Additional Features

EditReady provides a set of additional adjustments that can be added to your batch. These are available via Show Additional Options which can be found in the Batch menu. Each library entry has a set of adjustments, and is saved as part of your presets.

Framerate Adjustment

EditReady allows you to adjust the output framerate of your file during conversion. This is sometimes called conforming. This setting adjusts the playback rate of your media, it does not add or remove frames from your footage. This setting is especially useful when creating slow-motion footage with a source that shoots at 60 or 120 frames per second (or higher). Framerate adjustment is not available when using passthrough settings.

That means converting PAL to NTSC and vice versa, 23.97 to 25p, etc, also works - with the caveat that you don't want to do a massive jump. 23.97 to 25 is fine, but 29.97 to 25 is maybe a bit too much.

LUTs

EditReady allows you to load LUTs ("Lookup Table") which can apply color grading looks to your footage during conversion. This can be very powerful if, for example, your camera records in the log space, but you wish to edit with a linear mapping. EditReady supports LUTs in the 3DL and Cube formats. If you attempt to load a LUT in an unsupported format, EditReady will prompt you to submit the file to Hedge, so we can evaluate adding support for that format in the future.

If you save a new preset with a LUT, that LUT will be included in the preset.

Please note, LUTs require additional processing, and will slow the conversion process.

Frame Size Adjustment

This option allows you to resize your source media to match a destination size. Three scaling options are provided.

Source Aspect

Maintain the aspect ratio of the source clip, and fit it within the target size. For example, a 4096x2160 source clip with a 1920x1080 target size would be scaled to 1920x1012 in order to maintain the aspect ratio.

Destination Size (pad)

Add padding (black bars) to fit the scaled source within the target size. A 4096x2160 source with a 1920x1080 target would have small black bars at the top and bottom.

Destination Size (stretch)

Stretch the source to fit the target size, regardless of the aspect ratio.

Encoder Advanced Options

This entry is specifically for presets that use the H.264 and H.265 codecs. By default, EditReady does a high-quality encode which aims to preserve the image quality of your source. This setting allows you to adjust a variety of H.264 and H.265 parameters. These settings will be disabled if your destination codec is something other than H.264 or H.265.

Target Bitrate

This will instruct EditReady to aim for this bitrate as an average for the file. The automatic setting will adjust automatically to maintain a high quality image.

Keyframes

This is a control for the number of keyframes (I-frames) per second in the output stream.

Profile

H.264 and H.265 have a wide variety of profiles for encoding. EditReady will choose the appropriate sub-profile based on the bitrate, keyframe, entropy coding, and resolution settings.

Entropy

H.264 and H.265 provide two types of entropy coding. In general, CABAC is more efficient, but may require additional CPU power for playback and may not be supported on old devices. In those cases, you may wish you use the CAVLAC setting.

Remove Unused Audio Tracks

Many cameras now record four or eight tracks of audio. In almost all cases, only one or two tracks are actually used. By enabling this option, EditReady will scan for silent tracks and remove them during conversion. EditReady will only remove tracks that are truly silent (digital silence - all zeros) and not tracks that are just very quiet (for example, an XLR connector without a mic attached).

Video Overlays

The Video Overlays option provides a powerful toolset for creating custom overlays on your videos. These can be used to burn in timecode, add watermarking, scene labels, and much more. After enabling the Video Overlays option click Launch Editor to launch the graphical overlay builder. Overlays are saved as part of presets.

Text Overlays

To add custom text to your overlay, click the T icon in the upper-right corner. A new text box will be added to your overlay. You can click and drag to move the text box, or resize it. Click in the box to edit the text. You can use the controls on the right side of the window to adjust your font size, color, background, and more. By default, text will have a black background. Adjust the background opacity to remove the background.

Image Overlays

Image overlays make it easy to add graphical watermarks to your video. To add an image, click the image icon in the upper-right corner, then select any image file from your Mac. EditReady supports transparency in overlay images, which makes it ideal for things like network logos. Click and drag to move or resize your image.

Metadata Overlays

Metadata overlays allow you to customize your overlays based on data from your video files. For example, you can add timecode burns, or include a reel name. To add a metadata overlay, open the Overlay Editor. Then select a clip within EditReady and select Edit Metadata from the Clip Menu. Then simply drag the metadata tag icon from the Metadata Editor to the Overlay Editor. Your metadata key will appear in the Overlay Editor, surrounded by a rounded rectangle. You can adjust the font size and background color just like a text overlay.

Color Conversion

The color conversion option gives you the ability to conform all of your input footage to a single output color space. If your production is working with footage from a variety of cameras, this allows you to standardize your footage going into your edit workflow. When generating proxies from log media, you can use this functionality to convert your footage to a standard video (Rec709) space for wider playback compatibility.

The color conversion is applied prior to the LUT stage, so your LUTs can operate on a single consistent colorspace regardless of your input footage.

EditReady ships with a wide set of industry standard colorspace options, including both log and standard video outputs.

Timecode Overwrite

This option allows you to add or change a time of day timecode track using the file's creation or modification timestamp.

Recreate Source Folders

The Recreate Source Folders option allows you to replicate the directory structure of your source folder. For example, if you've organized your clips by day, camera, and card, you may wish to preserve that structure when generating proxies, without mixing your proxies with your source media.

The text entry field allows you to specify how many folders above the clip to replicate. For example, using the sample directory structure below, entering a value of 1 woud replicate just the Card 1 folder, 2 would replicate A Cam/Card 1 and so on.

Media Drive/
β”œβ”€ Day One/
β”‚  β”œβ”€ A Cam/
β”‚  β”‚  β”œβ”€ Card 1/
β”‚  β”‚  β”‚  β”œβ”€ A00001.mxf
β”‚  β”‚  β”‚  β”œβ”€ A00002.mxf

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