Pete!
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:55 AM
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Supremely awesome Pete!
Ha ha, cool.

1.5.4 up, one ADR function (sorry Laki but that's where I'm busiest at the moment! Haven't been mixing recently) and one function that's useful for the music lists And ADR.

There are now 3 different cue numbering options:
Simple cue numbering CUE_001, CUE_002 etc
Episode + cue number EP1_CUE_001, EP1_CUE_002 etc and
Episode + cut number + cue number EP1_CUT2_CUE_001, EP1_CUT3_CUE_002 etc
(and as I'm typing this I realise there needs to be a cut number + cue number without the episode number! Sorry, I work a lot in episodic TV!)

The other new thing is you can name a track [PRODINFO] and that is scanned as a special metadata track (and ignored for normal export use) for session wide metadata. So far the recognized region groups in that track are

Title=Title Name
If set this will override the use of the filename as the Title.

Director=Director Name
This will set the director name in the export options dialog automatically

Supervisor=Supervisor Name
This will set the supervisor name in the export options dialog automatically

Episode=Episode Name or Number or Reel=Reel Name or Number
This will set the episode / reel name or number in the export options dialog automatically

Cut=Cut Name or Number or Version=Version Name or Number
This will set the cut/version name or number in the export options dialog automatically

Notes=Note text
This will set the notes in the export options dialog automatically. This isn't actually output anywhere yet but will be soon

Probably best to create the required (they're all optional) region groups in the [PRODINFO] track then lock and hide it so it isn't accidentally edited.

Pete

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Old 04-21-2017, 10:12 AM
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Thank you so much for not only making this software, but continuing to adapt it (for free!)

I just discovered it and am using it on a current project.

I do have a quick question. Is there currently an option to export either the Reason or the note field to a column in the excel version? If there is, I must be missing it.

Thanks again!!
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:07 AM
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Hi,
The Excel was originally more for the music list use of the software rather than ADR. No, those fields aren't output. I can definitely look at outputting more of the ADR fields to Excel than it currently does.

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