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Most projects have picture changes.  It is inevitable that a supposed locked picture will change.  We are accustomed to this happening multiple times on one show.

To deal with a change we don't require any EDL or change notes.  We don't use conformation software because it often times makes the process more complicated. We make changes in the audio by comparing the new OMF export to the previous export.  If the change involves new audio, we take it from the new OMF.  If a change involves the reshuffling of scenes we use the new QuickTime to determine where it goes.

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Delivery Requirements for a Picture Change

Use the same procedures listed on How to Export..., except for the following:

If there is only one change, or all of the changes are within one section of the film, we don't need an OMF and QuickTime of the entire project.  We only need the area of the change.  Include handles on either side of the change area for both the OMF and QuickTime- at least a minute long.  The handles are important- especially for the QuickTime- so the new section can me matched and merged into the old.

If there are many changes spread throughout the length of the film it is best to export a new OMF and new QuickTime for the entire film.  If none of the changes are "additions" you can set the handle length on the OMF export dialogue box at 0 seconds rather than the preset of 1 second.  This will reduce the size of the OMF file considerably.  If the changes include even just one addition set the handle length to 6 seconds.

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