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Working with EDL information of Premiere Pro 12.0.0
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System Information
OSX: 10.12.6
Processor: 3,5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5
GPU: AMD FirePro D 500 3072 MB

Blender Version
2.79 5bd8ac9

Storyboarder Version
1.5.1 Storyboarder is a amazing tool for Storyboarding which is also Open Source, and a viable addition for animation and filmmaking workflow:

Adobe Premiere Version

Short description of error
I am not able to open EDL-files which where created with Premiere Pro. As Example Files and Full Workflow these files are comming from I also packed the Original Storyboarder files.

Please let me know If you think this could be a issue regarding the export of storyboarder, so I can file a report on their git.

I'm now also looking into a solution without using Adobe Premiere, but wasn't able to find a tool for the task.

Error message:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/private/var/folders/gc/psty29h90d1gjm2sy0pxj801xkv7br/T/AppTranslocation/BFBC66F6-AFD3-48ED-A76C-91338B326C95/d/", line 237, in execute
  File "/private/var/folders/gc/psty29h90d1gjm2sy0pxj801xkv7br/T/AppTranslocation/BFBC66F6-AFD3-48ED-A76C-91338B326C95/d/", line 130, in load_edl
    frame_offset = reel_offsets[edit.reel]
KeyError: 'ax'

location: <unknown location>:-1

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error

    1. OPTIONAL: Create Storyboard and Export IMAGES + XML timeline information
    2. OPTIONAL: Import XML and IMAGES in Premiere Pro 12.0.0
  1. Export EDL from Premiere Pro with "32character names" for better compability
  2. Install Import-Export: Import EDL Addon shipped with blender
  3. Navigate to VSE
  4. Open sidebar for EDL Import addon "n"
  5. Select EDL file in the sidebar
  6. click Import Video Sequence (.edl)
  7. See Error



Event Timeline

LazyDodo (LazyDodo) lowered the priority of this task from Needs Triage by Developer to Needs Information from User.Mar 26 2018, 4:55 PM

to make reproduction easier, any chance you can attach a problematic file?


  • blender.blend
  • BlenderEdlBugreport.prproj
  • BlenderEdlBugreport.storyboarder.fcpxml
  • BlenderEdlBugreport.storyboarder.xml
  • Sequenz.edl
  • Source File PNGs

LazyDodo (LazyDodo) raised the priority of this task from Needs Information from User to Confirmed, Medium.Mar 26 2018, 5:04 PM

can confirm the issue.