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Edit Decision List

Command Structure &

File Format Reference

for the PRV-LX1

TP # T502202

Table of Contents

1.0

 

GENERAL INFORMATION ...........................................................................

2

1.1

DEFINITION OF AN EDIT DECISION LIST (EDL) ............................................................

2

1.2

CREATING AN EDL FOR THE PRV-LX1......................................................................

2

2.0

EXAMPLE OF AN EDL .................................................................................

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3.0

 

COMMAND STRUCTURE.............................................................................

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3.1

DVD-RW DISC INITIALIZATION ..................................................................................

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3.2

IN / OUT POINT RECORD ...........................................................................................

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3.3

CHAPTER POINT .......................................................................................................

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3.4

WAIT ........................................................................................................................

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3.5

FINALIZE...................................................................................................................

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EDL IMPORT METHODS..............................................................................

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EDL Commands

1.0GENERAL INFORMATION

Using an internal Edit Decision List (EDL), the Pioneer PRV-LX1 DVD Recorder can control an external VTR via RS-422A or IEEE-1394 to perform batch recording from tape to disc. This function, called Auto Capture, can be accessed through the PRV-LX1 Function Menu. While the command structure and format of the EDL is unique to Pioneer, an EDL file can be created from a simple text file that is saved with an *.EDL extension. The EDL file can then be imported into the PRV-LX1 EDL library.

This document provides guidelines for building your own edit decision lists. The next section shows an example of an EDL with a description of each line. The last section discusses each segment of an EDL line entry. Please read this document completely before creating EDLs for the Pioneer PRV-LX1.

1.1Definition of an Edit Decision List (EDL)

An EDL for the PRV-LX1 can consist of one ore more of the following functions:

Time code edit points

Structured compilation of time code information that defines each edited video sequence, indicates the specific In and Out points

Chapter point insertions

Inserting DVD chapter marker flags at specified points in the video

Wait instructions

For changing source tapes

Initialize a DVD disc

Initialization prepares a DVD-RW disc for recording

Record to a DVD disc

EDL recording commands allow chapter insertions at fixed timecode locations

Finalize a DVD disc

Finalizing the media creates a playable DVD Video disc

1.2Creating An EDL for the PRV-LX1

The EDL file can be created with a word processing application. Save the document as a text file (.txt) then change the file extension to .EDL so that the PRV-LX1 recognizes the file. For additional information about importing EDL files, please refer to the section entitled, Importing Image Data, Edit Lists in the PRV-LX1 Operating Instructions.

PIONEER-DVDRec-EDL 001 001 INI

002 REC 01:00:05:00 01:10:12:00 STOP

003 WAI

004 REC 01:25:00:00 01:26:00:00 STOP

005 FNL

EDL text file created with Microsoft© WORD©

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2.0EXAMPLE OF AN EDL

An EDL designed for the Pioneer PRV-LX1 may include up to 999 lines/commands. If the list has more than six entries, scroll through the entries displayed in the data window (right) when working with an EDL. The example shown below includes an initialization command and several recording commands in a scrollable list.

Clicking on next reveals the following commands in the EDL. The first line of the revealed commands is prev. Prev returns you to the previous series of commands.

The EDL below is an example of the following commands in sequential order:

Header

Initialization of a DVD-RW disc

Recording a Title with three chapters

Adding and recording a forth chapter for the Title

Wait to allow a source tape exchange

Recording a Title with one chapter from the new source

Finalization of the DVD-RW disc

Header: PIONEER-DVDRec-EDL 001

Entry #

Operation

Parameter

Description

001

INI

(not applicable)

Initialize the DVD-RW disc

002

REC

01:00:05:00 01:10:12:00 PAUSE

Record Title 1 – Chapter 1

002

CHP

01:03:25:00

Record Title 1 – Chapter 2

002

CHP

01:06:30:00

Record Title 1 – Chapter 3

003

REC

01:13:45:00 01:20:30:00 STOP

Record as a continued portion of Title 1

003

CHP

01:17:30:00

Create Chapter 4 for Title 1

004

WAI

(not applicable)

Wait

005

REC

01:25:00:00 01:26:00:00 STOP

Record Title 2

006

FNL

(not applicable)

Finalize the DVD-RW disc

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3.0COMMAND STRUCTURE

To build your EDLs, apply the command structure demonstrated in the example shown in Section 2. Each command is numbered and must be in consecutive order. When creating your EDLs, use the structure outlined below.

Note: Time code is SMPTE Non-Drop or Drop Frame.

Definitions:

### – Entry Number OP – Operation

PAR – Parameter

Each operation contains a starting Entry Number and an Operation Command. An Entry Number consists of three sequential digits. An Operation Command uses three characters.

A third field containing a parameter may be required. Parameters can consist of multiple parts. Although parameters are often a series of numbers and letters, it is unnecessary to separate the characters by a space, tab or comma. However, for ease of reading, a space may separate one parameter from the next.

Header:

The EDL command structure requires that a header must be the top of the list. The header is as follows: PIONEER-DVDRec-EDL 001

3.1DVD-RW Disc Initialization

Entry Operation Parameter

### INI

This command can only be used as the first entry in an EDL. It will be ignored if the PRV-LX1 target is set for HDD. There are no parameters for the initialization command.

3.2In / Out Point Record

Entry

Operation

Parameter

###

REC

In Point, Out Point and Stop (or Pause)

In / out points are in the first parameter. The second parameter consists of either STOP or PAUSE. If several In/Out recordings are present in the EDL, the last In/Out recording must include STOP as the final recording operation.

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3.3Chapter Point

Entry

Operation

Parameter

###

CHP

Chapter Point (Chapter points are in SMPTE time code)

Each chapter point operation entry needs to come right after the Title Record entry (In/ OUT Point Rec) in the order of occurrence. A Chapter Point must have the same Entry Number as the In/Out Point Rec.

3.4Wait

Entry Operation Parameter

### WAI

Wait is useful when the source tape requires exchanging. When executed, a window prompts the user to change source tapes. When the exchange has been completed the user presses Enter to continue execution of the EDL.

3.5Finalize

Entry Operation Parameter

###FNL

This command can only used as the last entry in an EDL. It will be ignored if the PRV-LX1 target is set for HDD. There are no parameters for the finalization command.

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4.0EDL IMPORT METHODS

Edit Decision Lists can be imported into the PRV-LX1using one of two methods. The first method is to import a list using network connection and place the file in the EDL folder. The second method is to place the EDL file on a CD.

In both cases, the user must choose APP from the Function Menu and import the EDL file into the library from the import directory or from a CD. Once added to the library, the user can choose the EDL file for execution.

For additional information about importing EDL files, please refer to the section entitled,

Importing Image Data, Edit Lists in the PRV-LX1 Operating Instructions.

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