My client has an old Avid project that needs to be re-edited. I'm using Premiere Pro CS3. Can easily purchase any necessary conversion software (NOT going to buy Media Composer :P). Is there any way to 'easily' import it?
I'm familiar with the Automatic Duck software suite, but they don't seem to have an option for conversion to PPro. What about converting from Avid to After Effects, and then somehow importing the After Effects into PPro?
I'm extremely new to EDLs and very hesitant to use them :). Any advice?
I've had some degree of success going from Avid to PPro through the use of AAF (Advanced Authoring Format). If the project is really complex, the transfer may not work that well, but I was surprised to see just how much transferred cleanly. Check the Avid documentation for exporting a project as an AAF, and the PPro documentation for importing.
One thing to note is that you will have to recapture the media from the original source tapes, as PPro will not work with media files created during capture on an Avid system.