SAW EDL Investigator
versions of SAW up to SAWStudio
Have you ever needed to document a
SAW session? Wished that you could merge 2 EDL files together?
Wanted to create new sound files from the regions in an EDL file?
Dreamt of removing the "dead wood" from an EDL?
SAW EDL Investigator is an enhancement product for
the SAW hard disk editing system. The SAW EDL Investigator displays, saves and
prints all the information saved inside your EDL files. That includes sound
files, regions, markers, track lists and FX settings. The Investigator is
highly customized through tabbed preference settings - so you only need to
display the information you want to see.
SAW EDL Investigator lists:
Sound files - lists the number of sound files, the sound files' full
path and names in alphabetical order, file size in bytes, file length, sample
rate, bit rate, number of tracks, total size of all the sound files in bytes and
the total length of all the sound files.
Regions - lists the number of regions, the region names in alphabetical
order, the start, end and length of the region in samples and/or SMPTE, and the
total length of all the regions. The Regions can be listed in either a table or
a long listing.
Tracks - lists each track separately with the regions in each track and
the start, end and duration of each region in both samples and/or SMPTE. The
tracks can be listed in either a table or a long listing. LOOP REGIONS and
BREAK REGIONS in a track can be displayed as well as empty space between
regions to create a complete printout of every event in your sequence.
Markers - lists all sound file and multitrack markers. They can be
listed in one long list, or as separate lists for MT & SF Markers. MT
Markers are listed in chronological order with the time to the previous MT
Marker displayed. SF Markers are listed in alphabetical order.
FX - lists each track separately with a complete printout of each effect
and it's setting across the track. This includes a complete printout of all
parameters in the Parametric EQ, Compressor/Limiter, Reverberator, Eko and
Vari-Pitch, plus all the built in effects… Plus most plug-ins available.
Unused - lists all regions and files that are unused in the EDL in
There are options to use 80 or 100 subframes per frame in the smpte values, the
ability to list the EDL smpte values without applying the MT offset to the
values and the option to conform 30fps to 29.97fps.
Any of the above settings can be turned on or off in the preferences dialog:
Investigator includes numerous tools for helping to manipulate your session:
Region Filer - which creates new sound files from selected regions in an EDL
Merge - which merges 2 EDL files together to create a new EDL that can be
loaded into SAW
Path Changer - which changes the paths of selected sound files in an EDL
Offset - which applies an offset to markers or selected tracks in an EDL
Session Packer - which lets you reclaim hard disk space - Great for archiving!
Session Mover - which moves or copies everything related to an EDL to a new drive or
SMPTE Calculator - add, subtract, multiply and divide 4 different frame rates.
Delay Chart - display a delay chart for a user entered Tempo in Beats per Minute.
Files as Regions - Import (& create region) on
multiple sound files into a SAW session.
Attributes - Easily clear any or all
Read-only file attributes on files in a session.
SAW EDL Investigator does not support SAWStudio or SAWStudio Lite.
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note: SAW EDL Investigator is a continuously growing program, so these features
& their methods of implementation are subject to minor changes &
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