Steps on how to use Matchbox with VoiceQ applications to conform scripts and video.
Matchbox is a Change Management solution, aimed at anyone working in post production.
It compares two versions of a reel or episode and finds every cut change, VFX tweak or dialog slip. It reveals the differences, reporting on the damage, and then retimes your sound mix, compositing work, dialog scripts, closed captions, and anything else created to picture.
Matchbox inherits a lot from Conformalizer 4, our Emmy Award winning reconform tool for sound editors, but is a complete rethink of what Change Management can be. It's a completely new product, designed from the ground up using cutting edge tech and hand-rolled algorithms.
You can purchase Matchbox and view its features and tutorials at the following link: https://www.thecargocult.nz/products/matchbox
Conforming support is a feature that our team at VoiceQ have been working on for use with Matchbox. It allows users to easily export and conform their projects in the industry to conform to format and easily import that data into VoiceQ.
1. Export current text file for conforming from VoiceQ
• Navigate to “File>Export Project…>Text for Conforming”
• Select ‘Export’ and save the text file.
• Open Matchbox application
2. Switch Matchbox to “conform type - file, tab-separated”
3. Load .conform file if previously created then skip to step 7, otherwise do 4, 5, 6
4. Load old EDL into OLD panel
5. Load new EDL into the NEW panel
6. Switch to the change panel and "compare"
7. Hit the CONFORM button
• Matchbox will then ask you to locate the file, conform it and save a new file next to it with the _conf suffix.
8. Import the conformed text data back into VoiceQ
1. This only affects the timing of the existing lines.
2. If the line is missing by the conforming (editing) you can choose what to do for the affected lines.