Knowledge Base

Bulk Exporting ADR Cues from ADR Master

It is possible to export ADR Cue Events from ADR Master to the following text formats for ADR Cue sheets, or for import into other platforms:

.pdf: ADR Cue Sheets .pdf: ADR Overview Chart .asc or .txt: Scheduling File .xlsx: Excel File .csv: Comma Separated Values .ttal: Netflix TTAL

First clear any filter in the Visual Event track - so that all the ADR Cues are showing or - if you want to only export events from one character for example - set it to the character you want to export cues from before going ahead.

Next choose the relevant export type in the File > Export menu:

Export Options in ADR Master

Export Events as PDF File

Use this option to export ADR cue sheets. The PDF Export window will appear - which is divided into three sections: General, Project Settings & Appearance.

PDF Export Settings

The General section sets which events are exported and how they are exported.

Events To Export (All Events / Only Selected Events) - Selects between exporting all events; or only for those events selected.

Export Mode (By Timecode / By Character) - selects whether the character ADR cues are inter-mingled & sorted by the their timeline order; or whether on a per character basis.

Combine into single file - joins the sheets from all characters into one PDF file. Can be advantageous when printing the PDF for all characters in one go.

The Project Settings section allows for additional Production information to be entered, such as the name of the Project, the Production Company, the Sound Supervisor & Recording Studio.

The Appearance section defines the page layout & which additional Project info to include.

PDF Layout - Selects the choice of page layout based on whether the sheet is for the Director, the Actor, or the Engineer.

Here is an example of an Engineer layout:

PDF Export - Engineer Layout

Here is an example of a more simplified Director layout:

PDF Export - Director Layout

Export Events as Excel File

This export option allows for a basic Excel format file, with all the cues listed in a table format. The Excel file will also contain the text formatting from the event’s text and notes (bold, italic, unterlined, strikethrough, text color).

Excel Export Options Window

Events to Export (All Events / Only Selected Events) - Selects whether only the selected ADR Cues are exported, or all.

Here is an example of an Excel file format export:

Excel File as exported by ADR Master

Export Events as CSV File

This export option allows for a basic .csv format file, with all the cues listed in a table format.

This brings up the CSV Export window, which is divided into two sections, General & Settings.

CSV Export Options Window

The General section has one option: Events to Export (All Events / Only Selected Events) - Selects whether only the selected ADR Cues are exported, or all.

The Settings section sets the CSV formatting.

Delimiter (Comma / Tab) - Defines whether the column items in each line are separated by commas or tabs.

Template (ADR Master / DS ADR) - Defines whether the columns are labelled in a manner that ADR Master would be able to auto-map on input, or wether they should be formatted for import into the DS ADR recording system.

Here is an example of a CSV export after importing to Numbers:

CSV File exported from ADR Master and imported to Apple Numbers

Export Events as Netflix TTAL File

This export option has been created specifically for use by Netflix’s unique TTAL system for foreign versioning.

This brings up the Netflix TTAL Export window:

Netflix TTAL Export Options Window

Events to Export (All Events / Only Selected Events) - Selects whether all events are exported, or only those selected.

The language tag is determined by the language set in the current timeline. To create a new language version, duplicate the Timeline & set a different language. This will be exported into the TTAL file tag on export. This way, Netflix do not need to rely on the file naming to know which language the file contains.

Export ADR Overview Sheet

This very simple export option shows a summary of all the ADR lines for all characters - both recorded, and to be recorded. This is particularly useful for Post Production Supervisors needing to schedule & book actors and ADR studios. It shows character, Actor, Prefix, number of lines, number of cues & the recording progress.

There is no export settings window for this export option.

Here is a an example of an ADR Overview file:

ADR Overview Sheet Export

Export Scheduling File

This export option gives a basic text overview of the lines to be recorded for used specifically with Arendis & Sesam ADR studio booking systems.

This brings up the Scheduling Export window, which is divided into two sections, General & Settings.

Scheduling File Export Options Window

The General section has one option: Events to Export (All Events / Only Selected Events) - Selects whether only the selected ADR Cues are exported, or all.

The Settings section has one Format option- which sets the formatting of the Scheduling file between Sesam(ASC) & Arendis(TXT).

Here is an example of a Scheduling File:

Exported Scheduling File Example