Exporting an EDL, AAF or XML File

Once a storyboard is complete, you can send it to a Non-linear Editing (NLE) system to complete the animatic in a real editing suite with a direct return on TV or use it as a pre-editing map to replace the storyboard scenes with the final materials (shot in live action or rendered from a 2D or 3D software).

It is possible to export your storyboard project and preserve the timing, motions, and sounds edited with Storyboard Pro, directly to Apple Final Cut Pro using the EDL or XML formats or to Adobe Premiere, Avid Xpress, or Sony Vegas using the AAF format.

  1. In the Export Range tab:

Decide whether you want to export the entire project (All), a selected frame range, a selected scene, a selected panel, or tracked panels. If you decide on the latter, be sure to enter the frame range in the fields provided. In the Scene Picker dialog box, you can select scenes by sequence if your project contains sequences.

  1. In the Burn-in tab:

Print Time Code: Prints the project timecode on the video as an overlay on your video.
Print Scene Names and Panel Numbers: Prints the scene names and panel numbers as an overlay on your video.
Print Additional Duration: Prints an additional duration on your video, defined by the Units and Repeat menu.
Units: Displays additional duration information using Time Code or Frames units.
Repeat: Displays additional duration information per panel, scene or sequence.
  1. In the Camera Grids tab, do the following:

Project Safety: Prints the safe area on your video.
4:3 Safety: Prints the 4:3 safe area on each panel of your storyboard that has a camera movement.
4:3 Reference: Prints the 4:3 area on each panel of your storyboard that has a camera movement.
  1. Select the Open document/folder after export option to view the file when it is ready.
NOTE: Refer to the third party software’s user guide to learn how to import and use the EDL/AAF/XML file.