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Anyone use "The Cargo Cult Conformalizer"


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If you want to find more about it online, worth knowing that the company recently changed it's name from Maggot Software to The Cargo Cult. If you search "Maggot Conformalizer" on duc.avid.com, gearslutz post forum etc you'll find heaps about it. Also look at EDILoad. Then there's Virtual Katy. The three current leaders in the field - and all three were written for or by people who worked on the Lord Of The Rings trilogy at one stage or another….

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All of these apps assume that the picture cut is very together, which, I have found, means that you have to coach/supervise/harangue the people doing the exports for you.  If you have your workflow down then these apps are God-like in how fast they can work and how much work they can save.  But the homework has to be done.....  I've found these things work out best on projects of scale, where there is an opportunity for workflow testing, and less well on one-off projects where there isn't much talking between depts and little if any testing.

 

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and if the picture editor is using Premiere Pro/CC at the moment, you might be in for a harder time as the EDL export function is broken as regards the way it writes audio track edits with samples instead of frames in the last part of every timecode number then leaves out the space that should follow. None of the Conform programs can read it.

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None of the Conform programs can read it.

Conformalizer is fine with Video EDLs from Premiere. Audio EDLs I'm not sure but the Video EDL is the usual workflow.

 

FWIW, the next version of Conformalzier also adds support for the XML files that Premiere creates.

And there's now a document specifically for Premiere editors, explaining the export options: Linked here

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