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  • Start the export at 00:59:50:00 for 10 seconds of preroll. Picture starts at 1:00:00:00

  • Include head pop at 00:59:58:00 and tail pop 2 seconds after the last frame of picture

  • Organize your audio tracks:

    • VO

    • Dialogue A – Formal Interviews

    • Dialogue B – Informal Dialogue

    • PFX – Non dialogue sounds from production (ambience, vehicles, etc)

    • PIX – Sound FX added by the picture department

    • Music – Score

  • DO NOT cut lav and boom together on the same track. Different microphones always need to be on their own track in a consistent fashion.

  • Make sure to include both Boom and Lav in your audio delivery.

  • Include separate audio folders (if you have it) for the following:

    • Room tones

    • Wild Lines 


  • Our preferred export from Premiere is an AAF. Here are the options to choose:​

    • Breakout to Mono

    • 48khz Sample Rate

    • 24 Bit

    • Separate Audio

    • Wav Format

    • Trim Audio Files to 720 frames (30 Seconds)

  • Some considerations:

    • Disabled clips do not come across​

    • Nested sequences need to be un-nested

    • Best practice is to duplicate the project, unlink and remove video files, then export AAF

  • An OMF can also work but AAF is preferred.

    • Breakout to Mono

    • 48khz Sample Rate

    • 24 Bit

    • Separate Audio

    • Wav Format

    • Trim Audio Files to 720 frames (30 Seconds)​

Include a flattened EDL of just the video media with your delivery. 


Preferred delivery methods are: USB 3 bus-powered drive, Dropbox or Media Shuttle. Please do not deliver via Google Drive. Hard drives can be dropped off at our front desk: 2600 Tenth Street Suite 312, Berkeley CA 94710. Other arrangements can be made if needed.

We are always here to help. Please call if you’d like any assistance.

(510) 356-4587

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