UM:Appendix Format Support/ALE
|ALE||Avid Log Exchange format.
The ALE format is an ascii text format used by Avid editing systems for metadata interchange.
Generate an ALE file for the current composition via the ..Export Composition button. Choose ale as your export format :
The ALE format is composed as ascii text and usually tab-delimited (delimiters are specified in the header). It consists of :
- A header containing various global settings (e.g. project format, fps etc.)
- A column specification
- One or more lines encoding metadata for a shot
Heading FIELD_DELIM<TAB>TABS VIDEO_FORMAT<TAB>PAL FPS<TAB>25
Column Name<TAB>FPS<TAB>Project<TAB>Tape<TAB>Start<TAB> ... <TAB>ASC_SOP
Data <shot1> <shot2> ...
Each shot includes and encodes the fields as shown above.
Each field in each shot is delimited as per the header specification (usually a TAB).