The EDL file extension is related to the Edit Decision List (EDL).

There is one other file type using
the EDL file extension!

empty icon.edl - ASAP Entity definition language file

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EDL file extension - Edit Decision List file

What is edl file? How to open edl files?

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The EDL file extension is associated with the Edit Decision List file format.

Edit Decision Lists (EDLs) are a means for describing the editing steps a video editing engine must perform in order to generate the desired output. EDLs can be created by hand, translated from another format, or by another application.

MediaWare's EDL format version 3.0.X is a CMX style EDL. 'CMX Style' is an industry term used to describe any reasonable derivation of the original EDL format that was specified by the CMX Corporation in the early 70s. The CMX EDL format was designed to work with early videotape editing controllers that were capable of performing basic edits between 'reels' or video tapes. The CMX EDL file format uses an ASCII (text) file, which makes it readable, and increases its portability. Edit lines contain edit number, reel id, edit mode and type information together with in and out points specified using SMPTE timecode values.

MediaWare's MPEG editing technology is file and stream based. Its EDL format 3.0.X modifies the original CMX EDL format to allow filenames rather than reel number to be specified. In the same manner as for CMX, MediaWare's EDL format uses SMPTE timecodes to specify edit in and out points since MPEG, like professional video tape, contains SMPTE timecodes recorded at regular intervals. In addition, MediaWare's format also supports others ways of specifying in and out points which are described later in this document.

Help how to open EDL files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension EDL:

As far as we know, this .edl file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

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