Export Regions and/or Markers to Sound Forge®


What is Export?

Export will export selected regions and/or markers from the current EDL file into a WAV or Sound Forge®* SFL file.

How does it work?

The List boxes will list either regions or markers. You may select which are displayed by pressing the Type radio buttons. If you select Regions, then the list boxes displayed will only list any regions in the current EDL file. You may then select those regions you would like to export for Sound Forge® to read. If you select Soundfile Markers, then the list boxes will only list any markers in the current EDL file. You may then select those markers you would like to export for Sound Forge® to read. You may switch back and forth between Regions and Soundfile Markers, and Export will remember your selected regions and markers.

The left hand list box will contain all the names of the regions or markers in the current EDL file if the Investigator can locate the sound file that the region or marker is associated with. The right hand list box is for selected regions. To move a region between lists you may double click on any region name or press the Add, Add All, Remove or Remove All buttons.

Note: If SAW EDL Investigator cannot find a sound file associated with a region or marker, then that region or marker will not be listed in Export.

Sound Forge® gives you the option of saving it's regions and markers information either inside the sound file (wav) or in a separate SFL file.

Export will first look in the sound file for any existing regions and markers information, if it doesn't find any data, then it will look for an SFL file. If there is no existing Sound Forge® data in the sound file and no SFL file exists, then Export will create an SFL file in the same directory as the sound file associated with the regions and/or markers that are being exported. By storing the region and marker data inside the WAV file, SAW will interpret the data as audio and a pop will be heard at the end of the WAV file - by storing the information inside a separate SFL file, this will not occur. Inside Sound Forge® you can select if the regions and markers are saved inside the WAV file or in an SFL file in the Save As dialog.

If there is existing data inside the sound file, then the new region and marker data will be added to that data, similarly, if there is already an existing SFL file associated with the sound file, the new reion and marker data will be added to the existing file.

If there are no regions or markers selected, then the OK button will be grayed out.

After selecting any regions or markers, press the OK button to export the selected regions and markers.

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Please note: SAW EDL Investigator is a continuously growing program, so these features & their methods of implementation are subject to minor changes & enhancements.

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