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Create a Cue Sheet from Cubase's marker track

Discussion in 'Your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)' started by EarlyReflexions, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. EarlyReflexions

    EarlyReflexions Member

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    Hey there !

    Cue sheets are boring to make, especialy if you work on Tv/documentaries with 50/100+ cues for a project. At least using Cubase it is, there's no way to export easily a spreadsheet with name, TC in, TC out and duration for each cue...

    Well...
    Since I'm a fellow composer AND a huge geek, I tackled that :


    www.sebastienrenault.com/cuesheet

    All you have to do is export your marker track (using linear mode, not musical), feed it to this little script and download a .xls file that will read :

    Cue# | Cue title | TC in | TC out | Duration

    and total duration at the end.

    It's not formated so you can use your BMI / SACEM / whatever template you want.

    I'm currently in the process of turning this into a desktop app, using JAVA. It actually works fine (mac/pc), but JAVA is not the best thing and some people don't want to ear about it, so I'll try and make a C++ or whatever version soon. I'll sell that probably.

    Until then, you can use this script for free - or donate half your immense fortune to support this project, my rent and my studio, since it can turn a boring 2 hour job in a lovely 20 seconds one.

    Hope some of you will find it usefull and will spread love and peace during those hours not lost anymore.

    Cheers !
     
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  2. clisma

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    This is a lovely idea! I don't use Cubase, unfortunately, but I know that keeping a master cue sheet during the composition process, and having to create a specific cue sheet for the PRO, is definitely no fun. Would like to see this process automated as much as possible. Looking forward to a dedicated app ;)
     
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    EarlyReflexions Member

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    What DAW are you using ? Can it export a marker track ? feel free to send a mp, I might be able to hack in it and add its support to my script...
     
  4. composerguy78

    composerguy78 Senior Member

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    I know someone who had developed a way to create cue sheets out of avid/final cut. I will follow up and see if it's available. I thought that might help.
     
  5. clisma

    clisma Senior Member

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    Logic and Digital Performer, and I'll have to check about exporting marker tracks. I actually don't know about either. Thanks for your offer, very kind!
     
  6. ChristopherDoucet

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    Really looking to try this out of my next project! Im going to try it out soon and I'll totally donate if it works for me!

    Thank you!
     
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    Thanks a lot ! Will try it on my next project for sure :)
     
  9. DynamicK

    DynamicK Senior Member

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    Bookmarked for future reference. Many thanks.
     
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    Bump for v1.2 :)

    - For spotting purposes, the script now handles both POSITION & CYCLE markers (and doesn't break anymore if there are position markers in a cycle :whistling:)

    http://www.sebastienrenault.com/cuesheet/

    Hope it will help !
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
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    Dear composer friends, new bump :

    My little app, Cubase Markers to Cue Sheet is now v1.3!

    NEW/FIX :
    - Now handles marker tracks from older (tested up from 6.5) Cubase version. Works for position AND cycle markers!
    - Switch between .csv and .xls file output.
    - A bit of code cleaning.

    Thanks a lot to all the users for their kind feedback and support !


    http://www.sebastienrenault.com/cuesheet/
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2017
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    It's been a while ! Little bump for 1.4 !

    NEW/FIX :
    - Fixed a problem when the marker track was exported from within a folder and would crash the script. :eek: (Cubase 9+)
    - Fixed the duration that was rounded to the lowest second.
    - Added a field to read the timecoded duration.

    Thanks once again to all the users for their contribution, feedback and support on making this script as usefull as possible for everyone !

    http://www.sebastienrenault.com/cuesheet/
     
  13. Anas

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    Hi

    I wanna thank you for this great tool mate! Its fantastic and saves a lot of time and effort.

    I have a few little suggestions if you don't mind.

    First, could please add a multi cue sheets upload option? This gonna be so great while making cue sheets for TV Drama with more than 10-30 episodes, because it takes long time to upload sheets and save them one by one.

    Second, I suggest that the output file name (Excel or PDF) should match project title name or you can add an output file name filed.

    Otherwise, i am so happy i found you and you deserve a very big thank and donate!

    Cheers,

    Anas
     
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    Multi upload is indeed a great idea :) I'll take a look at this !

    Most likely I'll make a single cuesheet at the end with a marker with each marker file name.

    I'll do something about the filename.

    Thanks for your input ! There will be a 1.5 pretty soon ;)
     
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    Hey there ! Thanks to your input, I'm now releasing the 2.0 version.

    NEW/FIX :
    - Cleaned code for multiple marker tracks files at the same time.
    --- If there's only one, the interface stays the same.
    --- If there are more than one, you can preview all of them at once and download each cuesheet.
    - The cuesheet files (.csv or .xls) are now using the SAME name as the marker track uploaded, for an easier use.

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    Let me know what you think !

    Cheers !

    http://www.sebastienrenault.com/cuesheet/
     
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