EDL Sort Methods

Given this is something that seems to come up fairly often in post, I found it remarkable that there isn’t really a concise definition of EDL sorting methods (or modes if you prefer). So for posterity, here goes:

  • A-mode: Sorts by record timecode
  • B-mode: Sorts by reel number then record timecode 
  • C-mode: Sorts by reel number then source timecode
  • D-mode: Sorts by transition (cuts first), then reel number, then record timecode 
  • E-mode: Sorts by transition (cuts first), then reel number, then source timecode
Posted: December 19th, 2007
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