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How do I successfully export an OMF so Protools can open it? My film is 86 minutes.

Jan 7, 2014 5:35 PM

Tags: #exporting #omf

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!!!!

 
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    Jan 7, 2014 6:20 PM   in reply to brandon123

    Not sure what you require help for?

     

    What have you tried doing so far?

     
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    Jan 7, 2014 6:40 PM   in reply to brandon123

    What are the error messages?

     

    What version PrPro are you using?

     

    What platform?

     

    What version Pro Tools?

     

    Have you tried a 15 minute reel test?

     

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    Jan 7, 2014 6:54 PM   in reply to brandon123
     
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    Jan 7, 2014 7:02 PM   in reply to brandon123

    I have no issue exporting OMFs and using them in Protools.

     

    edit

     
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    Jan 7, 2014 7:06 PM   in reply to brandon123

    Problem is, my sound designer/mixer only works in Protools.

     

    Maybe that's the better problem to solve.

     
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    Jan 7, 2014 7:05 PM   in reply to brandon123

    I would say its worth tidying up the Sequence before Exporting it.

     

    Those random temp files may be your issue if you have asked for handles to be exported and there arent any on the clips

     
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    Jan 7, 2014 7:17 PM   in reply to brandon123

    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.

     
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    Jan 7, 2014 7:22 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    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...?

     
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    Jan 7, 2014 7:32 PM   in reply to brandon123

    Export an AAF and check the option to Embed the audio.  ProTools likes AAF better, and there's no 2GB limit.

     
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    Jan 8, 2014 5:47 PM   in reply to Shane_Ross

    Uh...no. That's like someone giving you footage...

     

    It's also another way to get the job done, if the problem to hand can't be resolved.

     
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    Jan 8, 2014 6:44 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    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.

     
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    Mar 12, 2014 7:35 AM   in reply to shooternz

    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.

     
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    Mar 12, 2014 8:03 AM   in reply to marcuslyall

    It looks like this has been a problem since 2009.

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/message/2702130

     

     

    Wow. No wonder people are suggesting Audition.

     
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