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  • Sat, Sep 23 2006 12:17 AM

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    ALE syntax error message

    Hey all!

    I am editing on AVID xpress HD on a 23.97 project match to 16mm

    Got my footage transfered from 16mm to mini dv synced and flex files.

    I was successful to convert the flex to ALE on the Avid Log Exchange - HOWEVER

    Once I tried to import into my project it comes up a message error

    "an error ocurred on event#1 a syntax error was detected while trying to parse an edgecode field in the long entry"

    if I hit OK - it goes to event#2 and so on...

    I have tried other flex file (from a different film) and it was all fine...

    Any clues?

    Thanks and good weekend to all ; )

     

  • Sat, Sep 23 2006 12:44 AM In reply to

    • MichaelP
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    Re: ALE syntax error message

    Usually it means something in the ALE file does not meet the import specifications. If you open it in a test editor and compare it to the one that works, you might see the difference and correct it. If not, send it to me at michael@24p.com

     

    Michael

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  • Tue, Sep 26 2006 1:12 AM In reply to

    • MichaelP
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    Re: ALE syntax error message

    Just to close out the thread for the benefit of others, the issue was that the original film transfer file had Ink Numbers that were incorrectly entered at time of telecine - either by the operator or the software being used. Basically the value in the Ink Number column was missing the "dash" between the prefix and the footage portion of the Ink Number. So the file had a value of FEDE 1000+00 where there was a space between the FEDE and the footage, and the "syntax" for a proper prefix-footage+ frames requires the dash as in: FEDE-1000+00.

    This is easily corrected in a text editor by adding the dash in the proper place.

     

    Michael

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