YoYotta Conform

Restore clips from archive using project AAF, ALE, CSV, EDL or FCPXML files
Copy or Trim selected material to match conform, ready for colour grading or VFX

Drop in conforms

Drop in one or more conform files. YoYotta Conform supports AAF, ALE, CSV, EDL and FCPX file types. They do not need to be pull lists or with handles as these can be added.

Locate media

YoYotta searches the database for material with matching reel and timecode. There is a scrollable timeline showing the conform. Here all 122 shots have been found, but they are offline. On the far right there is a Media table that shows which drives and tapes are needed. The shots are on a drive called PSZ-HA1T which needs to be mounted.
If nothing is found make sure that all the source media has been indexed into the project.

Create source

Now the drive with the source material has been found and connected. Refreshing shows 122 Matches. To copy the shots make sure that Trim clips is turned off. Now add the conform to YoYotta by clicking the Add Conform as Source button.

Conform as Source

YoYotta creates a virtual source that holds all the clips needed to recreate the conform. Here there are R3D and DPX clips. Choose a destination and consolidate the material into a new folder. If multiple copies are needed then several destinations can be added.

Raw Trimming

Instead of copying the entire clip YoYotta can trim the files, creating new smaller clips without transcoding. The Conform tool uses the In and Out point from the timeline to reduce the size of the clip.
To do this turn on Trim clips in the Conform panel.
This way you can bring raw into grading sessions without the large file size overhead. YoYotta can also make two identical trimmed conforms, one on the RAID and one on an external drive. Again saving huge amounts of time.
YoYotta Conform will trim the following formats.

  • Image sequences CDX, DNG, DPX, EXR, VRW
  • RED R3D
  • Sony F700/F5/F55/VENICE/F65 MPEG2, SStP, RAW and MXF XAVC
  • Apple ProRes Proxy, LT, 422, 422HQ, 4444, 4444 XQ, RAW, RAW HQ

When trimming ALEXA Mini MXF, YoYotta will automatically create individual ARRIRAW files

Advanced conforming

Back in the conform panel when trimming you can adjust the handles. YoYotta will extend each edit by this number of frames. So the restored clips will get longer
Filter the clips to include or exclude by codec, resolution, type or path, here just the HD shots will be added to the source.

All the Include filters are required to match with each clip.
You can add multiple matches to these filters for Include or Exclude by separating with commas.
For example you can include file types R3D or MOV using r3d,mov.
Or include codecs Apple ProRes + ARRIRAW + REDCode, using a filter of prores,arriraw,red.
Or can you exclude path1, path2.
These filters are not case sensitive.
Note that it's quicker to conform if you set up these filters before dropping in your timelines.

Choose to trim or copy the required clips.
When trimming if several sections are needed from one shot then YoYotta can create separate clips or one merged clip by enabling Merge Clips.
With multiple conform lists, the conform name can be added to the path.
Optionally add all the source folders to the path.
For a VFX workflow the trimmed clips can have the EDL clip name.

Clips filtered by resolution

Here we added all clips with a width of 1920 as one source

Clips filtered by resolution

In this source you can see just the 4K clips. This allows easy copying or trimming specific codecs or resolutions to different destinations.

Conform and Transcode

Use the conform as a source for the YoYotta Transcode option. Easily create over-length selects from the source material for online.

Conform is available as an option for YoYotta, YoYotta LTFS or YoYotta Automation

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