Brewer

Music and archive copyright clearance utility.

Do you have to trawl through EDL's to make your lists of archive footage and music tracks?

Now you can do your music cue sheets or itemise the archive shots used in your programme with only a couple of mouse clicks!

Brewer reads EDL's (or XML's) directly from the edit suite and collates the important info you need to complete your clearance paperwork. It lists all the clips used in an edit, calculates the total time any one shot is on-screen or music track is used and can then export it as a human readable PDF, Tab Seperated Values file (which can be used in many wordprocessors or spreadsheets), or directly to a spreadsheet programme like Excel as a standard .xls file.

You can completely customise your spreadsheet exports.

Provide Brewer with a template of how you'd like your spreadsheet to look like and Brewer will drop it's output into the right place.

XML's can be imported from Premiere Pro and FCP7 (beta)!

Even less work for you and the editor by loading XML files from Premiere Pro or FCP7. Please see this page for details (XML import from FCPX is currently in development).

"Amazing!"
Marie-Denise Dormis, Pitch International.

Simply ask your favourite editor for an EDL from their FCP or Avid, load it into Brewer and click 'Generate Clip List'.

In just a tick, you'll be given a summary of all the clips in your production's edit along with their reel number and individual duration. Even better: at the bottom of the list is each clip along with it's accumulated duration throughout your show. Used a CD multiple times in the edit and just want the overall duration used from it? It's right there.

"I've done my archive budget in minutes!"
Sean Schmolz. The Gamma Project.

Need to only list clips from a certain CD?
No problem: use the Filter ability of Brewer to list only the clips with names containing a keyword, like a library CD number or those on a specific reel.

Like to see your clip lists in a spreadsheet?
Easy! The list is saved as 'Tab Delimited', which means it can be imported into Excel or Open Office.

Find text in the EDL or list easily with a mouse-click!

Rename un-labelled tapes with your own name.

Show clip durations rounded to the nearest second or with a decimal places!