How do I successfully export and OMF file so that protools can open it? My film is 86 minutes. Do I have to separate the film into 15 minutru reels to do so? Or is there another way to do it? Please help!!!!
My editor tried to do it two ways: separating the audio files and encapsulating; both under 2 gigs. Neither will open in protools. we receive error messages.
do I have to separate the film into 15 minute reels as some suggest? Or is there another way to do this?
The error messages read: "Insufficient source media for this clip. Event media clip is not equal to actual media length"
The errors seem to point to temp sounds we added during editing, not production or camera audio.
We're using the most current premier pro. My sound designer/mixer is using protools 10hd.
Haven't tried breaking it up into a 15 min test reel yet.
You could just master in Audition.
Problem is, my sound designer/mixer only works in Protools. There's got to be a way to successfully export the file so protools can open it. we tried the step by step instructions someone posted on the internet, to no avail.
Well he will want the handles.. but make sure you are only sending him files that have handles.
So check your clips have them.
They usually can be very short eg. 1 to 2 seconds max. If you have set them too long.. maybe causes an error.
You mentioned temp files also . Lose them if they are not neccessary to the export.
Jim Simon wrote:
Problem is, my sound designer/mixer only works in Protools.
Maybe that's the better problem to solve.
Uh...no. That's like someone giving you footage to edit when you use one NLE, and because of some issue on their end (converted wrong) they then tell you "Use a different NLE that you've never used before...and be quick!"
How about AAF? ProTools...newer ones...takes these, as newer versions of Media Composer no longer export OMFs, but AAF. or is your audio guy, like many, sticking to an OLD version of ProTools...?
It's also another way to get the job done, if the problem to hand can't be resolved.
It also will open another set of issues in the case of your suggestion.
eg. Audition is almost hopeless at Video Preview and has zero capabilty to get it out to an external monitor.
Its less than professional requirement in this respect unfortunately.
I have just lost a day's dubbing time due to the unreliability of OMF and AAF export in Premiere.
It has taken almost an entire day to export an OMF successfully, even using forum help.
That's equivalent to 20 month's rental of CC.
My film is 2 mins long.
I really hope the person commenting above that mastering should be done in Audition does not work for Adobe.
Protools is pretty much the defacto standard for TV and film audio post.
Audio post companies who have spent years setting up and using a Protools workflow are not going to change to Audition because Adobe can't get OMF exporting right.
If Adobe want to set Premiere as an industry standard for professional editing, as I believe it could be, it will have to talk nicely with everyone else.